Congratulations, you've reached the postseason as a wild card. Your reward? A nine-inning, win-or-go-home fight for your playoff lives.
The Giants have brought back good, old-fashioned pitching and defense to move within one victory of a second World Series title in three years.
Jayson Stark correctly predicted a Tigers-Giants World Series, but not for the reasons he expected. He explains why and makes his World Series pick.
The St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of another World Series trip and deserve a bit more respect, writes Jayson Stark.
The MLB postseason so far has never been more dramatic, thrilling and crazy than it has been this year.
My pick is guaranteed to be wrong no matter what, isn't it? Just check my track record. So here goes: In the 2012 World Series, you will see ...
The matchups will be determined by what happens on the field Wednesday. So let's run through the various scenarios.
Read at your own risk. These AL tiebreaking scenarios continue to look hazardous to your health.
Tiebreakers and weather could turn the first week of Bud Selig's new October into a logistical nightmare.
The ripple effects of MLB's new postseason format are about to get even more visible and dramatic over the season's final 40 games.
What's new? From Albert Pujols in L.A. to the playoffs to Marlins Park in Miami, the 2012 season has a much different look.
As the AL wild-card gap shrinks, baseball officials are now sweating out the possibility of a three-way tie that could wreak havoc with next week's American League Division Series.
Adding more teams to the postseason mix would crank up the drama around the majors and create extra incentive for teams to finish in first place.
The old faces of the Yankees -- Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte -- connect the last title team with the one that was crowned after knocking off the Phillies in six games.
The Phillies aren't quite ready to hand over their championship belts, and in Game 5, they fought off the Yankees and forced this World Series back to New York.
Two stolen bases on one pitch. Johnny Damon's ninth-inning feat might end up as the defining moment of the World Series.