Major League Baseball

The Nationals Wanted Dusty Baker to Win Three Games—Not 192

My enduring memory of Dusty Baker will be the way I saw him after the last game of the Nationals’ 2016 season. That game was a loss, of course, as …

Baseball

Astros offense finally breaks out just in time for Game 7 of the ALCS vs. Yankees - CBSSports.com

The Astros scored seven runs in Game 6 after scoring nine runs total in Games 1-5<p>HOUSTON -- For the first time in the ALCS, the highest scoring …

Baseball

Bryce Harper is really just a tiny bit better Adam Lind when you think about it

Tom Boswell of the Washington Post writes about an important matter facing the Washington Nationals over the next year: what do about Bryce Harper, …

Baseball

The Nationals Invite Chaos Yet Again by Letting Manager Dusty Baker Go

Another high-profile manager has bitten the dust. On Friday afternoon, the Nationals announced that they would not be bringing back Dusty Baker, who …

Baseball

Astros pick snake-bitten righty to pitch them to World Series

HOUSTON — A.J. Hinch was unbowed. Maybe half the world and most of Houston expected him to announce Lance McCullers Jr. was going to be his starter …

Baseball

Want to Inspire Your Team for Success? Check Out These 11 Quotes From World Series Champs.

Ramp up your teamwork with these soundbites from Major League Baseball figures.<p>With the first game of the World Series playoffs around the bend, it’s hard not to feel the buildup of excitement for the baseball teams in the running. Making it to the playoffs is not an accident, but the result of …

Baseball

WATCH: Aaron Judge takes Brad Peacock deep on jaw-dropping HR

The New York Yankees had been shut out heading into the top of the eighth inning against the Houston Astros in Game 5. That is, until Aaron Judge …

Baseball

Ticket prices for Dodger Stadium World Series games go through the roof

Jayne Kamin-Oncea / USA TODAY Sports<p>If you want to go to the 2017 World Series, get ready to pay through the teeth.<p>Ticket prices for games being …

Sports

The Man Who Created Yankees’ Murderers’ Row

Edward Barrow changed the face of modern sports, ushering in megastars like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, while also introducing the playing of the national anthem before games.<p>Edward Grant Barrow, born in a covered wagon, helped invent modern sports by building the Yankee baseball dynasty, making …

Baseball

There’s one huge bright side to the Cubs’ shattering NLCS loss

Do you remember, in maybe third or fourth grade, when you’d be hanging out on the merry-go-round/climbing wall/tire swing at the playground, minding your own business, talking about baseball cards or fishing lures or four square or whatever, and some larger, meatier bullies from the eighth grade …

Javier Baez

Yankees Play for Shot at Dodgers, With Fox Hoping for a Home Run

Network executives at Fox are officially neutral, but you can’t blame them if they secretly root for the Yankees.<p>A win by New York over the Houston …

Business

For Astros, all arms on deck for Game 7

'No pitcher is going to be in the dugout,' Keuchel says<p>HOUSTON -- The Astros figure to have just about every pitcher available for Saturday night's …

Baseball

Game 7s are why we watch — and just what Yankees need

HOUSTON — Oh, yes, you remember this, right? You remember what Game 7 of the American League Championship Series feels like, looks like, tastes like, …

Baseball

ALCS Game 6: Did Astros make right move bringing in closer Ken Giles vs. Yankees? - CBSSports.com

With a six-run lead in the ninth, the Astros used closer Ken Giles for 23 pitches<p>The Astros won Game 6 of the ALCS, 7-1, Friday night in Houston's …

Baseball

Jose Altuve: ‘I literally love Justin Verlander’

Jose Altuve was not shy in expressing his fondness towards Justin Verlander during an interview after Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday.<p>The Houston …

Baseball

The Yankees could beat two 100-win teams this October

Prior to the fifth inning of Game 6 of the ALCS, Luis Severino was dealing. He tossed 53 pitches, 42 landing for strikes, 13 fanning three batters …

Baseball

Chicago Cubs: Five ways to make the World Series in 2018

The Chicago Cubs caught lightning in a bottle last season en route to winning their first World Series in over a century, but a repeat was sadly not …

Baseball

For the Yankees, the Wild Card Has a Whole New Meaning

The Yankees captured the 1927 World Series after losing just 44 games in the regular season, and they won only 87 before beating the Mets in the 2000 Series. But as they faced the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night, they were seeking a different sort …

Baseball

As Cubs fans mourn, a Sox bar flies the 'L'

There was great sadness the other night when the Cubs 2017 World Series dream died at the hands of the Dodgers.<p>My Cubs fan brothers were deeply saddened, as were friends at work. I tried to soothe their grief, but for some odd reason, I couldn’t console them.<p>And all other Cubs fans all across the …

Baseball

The Giants interviewed Chili Davis for ... something ... wink, wink

According to Andrew Baggarly of the <i>Mercury News</i> and internet, the Giants have interviewed Red Sox hitting coach and old friend Chili Davis for ... …

Baseball

The craziest stats from Cubs 2017 postseason run

The Cubs go home for the winter with a bad taste in their mouths for the 108th time in the last 109 years.<p>But such is the nature of professional …

Baseball

The 2017 Cubs Never Clicked

The bullpen imploded, the offense never got rolling, and Joe Maddon made some bad calls.<p>A season after winning their first title in 108 years, the …

Sports

Being a World Series host doesn’t bring as much cash as you think

Baseball fans from across the country are expected to travel to Los Angeles for Game 1 of the World Series next week, where the Dodgers will face off with either the New York Yankees or the Houston Astros. And while the second host city is pending the winner of the The American League Championship …

Business

Right or wrong, Baker ouster shows Nats are World Series or bust in '18

Dusty Baker was supposed to be back next year.<p>All along, that was the plan. Even though he didn't get a contract extension last offseason, after …

Baseball

San Francisco Giants hire former Willie Mac Award winner, David Bell

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 14: David Bell #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with teammate Rich Aurilla #35 after scoring the game winning run …

Baseball

The Cubs Already Need to Retool

Is Javier Baez part of the core? Or a means to acquiring pitching depth?<br>(Photo: Arturo Pardavila III)<p>A year ago, the Cubs were baseball’s most …

Baseball

Chicago Cubs will have offseason filled with change after disappointing NLCS

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 18: Manager Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs argues a call in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game four …

Baseball

Tickets icon

Mets reporter Anthony DiComo talks about starter Noah Syndergaard's injury and how that shouldn't affect his offseason workout<p>©2017 MLB Advanced …

Noah Syndergaard

After 29 years of disappointment, Dodger Nation drinks in the end of one baseball drought

They came from all over dressed in Dodger blue. From Boyle Heights and Long Island, N.Y. From Oklahoma, Iowa and San Pedro, all convinced that their date with destiny would come right here in the Windy City.<p>It had been more than a quarter of a century since the Dodgers made it to the World Series — …

Baseball

Everything I know about Kevin Long, who I like for Mets manager

By Matthew Cerrone | 4:00PM<p>Mets hitting coach <b>Kevin Long</b> and Mariners third base coach <b>Manny Acta</b> are the current frontrunners to be manage of the …

Baseball