10/12/2012 | CC out to cement legacy as clutch in decisive Game 5
Is CC Sabathia like Adam Vinatieri or like Scott Norwood? The Yankees will be delighted if he turns out to be CC Sabathia, No. 52, or closes the ALDS as if he were that No. 42 guy who threw out the first ball Tuesday night. It's what the Yankees have to have from him in Game 5 to move past the Orioles to the ALCS.
10/12/2012 | Strop waits his turn, rewards O's in Game 4 win
On Thursday night in a must-win game for the O's, reliever Pedro Strop turned it around quick, and his first career postseason outing ended with his first career postseason win.
10/12/2012 | Orioles proving their success this year is no fluke
No matter what happens in Game 5, the Orioles have achieved a breakthrough year. For the O's, winning at Yankee Stadium proved again a point they have been making since April. They are competing against the mighty Yankees on a dead-even level.
10/12/2012 | Home field looking less like an advantage in '12
One clear theme has emerged in this newly expanded postseason world -- home crowds are having to watch a lot of visiting celebrations on their turf.
10/12/2012 | Two seasons on the line in Hammel-CC rematch
Jason Hammel and CC Sabathia will reprise their Game 1 matchup on Friday at 5:07 p.m. ET on TBS for Game 5 of the American League Division Series, hoping to punch a ticket to the ALCS vs. the Tigers.
10/11/2012 | Harvey excited to be a part of Mets' future
Matt Harvey is excited to contribute to the future of the Mets after a strong showing in his rookie season.
10/11/2012 | Five keys for Nationals in NLDS Game 5
The Nationals will find themselves in another must-win contest when they take the field at Nationals Park late Friday night for Game 5 of the NLDS with a spot in the NL Championship Series against the Giants on the line. What must they do to keep their magical season alive?
10/11/2012 | Nats owner Lerner feels 'so great' for Werth
Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner was at a loss for words after Jayson Werth hit the game-winning home run to give Washington a 2-1 win in Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
10/11/2012 | Matheny turns to Lynn in ninth with game tied
Wanting to save closer Jason Motte for a potential save situation in extra innings, Mike Matheny called on Lance Lynn in the ninth inning Thursday.
10/11/2012 | Lohse does everything except get the win
Cardinals right-hander Kyle Lohse didn't get the win in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Thursday at Nationals Park. For one thing, the score was tied when he exited the game after seven innings. For another, his team didn't win the game.
10/11/2012 | In do-or-die Game 5, CC confident he can lead way
With their backs against the wall, the Yankees will turn to No. 1 starter CC Sabathia in a do-or-die Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Orioles on Friday at Yankee Stadium.
10/11/2012 | Five keys for Cardinals in NLDS Game 5
If the Cardinals want to leave D.C. on a high note, they'll need a lot more of Game 3 and a lot less of Game 4.
10/11/2012 | Journey back to LCS special for Fielder
His 2011 season cut short in the National League Championship Series with the Brewers, Detroit's Prince Fielder is ecstatic to get another chance with the Tigers in the American League Championship Series.
10/11/2012 | Despite hitting woes, Granderson not frustrated
Curtis Granderson refuses to say he is frustrated, pressing or regressing, or bothered by the Yankee Stadium boos that head in his direction after every out. And he will not break down his swing on film before Game 5 of the ALDS on Friday, he said.
10/11/2012 | A's head to offseason poised for another run in 2013
It seemed too early to be thinking about tomorrow, especially considering these A's players had been groomed by their manager to keep their focus on today all year. But they just couldn't help it after their eliminating loss to the Tigers on Thursday night, when all they wanted to do was start next season now.
10/11/2012 | Joba's elbow merely bruised by broken bat
Struck on the right elbow by a broken bat in Game 4 of the American League Division Series on Thursday night, Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain exited the game and was diagnosed with a bruise. X-rays were negative, and he'll be re-evaluated Friday.
10/11/2012 | Infante quietly fuels Tigers' charge
Omar Infante's 6-for-17 performance quietly ranked as the best in a pitching-dominated ALDS, but the Tigers second baseman's overall play resonated well beyond that.
10/11/2012 | Tigers live up to potential in tight ALDS
When the Detroit Tigers absolutely had to play their best baseball, they did exactly that, and maybe that's going to be their legacy in 2012. Never mind that they teased us for most of this season.
10/11/2012 | Tigers aren't concerned with ALCS opponent
Whether they end up facing the Yankees or Orioles, the Tigers are simply happy to head to a second straight American League Championship Series for the first time in club history.
10/11/2012 | First time all four Division Series go the distance
For the first time in the 18-year history of Division Series play, all four reached Game 5.
10/11/2012 | McLouth makes impact with homer, leaping grab
Hot for more than a month, Nate McLouth saw red for an entire inning Thursday. Leading off the fifth, he went deep. In the bottom of the inning, he made a leaping catch -- crashing into an electronic red sign he said was blindingly bright -- to save a run and start a pivotal double play.
10/11/2012 | Game 5 loss doesn't sour Parker's breakout year
For Jarrod Parker, who was riding a Minor League bus in April, going toe to toe with reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander wasn't a bad way to end the season.
10/11/2012 | Seventh-inning rally spoiled any chance of comeback
A two-run lead and a locked-in Justin Verlander weren't enough to have Tigers manager Jim Leyland resting easy in his dugout in the middle innings of Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Thursday night against the A's -- not with the packed Coliseum still electric in hopes of seeing yet another A's come-from-behind win.
10/11/2012 | Nats in the zone; Cardinals' lineup, not so much
After a few close calls at first base in the Cardinals' Game 3 win, players and managers took note of the wider-than-usual strike zone Jim Joyce called from behind home plate in Washington's 2-1 win in Game 4 on Thursday.
10/11/2012 | Tigers celebrate return trip to ALCS
As difficult as the march to the postseason and the ALDS battle with the A's that followed were for the Tigers, the last out on Thursday night was an easy grounder that led to one heck of a party.
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