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Grounded Cardinals hope to fly high again with Wacha

Grounded Cardinals hope to fly high again with Wacha

BOSTON | Michael Wacha had a funny way of preparing for his World Series start that's supposed to save the season for the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 29, 2013 7:00 pm
Gomes HR helps Red Sox tie the series

Gomes HR helps Red Sox tie the series

ST. LOUIS | Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Red Sox rallied to beat the Cardinals 4-2 on Sunday night, tying the World Series at two games each.

October 27, 2013 8:37 pm Photos

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Wacha, Cards top Red Sox, tie series at 1

Wacha, Cards top Red Sox, tie series at 1

BOSTON | Michael Wacha won again in October and the St. Louis Cardinals got just enough help from Boston, beating the Red Sox 4-2 Thursday night to tie the World Series at 1-all.

October 24, 2013 9:30 pm
Red Sox rout Cardinals in opener

Red Sox rout Cardinals in opener

BOSTON | An easy toss on a sure out that skittered away. A routine popup that somehow dropped between Gold Glovers. And something even more startling — umpires reversing a key call.

October 23, 2013 11:45 pm
Cardinals, Red Sox set to renew their October rivalry

Cardinals, Red Sox set to renew their October rivalry

BOSTON | Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard.

October 22, 2013 6:00 pm

Fresh-faced Cards vs bearded Bosox for title

Big Papi, Dustin Pedroia and the bearded guys from Boston. Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal and those fresh mugs from St. Louis.

October 20, 2013 5:00 pm
Yankees get Soriano from Cubs, put him in lineup

Yankees get Soriano from Cubs, put him in lineup

NEW YORK | Alfonso Soriano took one look around Yankee Stadium and broke into a big, familiar smile.

July 26, 2013 7:15 pm
Puig & Pirates, Homer & Harper highlight first half

Puig & Pirates, Homer & Harper highlight first half

NEW YORK | Just for fun, let's turn back the baseball clock a few months.

July 13, 2013 6:45 pm
Santiago sharp, but White Sox lose to Mets in 10th

Santiago sharp, but White Sox lose to Mets in 10th

NEW YORK | Hector Santiago was totally ready to trade zeros with New York Mets sensation Matt Harvey.

May 07, 2013 10:30 pm

Red Sox rev up with Victorino; Nats, Haren close

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | The Boston Red Sox kept the cash freely flowing, this time revving their lineup with Shane Victorino, while the well-armed Washington Nationals neared a deal with Dan Haren at baseball's winter meetings Tuesday.

December 04, 2012 9:00 pm
Sosa, Bonds, Clemens on Hall ballot for first time

Sosa, Bonds, Clemens on Hall ballot for first time

NEW YORK | The most polarizing Hall of Fame debate since Pete Rose will now be decided by the baseball shrine's voters: Do Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa belong in Cooperstown despite drug allegations that tainted their huge numbers?

November 28, 2012 10:00 pm
Giants a win away from World Series title

Giants a win away from World Series title

DETROIT | OK, so even Bruce Bochy has to grudgingly admit that his San Francisco Giants are on a World Series roll.

October 27, 2012 11:30 pm

Tigers hope bats warm up in World Series chill

DETROIT | Toting his tiny aluminum bat, 5-year-old Gage Brookens wandered toward the cage and watched Austin Jackson, Omar Infante and a few other Tigers take batting practice on a chilly afternoon at Comerica Park.

October 26, 2012 6:18 pm
With small ball, Giants take 2-0 lead

With small ball, Giants take 2-0 lead

SAN FRANCISCO | Long ball one night, a Giant dose of small ball the next.

October 25, 2012 9:15 pm
Sandoval homers three times as Giants take World Series opener

Sandoval homers three times as Giants take World Series opener

SAN FRANCISCO | With three mighty swings, Pablo Sandoval put the San Francisco Giants ahead in this World Series and put himself in a class with Mr. October.

October 24, 2012 11:30 pm
Pierzynski homers twice as Sox beat Yanks

Pierzynski homers twice as Sox beat Yanks

NEW YORK | A.J. Pierzynski, Paul Konerko and the Chicago White Sox were totally prepared to face Adam Warren in his major league debut.

