John Lackey

Catcher Yadier Molina #4 and Pat Neshek #37 of the St. Louis Cardinals react while taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Three of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 6, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Lackey, Long Balls Help Cardinals Grab Series Edge Over Dodgers

John Lackey lived up to his big-game reputation as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL Division Series.

10/07/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: A view of the scoreboard showing the San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals in the eighteenth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Nationals One Loss Away From Another Playoff Disappoinment

The Nationals are facing NLDS elimination… again. The Dodges and Cardinals continue to slug it out.

10/06/2014

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CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 22 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

08/22/2014

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]

07/31/2014

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Red Sox Blow Up Rotation, Send Lester To A’s And Lackey To Cardinals

Deadline day started with a bang and then an aftershock. The Boston Red Sox are without question going to look totally different in 2015.

07/31/2014

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CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 15 Starts And Sits

When can you trust your struggling studs? Twelve starts into the season, Fantasy owners still have no idea what to make of Mike Minor. After he was sidelined with an injury to open the year, Minor just hasn’t been able to recapture his old form.

07/04/2014

Fans react after Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 2 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Red Sox Hope To Clinch First Title At Fenway Since 1918

Ted Williams never did it. Not Carl Yastrzemski. Not Carlton Fisk. Not even Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling, who ended The Curse nearly a decade ago.

10/30/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27: Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts to being tagged out at first by Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning as Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates winning Game Four of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. The Red Sox defeated the Cardinals 4-2.

Five Things You Missed: World Series, Game 4

The Red Sox tied it up in another wild one. Here are five things you missed from game 4.

10/28/2013

John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox is pulled from the game in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kallas: What Happened To The Red Sox In The 7th Inning Of Game 2?

In Game 2 of the 2013 World Series, the Red Sox took a page out of the Cardinals’ defensive Game 1 nightmare and allowed the Cardinals to get out of Boston with a split.

10/25/2013

Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals answers questions during 2013 World Series Media Day at Fenway Park on October 22, 2013. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Silverman: Fixing The World Series Must Be MLB’s Priority

It seems that the World Series has shrunk and shriveled over the years to the point where it is a folksy little event to all except those associated with the two teams participating.

10/23/2013

David Huff #60 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on September 7, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Huff Surrenders 9 Earned Runs, Yankees Get Rocked By Red Sox

David Huff was ineffective as he have up nine runs on Saturday. The Red Sox continued their dominance over the Yankees, taking three of three games so far this series.

09/07/2013

Alex Rodriguez celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning off of Ryan Dempster. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Despite All The Baggage, A-Rod Has Become A Rallying Figure

Despite all of his baggage, A-Rod has become a rallying figure for the Bombers on the field and in the dugout.

08/19/2013

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees watches as David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the 7th inning at Fenway Park on August 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Red Sox Swat Kuroda, Lackey Gets Better Of Bomber Bats

John Lackey held down New York’s resurgent offense as the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game skid by beating the Yankees 6-1 on Saturday.

08/17/2013

John Lackey reacts as Alex Rodriguez rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in 2011. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Boston’s John Lackey Has ‘A Problem’ With A-Rod Playing Amid Appeal

Adding to the intrigue: Lackey is scheduled to start Saturday’s game against Rodriguez and the Yankees in Boston.

08/16/2013

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Ex-Mets Manager Bobby Valentine Fired By Red Sox Following Dreadful 2012 Season

The brash and supremely confident manager was fired on Thursday, the day after the finale of a season beset with internal sniping and far too many losses.

10/04/2012

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