San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete-game shutout and Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 3-0 win at the New York Mets on Wednesday in the National League wildcard game.
It turns out that October isn't just for aces.
Zach Britton was perfect for Baltimore at all the right times during the regular season. For manager Buck Showalter, the right time never came Tuesday night.1 Comment
Major League Baseball's average attendance dropped 1.1 percent this season but still was the sport's 11th-highest year.
Oct. 6, 1945. Nick Paolella knows the date by heart and he knows the Chicago Cubs lost. The rest has faded away over time.
Just before noon Tuesday, Dusty Baker strolled out of the Nationals Park home dugout and made his rounds during his club's first workout ahead of its National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mike Trout has an MVP problem: He needs more help.
Mark McGwire is getting another swing at the Hall of Fame. The former slugger who admitted using steroids joins Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner and seven others on the Today's Game Era ballot to be considered for election to Cooperstown in December.
So much for any Game No. 162 chaos in baseball: The San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles grabbed the last three playoff spots Sunday, and the October matchups are set.
The head of Taiwan's professional baseball league on Monday said that "poor coordination" by the Sports Administration had resulted in its decision to withdraw Taiwan's team from the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC).