10/5/2013 | Adrian's contributions extend beyond playing field
For all the hard work Adrian Gonzalez puts in on the field -- early batting practice before games and extra fielding prep -- he works just as diligently in the video room, studying pitchers' tendencies and forging game plans. That's why his teammates come to him for additional scouting reports.
10/5/2013 | Hard-working catcher Ellis living a dream in postseason
It was the dream of one day having the opportunity currently in front of him with the Dodgers locked in a 1-1 tie with the Braves in the National League Division Series that kept A.J. Ellis plugging along for years in the Minor Leagues.
10/5/2013 | Wilson fitting in nicely in LA bullpen, clubhouse
It seemed pretty normal, the Dodgers using their setup man in the eighth inning of Games 1 and 2 of the National League Division Series. That's what setup men do. But there's nothing normal about the Dodgers' setup man, or haven't you ever seen Brian Wilson?
10/5/2013 | Kimbrel to get extra relief work if necessary
If the right situation arises again during Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Sunday night, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he will not be hesitant to once again entrust closer Craig Kimbrel with the task of recording more than three outs.
10/5/2013 | Fully healthy, Buchholz tabbed for Game 3
Clay Buchholz will be making just his fifth start since June 8 when he takes the mound against the Rays in St. Petersburg for Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday.
10/5/2013 | Freeman shares special season with his MVP
Freddie Freeman is grateful for the time spent with his father this postseason in a year for the Braves' first baseman that could end with both a World Series title and a top-five finish in balloting for the National League MVP Award.
10/5/2013 | Jimmy Fund Chorus, Lonborg share pregame spotlight
Boston continued to use its postseason as a platform to help spotlight and strengthen the community with the Jimmy Fund Chorus singing the national anthem on Saturday afternoon prior to Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
10/5/2013 | To Hurdle, mentality key to Pirates' chemistry
To be called a pirate -- with a lower-case "p" -- is one of the higher compliments Pirates manager Clint Hurdle can give a player in regard to his spirit.
10/5/2013 | Lineup breakdown: Tigers-A's, Game 2
A look at Friday's starting lineups for Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Tigers and the Athletics.
10/5/2013 | To win NLDS, Cardinals need to end PNC woes
If the Cardinals want to play deeper into October, they will have to win at least once on Pittsburgh's home field, a venue where they sloshed to a 3-7 record this year. Game 3 of the National League Division Series is on Sunday (3:30 p.m. CT on TBS).
10/5/2013 | Ross gets the nod over Salty in Game 2
There were a couple of compelling reasons why David Ross was inserted into the lineup for the Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Rays on Saturday.
10/5/2013 | Well-rested Uehara could be lengthened out
When you consider all of the factors, it should come as no surprise to see closer Koji Uehara pitch at least some of the eighth inning in Saturday's Game 2 against the Rays in the American League Division Series.
10/5/2013 | Win or lose, Cardinals keep even keel in postseason
For the Cardinals, the term "even keel" does not describe an approach. It is much closer to the preferred way of life. The Cardinals will play the Pirates in Game 3 of the NL Division Series at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. They will not show up with a load of left-over negativity.
10/5/2013 | Lineup breakdown: Rays-Red Sox, Game 2
A look at Saturday's starting lineups for Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Rays and the Red Sox.
10/5/2013 | Resilient Pirates refuse to be kept down
Like any ordinary band of pirates looking for buried treasure, the Pirates hit a lot of dead ends on their search for the gateway to the postseason. But these Pirates have spent the season coming out alive from the most dire circumstances.
10/5/2013 | Pirates' recent shift in strategy paying off big
Teams like the Pirates have become a lot smarter about where they position their players, and already in the National League Division Series, utilizing the shift has paid off for Pittsburgh.
10/5/2013 | Maddon dismisses talk of Sox running up the score
Although some fans may have taken issue with Jacoby Ellsbury stealing second base with the Red Sox up six runs in the eighth inning of Friday's 12-2 loss, manager Joe Maddon has "zero problem with it" and doesn't think the Red Sox were trying to run up the score.
10/5/2013 | Rays' grueling road trip about to reach an end
When the Rays board their flight to Florida on Sunday morning after Game 2 of the American League Division Series, it'll mark the end of an emotional two-week, 5,631-mile journey -- a trek so long, in fact, that it's hard for some of them to remember where it started.
10/5/2013 | Maddon proud of how Myers is handling mistake
Manager Joe Maddon doesn't believe that Myers' missed fly ball on Friday will lead to any problems, and feels the rookie right fielder has handled the situation "great." "Not good," Maddon said. "Great. He couldn't have handled it any better by his accountability postgame. ... I think that is a true indicator of why he's going to be as good of a player as we think he is."
10/5/2013 | Cards' Miller getting used to new role in 'pen
Manager Mike Matheny had a decision to make when putting together his rotation for the National League Division Series. When Lance Lynn's experience got the nod over rookie Shelby Miller, that pushed the 22-year-old right-hander to the bullpen. After a season that saw Miller make 31 starts and throw 173 1/3 innings, the change in routine has taken some getting used to.
10/5/2013 | Uggla roster decision was a tough one for Braves
While Dan Uggla's struggles at the plate this season have been well-documented, Atlanta skipper Fredi Gonzalez said the decision to keep the veteran off the playoff roster was one of the toughest things he's been a part of as a manager.
10/5/2013 | Schuerholz still enjoys challenge of building winners
With the Braves back in the playoffs again in 2013, team president John Schuerholz, who turned 73 on Oct. 1, took time to talk with MLB.com's Tracy Ringolsby about his success building World Series contenders in Kansas City and Atlanta.
10/5/2013 | Six left in Postseason Survivor Competition
Every day, a panel of celebrities will make one pick until they're eliminated by choosing the wrong team. The person who survives the longest will win $10,000 toward the charity of their choice. Six stars remain in the running.
10/5/2013 | Teammates pleased with Harvey's decision
Mets captain David Wright, among others, believe that Matt Harvey has made the correct choice in deciding to undergo Tommy John surgery.
10/5/2013 | Benoit: 'World Series' comment misunderstood
In the heat of the moment, in the joy and adrenaline rush of a four-out save that preserved the Tigers' Game 1 win over Oakland in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Friday night, Detroit closer Joaquin Benoit let his emotions get the better of him.
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