American League Championship Series

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Kansas City Royals’ Streak May End In World Series

The Royals reach their first World Series since 1985 with 8 straight American League playoff wins, beating the Athletics, Angels and Orioles.

10/16/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 13: Rain collects on seats in the stadium to postpone Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 13, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Predicting The World Series Matchup

The Royals lead the Orioles 2-0. The Cardinals and Giants are tied at one game. What’s the chance of each possible World Series matchup?

10/14/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11: Alcides Escobar #2 celebrates with teammate Billy Butler #16 after scoring on Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals RBI single to left field in the ninth inning against Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s All Kansas City In The American League Playoffs

The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.

10/12/2014

Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a doubled to deep left field to score Alejandro De Aza #12 in the fifth inning against James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Gordon-Led Royals Beat Orioles 8-6 In ALCS Opener

Alex Gordon hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night.

10/11/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Spending Less Money To Win In MLB Playoffs

The Royals have the smallest payroll of the remaining MLB playoff teams. The Cardinals, Giants and Orioles all started the season with payrolls exceeding $100 million.

10/10/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

10/07/2014

David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Report: MLB Will Likely Ban Home-Plate Collisions

“At this point, I don’t know who would argue to keep it, or what their argument would be,” one team official said. “There is no reasoned argument to keep it (in the game).”

10/21/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Shane Victorino #18 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with his teammates after hitting a grand slam home run against Jose Veras #31 of the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sox Top Tigers 5-2 In Game 6 Of ALCS, Advance To World Series

The Boston Red Sox are going back to the World Series for the third time in 10 seasons.

10/20/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 12: Joaquin Benoit #53 and Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox 1-0 in Game One of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tigers Just Miss Team No-Hitter In Game 1 Win Over Boston

Boston was hitless until Daniel Nava had a soft, clean single to center field off Joaquin Benoit with one out in the ninth.

10/13/2013

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera Leads Tigers Into Exciting ALCS Versus Big Papi’s Red Sox

The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox have never previously met in the playoffs. Both teams are led by super sluggers in Miguel Cabrera and David Ortiz.

10/12/2013

Alex Rodriguez (R) and Derek Jeter (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jeter On A-Rod Controversy: ‘Let Him Speak First And Then We’ll Talk About That’

“I don’t comment on anyone until they speak first,” Jeter said on Monday. “Let him address his situation before I comment on it. Let him speak first and then we’ll talk about that.”

02/04/2013

Derek Jeter (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Works Out On Field For First Time Since Breaking Left Ankle

The 38-year-old Yankees captain fielded 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop on Monday at the team’s minor league complex. He also hit in a batting cage.

01/28/2013

Derek Jeter (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Will Derek Jeter Be Ready For Opening Day? ‘I Think He’ll Find A Way,’ Says Girardi

“I think there’s a little bit of a question (if he’ll be ready for Opening Day), but I think he’ll find a way,” Girardi said on Thursday. “That’s who he is.”

11/16/2012

Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Exercise $15 Million Options For Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson

The New York Yankees have exercised their $15 million contract options for second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielder Curtis Granderson for next season. They also exercised their option for reliever David Aardsma.

10/29/2012

Brian Cashman (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Mum On His Offseason Plan

How will Cashman address his aging team? Will he attempt to go younger or will he stick with his older guns? Will he attempt to deal the virtually untradeable A-Rod? Will he re-sign Nick Swisher? As usual, the longtime GM didn’t disclose his plans.

10/23/2012

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