Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
Two games. Two wins. Two clinches. All is well with the Yankees — but their work isn’t done.
It’s the last three games of the season at Fenway, 180 days since the season opened, and the games don’t matter. The only thing that matters is that the Yankees are playing for the division and home-field advantage.
With Derek Jeter’s usual October stage approaching, he’s starting to hit again — and beginning to resemble the Jeter of old.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Monday ruled out increased use of instant replay by umpires to review close calls during the postseason this season.