June 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Opening day all over: Aces, tributes and extras

Opening day all over: Aces, tributes and extras

Standing in a concourse at Comerica Park during the seventh-inning stretch, wearing his Detroit Tigers windbreaker and hat, Walt Thompson seemed to speak for every fan on opening day.

April 05, 2012 7:45 pm
Baseball bracing for an extra wild season in 2012

Baseball bracing for an extra wild season in 2012

Dusty Baker would like a do-over.

March 23, 2012 6:54 pm

White Sox trade closer Santos to Jays for RHP Molina

DALLAS | The White Sox traded closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, sending him back to the organization where he spent three seasons trying to make the majors as a shortstop.

December 06, 2011 7:00 pm
Gibson, Maddon win Managers of Year; La Russa 3rd

Gibson, Maddon win Managers of Year; La Russa 3rd

Kirk Gibson took a tough-guy approach. So much so, he brought three Navy SEALs to spring training.

November 16, 2011 10:00 pm
Kimbrel, Hellickson chosen MLB rookies of the year

Kimbrel, Hellickson chosen MLB rookies of the year

NEW YORK | Craig Kimbrel overpowered hitters with his rocket right arm, then overwhelmed rivals in the NL Rookie of the Year voting.

November 14, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Cards, Rangers give baseball quite a run in Series

Cards, Rangers give baseball quite a run in Series

ST. LOUIS | David Freese swooped in, expecting Elvis Andrus to bunt. He did, but the ball trickled wide of the line.

October 29, 2011 6:30 pm
St. Louis caps improbable run to World Series with championship

St. Louis caps improbable run to World Series with championship

ST. LOUIS | Albert Pujols thrust both arms high in the air, even before he reached home plate.

October 28, 2011 10:30 pm
Cardinals stun Texas, force World Series to Game 7

Cardinals stun Texas, force World Series to Game 7

ST. LOUIS | Hours after David Freese's home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, long after the ballpark emptied, a message still burned bright on the scoreboard: "See you TOMORROW NIGHT for Game 7 of the World Series!"

October 27, 2011 11:30 pm Photos

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Game 6 of World Series postponed by rainy forecast

Game 6 of World Series postponed by rainy forecast

ST. LOUIS | Colby Lewis and his Texas teammates casually tossed a ball in left field, trying to avoid the tarp and any anxiety about being so close to the World Series championship.

October 26, 2011 7:10 pm

Napoli, Pujols swing deep into World Series lore

ST. LOUIS | Albert Pujols made the first big dent in this World Series; then it was Mike Napoli's turn.

October 25, 2011 10:00 pm
Napoli's 2B gives Texas 4-2 win, 3-2 Series lead

Napoli's 2B gives Texas 4-2 win, 3-2 Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas | Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning against Marc Rzepczynski, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a two-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Monday night and take a 3-2 World Series lead.

October 24, 2011 10:00 pm
Rangers rally in 9th, beat Cards to even Series

Rangers rally in 9th, beat Cards to even Series

ST. LOUIS | Down to their last three outs, and in danger of dropping into a serious World Series deficit, the Texas Rangers rallied against St. Louis' vaunted bullpen for a 2-1 victory Thursday night.

October 20, 2011 10:00 pm
Frenzied finish on deck: 4 teams battled for 2 spots

Frenzied finish on deck: 4 teams battled for 2 spots

A startling triple play. A spirited comeback. Huge hits by a rookie -- a Yale philosophy major, at that -- and monumental collapses on the brink.

September 29, 2011 10:00 pm Related
Hall of Fame center fielder Duke Snider dies at 84

Hall of Fame center fielder Duke Snider dies at 84

Duke Snider, the Hall of Fame center fielder for the charmed "Boys of Summer" who helped the Dodgers bring their elusive and only World Series crown to Brooklyn, died Sunday. He was 84.

February 27, 2011 10:00 pm

Alomar and Blyleven elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK | After a narrow miss last year, Bert Blyleven told voters they finally got it right by sending him into the Hall of Fame along with Roberto Alomar.

January 05, 2011 10:00 pm

Red Sox get Crawford; Yankees raise offer to Lee

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. | Immediately after the Red Sox landed Carl Crawford, the Yankees boosted their already whopping offer to Cliff Lee. Their high-stakes rivalry is escalating, hundreds of millions of dollars by the hour.

