10/7/2013 | Dodgers take control with Game 3 rout of Braves
The Dodgers can go for the clinch Monday night in Game 4 and are still considering starting ace Clayton Kershaw on three days' rest, even after Sunday night's wild 13-6 Game 3 win over the Braves.
10/7/2013 | Braves pushed to brink with Game 3 loss in LA
What had the potential to be an interesting duel between two of baseball's top rookie pitchers instead became a night when Julio Teheran and Hyun-Jin Ryu simply served as catalysts to the early-inning offensive slugfest the Dodgers survived on the way to claiming Sunday night's 13-6 win over the Braves in Game 3 of the National League Division Series.
10/5/2013 | Vogt of confidence: Walk-off A's even ALDS
Sonny Gray took over The Justin Verlander Show, and the A's took the momentum from the Tigers in evening up this best-of-five American League Division Series at one game apiece when fellow rookie Stephen Vogt delivered a walk-off single in the ninth inning.
10/5/2013 | Parker looks to pay back Tigers in Game 3
Right-hander Jarrod Parker, who lost Game 1 of the ALDS at Comerica Park last postseason, will have a chance at payback when he leads the A's against the Tigers in Game 3 on Monday afternoon.
10/5/2013 | Ellsbury drives relentless Red Sox offense
Jacoby Ellsbury was at the forefront of the Red Sox offense again in Saturday night's 7-4 victory over the Rays. Boston's leadoff hitter had three hits and scored three runs to help the Red Sox take control of the ALDS.
10/5/2013 | Timely-hitting disparity has Rays facing elimination
Set aside the unusually poor defense and the uncharacteristically shaky starting pitching these last two games, and the story of the Rays' American League Division Series thus far is a familiar one: They haven't taken advantage of their scoring opportunities. The Red Sox have.
10/5/2013 | Red Sox flash stellar defense to help take Game 2
It might have been the most important at-bat in the Red Sox's 7-4 win over the Rays in Game 2 of the American League Division Series Saturday night, and it ended in a walk. Evan Longoria wouldn't bite on a 3-2 changeup from Craig Breslow.
10/5/2013 | Uehara, bullpen slam door emphatically on Rays
A dominating performance by the Red Sox bullpen -- 3 2/3 innings of one-hit ball from Koji Uehara, Craig Breslow and Junichi Tazawa -- closed out a 7-4 victory over the Rays on Saturday night.
10/5/2013 | Driving 'em batty: Offense overpowers Price
Coming through with a collection of timely hits against David Price, Boston notched a 7-4 victory that has put Tampa Bay in an 0-2 stranglehold in this best-of-five American League Division Series.
10/5/2013 | Rays in 0-2 hole after pitching, defense come up short
Tampa Bay's pitching came up short again on Saturday and the Rays took a 7-4 loss to the Red Sox, leaving them one game from elimination in the best-of-five American League Division Series.
10/5/2013 | Price experiences rare off night against Red Sox
Joe Maddon thought that David Price had good stuff on Saturday. Boston's hitters said he didn't have his best fastball, and wondered if his complete-game win on Monday had taken something out of him. Price's thoughts settled somewhere in between after he allowed seven runs on nine hits, a rare off night for him against Boston.
10/5/2013 | Twice as nice: Papi adds to postseason homer total
David Ortiz, the Red Sox's all-time leader in postseason homers came up big again in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Rays in Game 2 of the American League Division Series, as he turned in the first multihomer playoff game of his 17-year career.
10/5/2013 | Cobb earning respect from beneath the radar
No less a pitching authority than David Price has cited Alex Cobb as the pitcher he'd like to see on the mound for a must-win game, and it's Cobb who will start for the Rays on Monday night in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.
10/5/2013 | Conversation with longtime A's president Crowley
In an extensive interview, MLB.com sat down with A's president Mike Crowley at the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum and discussed the economics of the high-striving A's and the stadium situation.
10/5/2013 | Bob Melvin Oct. 5 postgame interview
Game 2 postgame interview with A's manager Bob Melvin.
10/5/2013 | With series tied, Mattingly focused on bouncing back
It was the day after. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wasn't interested in talking about the night before. His attention is on the next day and what could happen.
10/5/2013 | Blue heaven: October returns to Dodgerland
Chavez Ravine is ready for its close-up Sunday night, when the Dodgers and Braves continue their National League Division Series, and, frankly, it's nice to have it back in the postseason spotlight, writes columnist Anthony Castrovince.
10/5/2013 | Kershaw ready, but Nolasco still slated to start
Clayton Kershaw threw a shortened "touch-and-feel" bullpen session Saturday, leaving him as an option to pitch Game 4 of the National League Division Series for the Dodgers on short rest Monday. Manager Don Mattingly said he's still planning to start Ricky Nolasco in Game 4, but left some wiggle room.
10/5/2013 | Ryu insists he's healthy heading into Game 3 start
Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu insists that he is ready for his first Major League postseason start in Sunday's Game 3 of the NLDS against the Braves, despite some ongoing questions surrounding his health.
10/5/2013 | ALDS travel will test A's in Game 3
Upon conclusion of Game 2 of the American League Division Series at the Coliseum, the A's and Tigers are in for a wacky schedule, with a 6 a.m. ET arrival in Detroit Sunday and a Game 3 matinee on Monday.
10/5/2013 | Sanchez on the right track entering Game 3
When Anibal Sanchez arrived in Detroit via trade last year, the Tigers weren't sure of the talent they were getting. Now, as the right-hander prepares to start Game 3 of the American League Divison Series against Oakland, he enters as the reigning ERA king in the AL.
10/5/2013 | Hanley, Simmons bring NLDS spotlight to shortstop
No longer do shortstops dominate Major League Baseball. Gone are the days of superstars supercharging the position, giving way to an era in which many teams make do with mediocrity up the middle. Not the Braves and Dodgers, though. Not as long as Andrelton Simmons and Hanley Ramirez have anything to say about it.
10/5/2013 | Leyland defends decision despite double play
Tigers manager Jim Leyland tried to avoid a double-play ground ball with a runner on third, his leadoff hitter at the plate and his speedy ninth hitter on base in the fifth inning, and ended up with a double play that might have turned Saturday night's game in the A's 1-0 series-tying Game 2 victory.
10/5/2013 | With Game 2 outing, Verlander finds ace form
It sounds almost silly, suggesting that decorated Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander had something to prove going into Game 2 of the American League Division Series. After all, he's widely recognized as one of the best starting pitchers in baseball.
10/5/2013 | Gray, Verlander evoke memories of past playoff duels
What Justin Verlander of the Tigers and Sonny Gray of the A's delivered on Saturday night in Game 2 of the ALDS at the O.co Coliseum was vintage October hardball, more than a century old. This is what Cy Young and Christy Mathewson were doing in 1903 and 1905, when the World Series was an infant.
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