10/22/2012 | Despite forecast, sun shining over Game 7
It did not rain all day in the Bay Area as forecast, but it did rain. A light drizzle began falling from mostly blue skies during the Cardinals' portion of batting practice on Monday, but never hard enough to interrupt the run-up to Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.
10/22/2012 | Comeback kids: Giants headed to World Series
Completing their second rare comeback of the postseason, the Giants subdued the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-0, on Monday to win Game 7 of the National League Championship Series and advance to a World Series confrontation against the Detroit Tigers.
10/22/2012 | Farrell to be unveiled at Tuesday press conference
In what the Red Sox hope to be the first step in their return to being a championship-caliber team, John Farrell will be unveiled as the 46th manager in team history during a noon ET press conference on Tuesday at Fenway Park.
10/22/2012 | Wainwright, Lynn available for Game 7 relief
Starters Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn, who pitched Games 4 and 5 of the National League Championship Series, respectively, were considered available out of the bullpen for the final game of the NLCS.
10/22/2012 | Matheny not tinkering with scuffling lineup
Despite a couple of quiet days for the Cardinals' offense, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny felt no need to shake up his starting lineup for Game 7 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on Monday.
10/22/2012 | Rockies name Wiley director of pitching operations
The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has named Mark Wiley as the club's director of pitching operations. Wiley will be responsible for overseeing the organization's pitching efforts, from Draft preparation to the Minor League clubs and the Major League club.
10/22/2012 | Padres moving the fences in at Petco in 2013
Dimension changes are officially coming to Petco Park in 2013, changes the Padres hope will allow their downtown ballpark to play more fair offensively moving forward.
10/22/2012 | Williams using AFL as managerial stepping stone
Aspiring to be a Major League manager someday, D-backs third-base coach is gaining valuable experience in the Arizona Fall League, skippering the Salt River Rafters.
10/22/2012 | Blue Jays claim catcher Wilson off waivers
The Blue Jays added to their organizational depth on Monday afternoon by claiming catcher Bobby Wilson off waivers from the Angels.
10/22/2012 | Holliday returns to Cards' lineup for Game 7
Matt Holliday, who was pulled from the Cardinals' lineup before Sunday's game due to lower back tightness, returned to the field for Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.
10/22/2012 | Who's on third? Phillies have options to explore
The Phillies need to improve their offense before Opening Day 2013, which is only a little more than five months away. Philadelphia needs at least one outfielder, but it also could use an upgrade at third base.
10/22/2012 | No comment from LA on Japanese righty Otani
The Dodgers are not commenting on efforts to sign Japanese high school pitcher Shohei Otani, a strong indicator that he's the main target in the club's renewed commitment to mine international talent.
10/22/2012 | After rough year, October much friendlier to Peralta
Jhonny Peralta endured a rough regular season at the plate, but something clicked for the Tigers' shortstop once the playoffs began. He can't really explain it, and neither can manager Jim Leyland, but Peralta has suddenly found his 2011 form.
10/22/2012 | Kaline sees potential for greatness in Garcia
Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline went to Double-A Erie looking to see if he could help the next great young Tigers hitter, top prospect Nick Castellanos, make the jump. He came back thinking Avisail Garcia was ready to help right now.
10/22/2012 | Scherzer, Anibal, Coke pitch in second scrimmage
The second and last of the Tigers' scrimmages against their fall instructional league team wrapped up without many significant events. Max Scherzer, slated to start Game 4 of the World Series at Comerica Park on Sunday night, pitched two innings against Tigers hitters.
10/22/2012 | Sarah's Take: Giants capture momentum for Game 7
Back-to-back fantastic starts from Barry Zito and Ryan Vogelsong have enabled the San Francisco Giants to capture the momentum and force a Game 7 in the National League Championship Series.
10/22/2012 | Freeman and Heyward anchor Braves' future
As the Braves look toward the future, they are comforted by the fact that Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman could reside in the middle of their lineup for years to come.
10/22/2012 | Trout named Sporting News' AL Rookie of the Year
Angels center fielder Mike Trout was named the Sporting News' American League Rookie of the Year on Monday, almost unanimously.
10/22/2012 | Looking at the numbers ahead of Game 7
Monday night's game between the Cardinals and Giants will be the 51st Game 7 in a best-of-seven series, 15 of the previous 50 being in LCS play and 35 in the World Series. The home team has gone 29-21 in those games.
10/22/2012 | Speedster Hamilton adjusts to outfield in AFL
This offseason, Reds top Minor League prospect Billy Hamilton will have to slow down from his usual breakneck speed to fully soak in the transition he's making from shortstop to center field.
10/22/2012 | Rox need Pomeranz, White to live up to billing
Left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz and righty Alex White have had more than a year to make the Rockies winners in one of the biggest trades in club history. The fact they didn't move through the wide-open door to swinging the deal in Colorado's favor was one of the frustrations of 2012.
10/22/2012 | Yanks' strong season undercut by ALCS sweep
The unfortunate truth of the universe that the Yankees have constructed for themselves is that their real season starts in October, and success or failure is ultimately judged upon their ability to win 11 games against the best teams in the game.
10/22/2012 | Twins add Brunansky, Cuellar and Steinbach to staff
The Twins named Tom Brunansky as hitting coach, Bobby Cuellar as bullpen coach and Terry Steinbach as bench coach and catching instructor, general manager Terry Ryan announced Monday.
10/22/2012 | Rangers interested in Japanese righty Otani
The Rangers are one of the teams interested in pitcher Shohei Otani, an 18-year-old right-hander from Japan who has announced he wants to play professionally in North America.
10/22/2012 | Winner-take-all Game 7 fits script of wild postseason
Cue up yet another elimination game, this one Monday between the Cardinals and Giants to determine which of them will join the Tigers in the World Series.
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