2017 World Series: Five-run ninth propels Los Angeles Dodgers to Game 4 win over Houston Astros

2017 World Series: Five-run ninth propels Los Angeles Dodgers to Game 4 win over Houston Astros

By John Lupo
A pitcher's duel was broke open in the ninth as Los Angeles pulled even in the Fall Classic....
2017 World Series: Brilliant Peacock relief effort helps Houston Astros hold off Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3

2017 World Series: Brilliant Peacock relief effort helps Houston Astros hold off Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3

By John Lupo
After the Houston offense built an early lead, the Astros' fifth starter nailed down his first career save with a magnificent outing out of the bullpen....
2017 World Series: George Springer two-run blast in 11th inning evens series for Houston Astros in Game 2

2017 World Series: George Springer two-run blast in 11th inning evens series for Houston Astros in Game 2

By John Lupo
After rallying from a late two-run deficit, the Astros blew a two-run lead, but used the long ball in extra innings to give Houston their first World Series win in franchise history....
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2017 World Series: Clayton Kershaw dominates as Los Angeles Dodgers take Game 1

The Los Angeles Dodgers have taken the first game of the 2017 World Series from the Houston Astros by a 3-1 score on a 103-degree night at Dodger Stadium, making this the hottest postseason game in major league history. Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw breezed through seven innings, striking out 11 with no walks while throwing just 83 pitches. He became the 17th pitcher to post that many strikeouts in a World Series game. Offensively, Los Angeles scored all of their runs on home runs. Chris Taylor led off the bottom of the first with a solo shot off of Astros ace Dallas Keuchel and Justin Turner broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run blast in the bottom of the sixth. Keuchel delivers a pitch during Game 1/Photo: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images Keuchel was very good, giving up only three runs and six hits in six innings. The Astros' ace walked one batter. while striking out three. His line, though, was not indicative of how well he pitched. Third baseman Alex Bregman was the lone source of offense for...
World Series preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros

World Series preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros ByJohn Lupo

The 113th World Series pits two 100-win teams against each other in a series that should feature dominant starting pitching....
Dallas Keuchel leads Houston Astros past New York Yankees in Game 1 of ALCS

Dallas Keuchel leads Houston Astros past New York Yankees in Game 1 of ALCS ByJohn Lupo

The Houston lefty continued his mastery of New York with another brilliant outing while the Astros MVP candidate sparked the only rally of the night....
National League Wild Card game preview: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks

National League Wild Card game preview: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks

By John Lupo
Colorado is making their first playoff appearance since 2009 while Arizona is in the playoffs for the first time since 2011. The two teams square off tonight in the opening game of the National League playoffs....
New York Yankees advance to the American League Division Series

New York Yankees advance to the American League Division Series

By Richard Martinez
In one of the more entertaining wild card games to date, the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins and will move onto the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians....
American League Wild Card game preview: Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees

American League Wild Card game preview: Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees

By John Lupo
Two of baseball's most surprising teams go head-to-head for the right to reach the American League Division Series....
Blue Jays end season on winning note in likely José Bautista’s last game with Toronto

Blue Jays end season on winning note in likely José Bautista’s last game with Toronto ByMax Gao

In likely his final game as a Blue Jay, José Bautista’s sacrifice fly in the fourth helped Toronto end a disappointing 2017 with a 2-1 win over the postseason-bound Yankees....
Yankees keep faint AL East title hopes alive; Tanaka blanks Blue Jays with career-high 15 strikeouts

Yankees keep faint AL East title hopes alive; Tanaka blanks Blue Jays with career-high 15 strikeouts ByMax Gao

In his last start of the regular season, Masahiro Tanaka made Yankees history in a career-best seven-inning outing that blanked the Blue Jays and kept New York’s faint hopes of clinching the AL East division title alive....
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