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  1. 2014 ALCS Preview: Royals vs. Orioles

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Royals-Orioles ALCS" is a phrase that feels as strange to type as it probably does to read, but it's a reality. The two teams entered the ALDS as underdogs and emerged unscathed, sweeping opponents that seemed...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  2. The Other Guys: How Benches and Bullpens Are Shaping the MLB Play...

    Jonah Keri

    There was never much reason to believe that Kansas City's Terrance Gore would make it to the big leagues. Sure, the 5-foot-7, 165-pounder could run as fast as a politician from a sex scandal, stealing 168 bases with a 91 percent success rate in...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  3. Where Amazing Happens: Why the MLB Playoffs Have Been Insanely Ex...

    Ben Lindbergh

    There are somewhere between 15 and 27 games remaining in the MLB postseason, depending on whether baseball's surviving teams give us sweeps or Game 7s. We don't know if October will end on a high note; maybe all those games will b...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  4. MLB Overnight: More Magic for K.C., More Homers for Baltimore in ...

    Michael Baumann

    The first night of the 2014 ALDS featured several familiar elements: postseason heroics from Nelson Cruz; a bullpen meltdown from Detroit; some ...; creative ...; managing from Ned Yost; and, most memorably, a tense extra-inning win...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  5. ALDS Preview: Breaking Down Tigers vs. Orioles and Royals vs. Ang...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Things got dicey for the Tigers down the stretch, but they earned a win in Game 162 to claim their fourth straight AL Central title. The Orioles, meanwhile, won the East for the first time since 1997, cruising to the second-largest lead of any divisi...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  6. The Super-Rotation Rivalry

    Ben Lindbergh

    There's a new rivalry brewing in baseball. Unlike most cases of animus or intense competition between teams, it's not based on being in the same division or geographical region. It's built, instead, on strong starting ro...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  7. The Unfaltering, Inexorable, and Victorious Detroit Tigers Are AL...

    Michael Baumann

    Five thoughts from the Detroit Tigers' decisive 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS. 1. Justin Verlander Is Still Justin Verlander Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011, and he should have won it again last year. Th...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  8. Who's That Guy? Oakland Pitcher Sonny Gray!

    Michael Baumann

    The 2013 MLB playoffs are in full swing. Are you keeping up? Baseball has a lot of games, and also a lot of players. If you're overwhelmed, Michael Baumann is here to help. Brush up on Baumann's playoff starting lineup, then circle back throughout th...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  9. Jonah Keri previews the AL Divisional Playoffs

    Jonah Keri

    The Red Sox take on the division-rival Rays and the A's face the Tigers for the right to play in the ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  10. Derek Jeter's Diary: Things Fall Apart

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Wednesday, October 10: vs. Baltimore Orioles (ALDS Game 3) Games like toni...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  11. About Last Night: Chen Silences Yankees

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Wei-Yin Chen pitched 6⅓ strong innings and Chris Davis hit a crucial two-RBI single as the Orioles evened up the ALDS at one game apiece with a 3-2 ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  12. Yanks-Orioles and the Kid Brother Theory

    Shane Ryan

    On Friday, as I watched the Orioles and Rangers fight out the wild-card playoff in Arlington, Texas, I was begging for a Baltimore win. The winner would face the New York Yankees in the divisional round, and I am an evil, soulless fan of the corporat...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  13. Michael Schur on the Boston Red Sox

    Michael Schur

    The Bad Old Days are back again.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  14. Checking In on the MLB Playoffs, Part I

    Jonah Keri

    Four games, one jam-packed day of ALDS action. Here's what went down in the early games (check back this afternoon for the late games): RANGERS 4, RAYS 3 (Rangers win series 3-1) In leading the Texas Rangers to the ALCS with the seventh three-h...

    Blog | October 05, 2011