December 09, 2010 4:15 pm

It's unanimous: Phils' Halladay wins NL Cy Young

NEW YORK | Roy Halladay arrived in Philadelphia to a standing ovation, a $60 million contract extension and the billing as baseball's top ace. That was before he threw a single pitch.

November 16, 2010 9:43 pm
Giants win World Series behind Lincecum, Renteria

Giants win World Series behind Lincecum, Renteria

ARLINGTON, Texas | The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.

November 01, 2010 9:35 pm

Giants capture World Series opener with powerful fifth

SAN FRANCISCO | The San Francisco Giants turned the World Series opener into an extra long round of batting practice - against Cliff Lee and the Texas Rangers.

October 27, 2010 10:37 pm
T.F. South's Granderson heads to DL as White Sox beat Yankees

T.F. South's Granderson heads to DL as White Sox beat Yankees

NEW YORK | Andruw Jones came out swinging after a little ump bump. A.J. Pierzynski hit hard, too, and that helped the White Sox slow down the New York Yankees.

May 01, 2010 6:00 pm

T.F. South's Granderson is new center of attention for Yankees

NEW YORK | T.F. South grad Curtis Granderson put on his "NY" cap, buttoned up his pinstriped jersey and went right to work for the New York Yankees.

December 18, 2009 12:00 am

Yanks' Mitre shakes off rust, shuts down White Sox

NEW YORK | Sergio Mitre sure looked a little rusty at the start. He bounced a pitch to the backstop to the first batter, then did it again with the next guy.

August 30, 2009 12:00 am

Cub great Santo falls short in Hall of Fame voting

NEW YORK | Former second baseman Joe Gordon was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee on Monday, while another panel shut out the likes of Joe Torre, Ron Santo and Gil Hodges.

December 08, 2008 12:00 am

Former Cub great Maddux to announce retirement

Greg Maddux has thrown his last pitch.

December 05, 2008 12:00 am

Phils, Rays suspended in 6th inning tied at 2

PHILADELPHIA | Game 5 of the World Series was suspended because of rain in the sixth inning Monday night with the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays tied at 2. There was no immediate word on when the game would resume.

October 27, 2008 12:00 am

Sox bombed out in the Bronx

NEW YORK | Bobby Abreu homered twice and drove in six runs, Mike Mussina kept up his hopes for a 20-win season and the New York Yankees beat the AL Central-leading White Sox 9-2 Thursday night.

September 19, 2008 12:00 am

Red Sox, Cubs highlight All-Star rosters

NEW YORK | Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez and Cubs leadoff man Alfonso Soriano will see lots of familiar faces at the All-Star game.

July 07, 2008 12:00 am

Red Sox, Cubs highlight All-Star rosters

NEW YORK | Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez and Cubs leadoff man Alfonso Soriano will see lots of familiar faces at the All-Star game.

July 06, 2008 12:00 am

Pettitte admits to briefly using HGH

NEW YORK | Andy Pettitte used human growth hormone to recover from an elbow injury in 2002, the New York Yankees pitcher admitted two days after he was cited in the Mitchell Report.

December 16, 2007 12:00 am

BoSox bring brooms to series

DENVER | Gone are those pleading, pathetic days when the Red Sox were practically begging to win a World Series. There's a new monster in baseball, and it's in Boston.

October 29, 2007 12:00 am

A look at the playoffs, from A-to-Z

Priming for the playoffs, from A-to-Z:

October 03, 2007 12:00 am

Maddux, Mays, Griffey among all-time Gold Glove team

Willie Mays making that over-the-shoulder catch. Brooks Robinson barehanding a bunt. Roberto Clemente unleashing a rifle throw.

August 23, 2007 12:00 am

Bonds on Cooperstown collection: 'I'm not worried about the Hall'

NEW YORK | As Barry Bonds nears his record 756th home run, he's stockpiling quite a collection of souvenirs -- bats, balls, helmets and spikes, pieces of baseball history perfectly suited for the Hall of Fame.

May 29, 2007 12:00 am

Cubs blow lead, lose to Mets

NEW YORK | Carlos Delgado's two-run single capped a five-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning and set off a wild celebration at home plate, and the Mets startled the Cubs 6-5 Thursday.

May 18, 2007 12:00 am
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