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  1. Key roster decisions for A's-Royals

    David Schoenfield

    The Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals have announced their 25-man rosters for Tuesday's wild-card game and since rosters can be changed before the Division Series, it's no surprise that both teams left several starting pitchers off their roste...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Dodgers not holding grudge over hit batters

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have said they didn't view it as intentional when St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly hit Hanley Ramirez in the ribs in the first inning of the teams' playoff series last season. "When Joe Kelly throws the ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals set rosters for AL wild-car...

    Royals manager Ned Yost went with a nine-man pitching staff and Oakland counterpart Bob Melvin opted to keep eight pitchers for their AL wild-card game Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  4. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  5. Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio: Final Curtain

    • Former White Sox DH Paul Konerko dishes on his statue at U.S. Cellular Field, what his last game was like, his decision to retire and the team to beat in the AL. Konerko • Eight-time MLB All-Star John Smoltz discusses pitchers' candi...

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  6. 10 key matchups in the wild-card games

    Buster Olney

    Ten crucial matchups to watch in the AL and NL wild-card games: 1. The Royals versus the Jon Lester mystique The left-hander's performance in the postseason last year established him as one of the best October pitchers of his generation. In 13 ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  7. Five questions for Detroit Tigers-Baltimore Orioles series

    Tim Kurkjian

    A look at the five most important questions heading into the AL Division Series between the Tigers and the Orioles.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  8. Does power pitching reign in October?

    David Schoenfield

    One conventional baseball axiom says power pitching wins in the postseason. Think Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson dominating World Series games in the 1960s, or pitchers such as Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett winning in the 2000s with high-octane fastba...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  9. Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz will have routine knee surge...

    Kyle Brasseur

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz will have routine knee surgery

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  10. Playoff starting pitcher, rotation rankings

    Jim Bowden

    The most important element of every major league team in the playoffs is its starting rotation; it's the closest equivalent to a quarterback on an NFL team or the top three players on an NBA team. History has shown us that elite starting pitching has...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  11. Mariners make strides, but fall short

    Jim Caple

    SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez has pitched 10 years in Seattle, winning a Cy Young (and maybe a second this year), establishing himself as the American League's premier pitcher ... and has yet to pitch a single inning in the postseason. But at least he ...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  12. Hyun-Jin Ryu makes progress in bullpen session

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu threw about 40 pitches in the bullpen before Sunday's game with the Colorado Rockies and said he felt no discomfort in his left shoulder, which has been sore enough to keep him off the mound since Sept. 12. "Eve...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  13. Jordan Zimmermann throws first no-hitter for Nationals in finale

    Jordan Zimmermann threw the first no-hitter by a Washington Nationals pitcher, the gem preserved by a diving catch in left field by defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 28, 2014
  14. San Francisco Giants to start Madison Bumgarner in NL wild-card g...

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy has announced the worst-kept secret in San Francisco's clubhouse: left-hander Madison Bumgarner will start Wednesday's wild-card game against Pittsburgh.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2014
  15. Morning Briefing: One and done ...

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: And now we've come to the end of the road ... The Mets play Game No. 162 on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. -- 225 days after pitchers and catchers officially reported to Port St. Lucie, Florida, for spring training. Believe it or no...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  16. Duda hits a walk-off ... against a lefty

    Danny Knobler | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

    NEW YORK -- Lucas Duda didn't seem to remember the most recent time he'd hit a walk-off home run. You've got to believe he remembers any home runs he has hit against left-handed pitchers. Or maybe even any hits he has had against lefties. Duda...

    Blog | September 27, 2014