Best in the major leagues during the regular season, the Chicago Cubs are one win from reaching the National League Championship Series for the second straight year after beating the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Saturday.
Toronto and Cleveland both won on Friday to take 2-0 series leads in their respective American League Division Series, putting Texas and Boston on the brink of swift eliminations.
Toronto's Marco Estrada held Texas scoreless into the ninth inning as the Blue Jays cruised to a 10-1 win over the Rangers on Thursday in the opening game of their American League Division Series.
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.