MLB Playoffs

Astros Defeat Royals 5-2 In ALDS OpenerGeorge Springer and Colby Rasmus homered, and Collin McHugh pitched six solid innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2.
Rangers Jump Out To 1-0 Series Lead, Defeat Blue Jays 5-3Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer, Rougned Odor added a solo shot and the Texas Rangers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Thursday in the opener of an American League Division Series.
Mets Gearing Up To Face 'Those Two Animals' At Dodger StadiumMichael Cuddyer and the New York Mets are well aware of the challenge ahead. First, they get Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Dodgers. And then, Zack Greinke.
Arrieta Masterful, Tosses 4-Hit Shutout As Cubs Beat Pirates 4-0 In Wildcard GameJake Arrieta carried his masterful pitching over to the postseason by tossing a four-hit shutout as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.
Silverman: Harvey Is Doing His Best To Ruin Mets' Dream SeasonIt seems like Matt Harvey is out to make sure nobody compares the 2015 Mets with the 1969 edition of the team.
Keidel: Overachievers Or Not, Yankees Embarrassed Themselves When It MatteredI was called all manner of moron for saying the Yankees weren't that good, and would not reach the postseason this year. If you'd care to call that a playoff appearance, hope you enjoyed it.
Schwartz: Citi Field More Than Ready For First Taste Of Postseason BaseballThe Mets have come a long way since Oct. 19, 2006, and on Monday the fans will see first hand at Citi Field.
PHOTOS: Yankees' Season Comes To Crashing HaltThe Yankees' offseason has officially begun -- a lot earlier than they would have liked.
Keidel: Hey You, Internet Tough Guy, You're A Real Man Poking Fun At SabathiaBoomer Esiason said it best this morning. We have an insatiable desire to see others fail, especially someone making over $20 million a year to throw a baseball.
Starters Severino, Nova On Standby In Yankees' Bullpen Should Tanaka StruggleStarting pitchers Luis Severino and Ivan Nova are part of an eight-man bullpen on the New York Yankees' roster for their AL wild-card game against Houston.
Yankees Out To Slay Regular Season Nemesis Keuchel In AL Wild-Card GameFor Dallas Keuchel, pitching on three days' rest for the Houston Astros in the American League wild-card game is just one more chance to prove a season's worth of doubters wrong.
Mets' Collins Ready To Turn Big Guns Loose In Games 1-3 Of NLDS Against DodgersThe Mets have set their pitching rotation for the first three games of their best-of-five NL playoff series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.