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American League Championship Series – Game 1Detroit at Boston8:30 ET FoxAnibal Sanchez (14-8, 2.57) vs. Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75)Jon Lester beat the Tigers twice this season. In one of the games, he was very sharp in a 2-1 win. But in his...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
National League Championship Series – Game 2Los Angeles at St. Louis3:07 ET TBSClayton Kershaw (16-9, 1.83) vs. Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78)The Dodgers and Cardinals played 13 innings for more than five hours before Carlos Beltran lined a shot...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
National League Championship Series – Game 1Los Angeles at St. Louis8:30 ET TBSZack Greinke (15-4, 2.63) vs. Joe Kelly (10-5, 2.69)The Cardinals won a hard-fought battle with NL Central rival Pittsburgh to advance to the NLCS for the third...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
From the Cubs' ill-conceived College of Coaches in 1961 to Bobby V and Ozzie G in 2012, here are the worst managerial tenures over the past half-century. When the American League expanded to 10 teams in 1961, with the National League set...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
The Primanti Bros. sandwiches may taste a little better this morning in the Steel City.The long wait to see a winning team in Pittsburgh is over after the Pirates ended  a record-long streak of 20 consecutive losing seasons by XXXXXX. That...
David Fox
1 year ago
It’s been a long time since the Pittsburgh Pirates had a winning season. A well-documented long time. My daughter is a junior in college, and the Pirates have not had a season with a winning record in her lifetime.But, last night, the Pirates...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Josh Reddick
At the end of the week the calendar will flip over into September. As the leaves begin to turn orange, yellow, and red, baseball prepares to head down the final stretch before the playoffs. Recently, September baseball has been high drama.While it...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Pedro AlvarezMaybe the third baseman was rushed through the Pirates’ system, or maybe he’s been a little slow to develop, but the Pirates have been rewarded for their patience with the young slugger. The second overall pick in 2008 is...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
The Pirates are over powering the Cardinals, Scherzer can’t finish, but he sure can win, the Rangers are road warriors, the Rays are road weary, the Tigers dominate the Tribe and Craig Kimbrel is good, really good. Explore these facts and...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Amazing MLB Stats
The Cubs are wishing they had moved to the American League instead of the Astros, Koji has been unhittable, Texas and Detroit haven’t missed a beat since a couple of players were suspended, and will the Braves’ lack of postseason...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
2013 MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 26
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports MLB Power Ranking...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Ichiro Suzuki
No matter where you stand on the issue of counting Ichiro’s 4,000 hits, it’s difficult not to be impressed by the man’s talent and accomplishments. With an approach that makes hitting coaches across the country cringe, the hitting...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Braves' Jason Heyward Has Jaw Broken By Pitch (GIF)
Braves outfielder Jason Heyward sustained two jaw fractures when he was struck by a 90-mph fastball from Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese on Wednesday. He will undergo surgery Thursday, and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. We wish him a speedy...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate, the Dodgers are good, the Astros are bad and Alfonso Soriano has been really hot. These facts and more amazing stats from last week in baseball.1.23    Clayton Kershaw’s ERA in AugustThe...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
2013 MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 19
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Alex Rodriguez
With about 40 games left in the regular season, fantasy baseball playoffs are just around the corner. Athlon Sports has everything you need to catch up on what took place on the fantasy diamond during the past seven days. Our fantasy junkies bring...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Oakland’s Josh Reddick goes on a binge in Toronto, Mo blows up, the Brewers can’t win on Thursdays and Clayton Kershaw can’t lose when he gets four runs. These numbers and more, in this edition of amazing MLB stats for the week of...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Justin Morneau
There are just seven weeks left in the MLB regular season, which means the fantasy baseball playoffs are even closer. Athlon Sports has everything you need to catch up on what took place on the fantasy diamond during the past seven days. Our...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Athlon keeps fantasy GMs up to date with a complete look at MLB's bullpen situations.TeamCloserSetupWatch ListArizonaBrad ZeiglerJ.J. PutzJoe Thatcher, Heath BellAtlantaCraig KimbrelJordan WaldenScott Downs, Luis Ayala, Anthony Varvaro, Eric O...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Athlon keeps fantasy GMs up to date with a complete look at MLB's bullpen situations.TeamCloserSetupWatch ListArizonaBrad ZeiglerJ.J. PutzJoe Thatcher, Heath BellAtlantaCraig KimbrelJordan WaldenScott Downs, Luis Ayala, Anthony Varvaro, Eric O...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Mike Trout continues to wow fans in Anaheim, the Braves are once again the hottest team in baseball, J-Hey sparks Atlanta, lefties can't beat the Indians, Pedro Alvarez kills the Cardinals and A-Rod's financial loss. These and other...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Justin Upton
August is here and that means fantasy playoffs are quickly approaching. Athlon Sports has everything you need to catch up on what took place on the fantasy diamond during the past seven days. Our fantasy junkies bring you last week's top...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Last season the most impactful trades didn’t seem that impressive when they were announced. But the additions of Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro by San Francisco shifted the balance of power toward the Giants in the NL West and eventually led...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Miami Marlins pitcher Chad Qualls celebrated his strikeout against the New York Mets with a self-congratulating fist pump…followed by a trip and tumble on the ground.   
Rich McVey
1 year ago

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