National League Championship Series

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after 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: Royals Will Be Fan Favorites In World Series

The Giants beat the Cardinals to make the World Series. But baseball fans outside of San Francisco will be rooting for the Royals.

10/17/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants is removed from the game in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: NLCS Could Go Seven Games This Year

In the NLCS, the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are evenly matched. Baseball fans should hang on and enjoy the ride.

10/15/2014

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

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive Group

The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.

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

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Santiago Casilla #46 and Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after the final out of their 3 to 2 win over the Washington Nationals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Eliminate Nationals With Three One-Run Wins

The San Francisco Giants advanced, beating the Washington Nationals in the NLDS in three close games. But are the upsets really a surprise?

10/09/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Adam Wainright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with teammates after the Cardinals defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 to win game 4 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Kershaw And Dodgers Can’t Get Past Cardinals Yet Again

The Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS for the fourth straight year. They will face the Giants, who topped the Nationals.

10/08/2014

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he hits an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kallet: Arrogant, Unlikable Yasiel Puig Plays The Game The Wrong Way

He’s cocky. He’s arrogant. He’s extremely unlikable. And he doesn’t play the great game of baseball the right way, the way it’s supposed to be played. Who am I talking about? You know who. I’m talking about Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.

10/16/2013

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he hits an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Beltran Calls Out Yasiel Puig, Says Rookie Must ‘Act With More Calm’

“As a player, I just think he doesn’t know (about how to act),” the former Met said. “That’s what I think. He really doesn’t know. He must think that he’s still playing somewhere else.”

10/15/2013

Hanley Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks to first after being hit by a pitch. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Dodgers Shortstop Hanley Ramirez Is Doubtful For Game 3 Of The NLCS

Shortstop Hanley Ramirez had a CT scan on his left ribs Sunday, and the results were not yet available.

10/13/2013

Matt Carpenter, Jon Jay, Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their 1 to 0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cardinals Win Game 2 Squeaker To Gain 2-0 NLCS Advantage Over Dodgers

Led by superb rookie starter Michael Wacha, the St. Louis Cardinals have taken a 2-0 NLCS advantage over the Los Angeles Dodgers by taking Game 2.

10/12/2013

Lance Lynn of the St. Louis Cardinals (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cardinals Right-Hander Lance Lynn To Start Game 4 Of The NLCS

Lance Lynn will start Game 4 of the NL championship series for the St. Louis Cardinals.

10/12/2013

Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Dodgers Outfielder Ethier Out Of NLCS Game 2 Lineup Due To Soreness

Andre Ethier is not in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS due to lingering soreness.

10/12/2013

A.J. Ellis #17, Hanley Ramirez #13, Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after the Dodgers defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 4 of the National League Division Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

On To The NLCS! Dodgers Advance Past Braves, Await Either Bucs Or Cards

The NL West champions open the next round Friday against St. Louis or Pittsburgh. The Cardinals host the wild-card Pirates in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday.

10/08/2013

Keith Olbermann (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Keith Olbermann To Host Postseason Baseball Studio Show On TBS

Keith Olbermann is getting back into broadcasting to host TBS’ postseason baseball studio show, staying away from politics for the moment.

06/05/2013

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