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  1. The Tide Slowly Turns in the NLCS

    Jonah Keri

    Like every playoff battle, Game 3 of the National League Championship Series featured its share of moments worth dissecting. But in the end, the story of this game, and the reason the Dodgers trimmed their series deficit to 2-1, can be boiled down to...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  2. NL Championship Series Preview

    Rany Jazayerli

    The evenly matched Dodgers and Cardinals face off with a World Series berth on the line.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  3. Julio Jones Goes Down, the Falcons Are Out

    Bill Barnwell

    The good news for Atlanta sports fans is that there's nothing left to pin your hopes on for a while. It's been a gruesome 24-hour period: The Braves were knocked out of the National League playoffs on late-game heroics by the Dodgers, the Falcons wer...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  4. About Last Weekend: The Buccos Are Back

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy signing with the Vikings in order to guarantee a Super Bowl ring, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: The Pittsburgh Pirates are a game away from the National League Championship Series after Pedro Alvarez powere...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  5. 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
  6. NL Division Series Preview

    Rany Jazayerli

    The Dodgers battle the Braves and the Pirates face the division-rival Cardinals for the right to advance to the NLCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  7. National League Wild-Card Game Preview: Pirates and Reds Poised t...

    Rany Jazayerli

    It's been 22 years since Pittsburgh hosted a winner-take-all baseball game. The most striking thing about that 1991 Game 7 against Atlanta wasn't the result; it was the audience, or lack thereof, there to witness it. Paid attendance was 11,000 fans s...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  8. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    The Dodgers were dead in the water until a Cuban rookie brought his game to Hollywood.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  9. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Loving and Hating the Wild Card

    Shane Ryan

    Only two more weekends left in the regular season, and to use one of my favorite clichés, these guys have EVERYTHING to play for! Let's get to it. 10. How the Nationals Will Destroy the NL Central (MIA-WAS) At exactly the moment in the sea...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  10. The Remarkable Evolution of Bruce Chen

    Jonah Keri

    For the first 10 years of his career, Bruce Chen was the quintessential baseball journeyman. He played for nine teams in those 10 seasons. He'd already played for four-fifths of the National League East by age 25, prompting a groundswell of support f...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Dodgers Wear the Crown

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out accidentally revealing that you named a loved one Cosmo, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The Dodgers clinched the NL West title with a 7-6 road win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, before angering the Diamondbac...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Rangers Back in the Hunt

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy being quietly content with Greg Schiano, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Texas Rangers broke a seven-game skid and reasserted themselves in the AL wild-card race with a 7-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. When...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  13. Second Chances, First Place: Inside the Pirates' Rookie-and-Recla...

    Michael Baumann

    One of the knocks on baseball's dual wild-card system is that it leaves the winner of the play-in game at a real disadvantage, forcing the club to pitch its ace in the win-or-go-home match, then turn around and start the division series without being...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  14. Francisco Liriano: The Ultimate Lefty Killer

    Jonah Keri

    It's easy to see the impact Francisco Liriano has had on the Pittsburgh Pirates this year. His 2.57 ERA ranks fourth-best among all pitchers with 130-plus innings pitched. He sits seventh in the National League in strikeout rate. If you're one of tho...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  15. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Last Chance in Believeland

    Shane Ryan

    The main message I want to convey up top is that if you're a real baseball fan, you won't watch any college football this weekend. Anyone who watches even a minute of college football on Saturday is a traitor to baseball and shouldn't be allowed to w...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  16. The Hunt for the NL Central

    Jonah Keri

    Three games into the biggest stretch of their season, the Cardinals have taken two out of three against the Reds, seizing first place in the NL Central. Still, the race is far from over. The Cards have 29 games left to hold on to their lead. Mean...

    Blog | August 29, 2013