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  1. MLB - Royals turn to Ventura in Game 2

    Jerry Crasnick

    Royals rookie Yordano Ventura looked up to Pedro Martinez as a kid, but now he must tap into some Pedro World Series magic, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  2. Baltimore Orioles' Steve Pearce all about perseverance

    Jerry Crasnick

    After several setbacks, Steve Pearce considered quitting baseball. But he endured, and is now thriving in his role as the Orioles' starting first baseman.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  3. Detroit Tigers persevered to reach World Series

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Tigers threw a knockout punch in the ALCS, and now they're in the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  4. Phil Coke relishing his sudden encounter with fame

    Jerry Crasnick

    Phil Coke is enjoying every minute of his newly found fame in his role as the Tigers' closer.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  5. New York Yankees' bats remain remarkably quiet

    Jerry Crasnick

    In their loss in Game 3, the Yankees showed they simply can't hit. They're also running out of explanations and time.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  6. Big, bad Justin Verlander awaits feeble New York Yankees

    Jerry Crasnick

    Justin Verlander, arguably baseball's best pitcher, will pose a huge challenge for Yankees' struggling lineup in Game 3.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  7. Detroit Tigers' bullpen still needs fixing

    Jerry Crasnick

    Anibal Sanchez gave the Tigers a lift in Game 2, but the team's bullpen issues still need to be solved.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2012
  8. Season-ending injury to Derek Jeter a crushing blow for New York ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Losing Derek Jeter for the remainder of the postseason is a major hit to a suddenly fragile Yankees team.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2012
  9. Baltimore Orioles' inspirational finally comes to an end

    Jerry Crasnick

    Once the pain of falling to the Yankees in five games eases and perspective takes hold, the Orioles players can take gratification in restoring a sense of pride in Baltimore baseball.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  10. Resilient Baltimore Orioles stay alive

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Orioles showed their grit by winning yet again in extra innings to force a Game 5 against the Yankees in the ALDS.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2012
  11. Baltimore Orioles fighting for their playoff lives

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Orioles were two outs from a series lead until Raul Ibanez showed up late in Game 3. Now they're fighting for their playoff lives.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  12. Justin Verlander deserves the AL Cy Young award

    Jerry Crasnick

    Justin Verlander should become the first back-to-back AL Cy Young winner since Pedro Martinez of the 1999-2000 Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  13. ALCS 2011: Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander set to start on full r...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Tigers are confident, knowing they'll have their ace on the mound in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2011
  14. ALDS 2011: Detroit Tigers survive ALDS Game 5, advance to ALCS

    Jerry Crasnick

    Game 5. In the Bronx. Against a franchise with 27 titles. The Tigers survived it all, edging the Yankees 3-2 to advance to the ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2011
  15. ALDS 2011: A.J. Burnett redeems himself

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Yankees hadn't planned on having A.J. Burnett start a game in this ALDS, but there he was in a win-or-go-home Game 4 and he delivered to save New York's season.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  16. ALDS 2011: Rain makes mess of Game 1

    Jerry Crasnick

    Rain didn't just force the Tigers and Yankees to suspend Game 1 of their ALDS, but it also cost them their aces, Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011