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  1. MLB - Royals retreat to familiar territory

    Jerry Crasnick

    After falling behind the Giants three games to two in the World Series, the Royals head back to Kansas City where they hope to rediscover their winning brand of baseball.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2014
  2. 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
  3. St. Louis Cardinals still in the postseason mix

    Jerry Crasnick

    This season has been a grind for the Cardinals, but with help possibly on the way, they very much remain in the mix to land a spot in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  4. MLB - Anibal Sanchez is no Tigers sidekick

    Jerry Crasnick

    Anibal Sanchez might be the Tigers' No. 3 starter, but he no-hit the Red Sox through six innings as Detroit won Game 1.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2013
  5. Looking back at Bryce Harper's thrilling rookie season

    Jerry Crasnick

    From his highly anticipated debut to the Hamels affair to that "clown question," Bryce Harper's rookie season has been one wild ride. And it's not over yet.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2012
  6. Philadelphia Phillies have a valuable commodity in Vance Worley

    Jerry Crasnick

    An 11-game winner as a starter in the vaunted Phillies rotation, Vance Worley will shift to the bullpen for the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  7. Phillies vs. Brewers a postseason preview

    Jerry Crasnick

    Milwaukee's image as a "Little Baseball Burgh that Could" doesn't quite jibe with the attendance figures. Consider: The Brewers rank ninth in the majors with an average of 37,219 fans per game, and they're about to pass the 3 million mark for the thi...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  8. MLB Playoffs: Edgar Renteria, Juan Uribe played lead offensive ro...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Edgar Renteria and Juan Uribe have comprised a solid left side of the Giants' infield and led their offensive attack in Game 2.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  9. Ranking contenders' lineups, from best to worst

    Jerry Crasnick

    Teams that have the ability to hit quality pitching usually thrive in the postseason. That said, which lineups among serious playoff contenders are the best?

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  10. Midseason 'All-Offensive Laggard' squad

    Jerry Crasnick

    There are several hitters on contenders who've failed to produce to expectations and must pick up the pace in order to help their teams make the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  11. 2009 World Series: Chase Utley saying little, except with his boo...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Chase Utley is carrying the Phillies with Reggie-esque power numbers in the World Series, but winning is all that drives him.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2009
  12. 2009 World Series: New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez suddenly wide...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Alex Rodriguez was off to a poor start in the World Series and seemed destined for another offseason of criticism, but that's all changed after a homer in Game 3 and a huge hit late in Game 4.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2009
  13. 2009 World Series: Philadelphia Phillies finding it's not 2008

    Jerry Crasnick

    Cole Hamels was thumped and Ryan Howard struggled yet again at the plate as the Phillies fell behind 2-1 in this World Series against the Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2009
  14. 2009 World Series: The resurgent Andy Pettitte faces the shaky Co...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The resurgent Andy Pettitte faces the shaky Cole Hamels in Saturday night's pivotal Game 3 of World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2009
  15. 2009 World Series: Little manager decisions make big difference i...

    Jerry Crasnick

    NEW YORK -- Players make the difference in late October. In the World Series opener, the storyline revolved around Cliff Lee's masterful pitching and Chase Utley's power. In Game 2, A.J. Burnett performed like an $82.5 million guy and Mark Teixeira a...

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2009
  16. 2009 World Series: New York Yankees' offense has rough night agai...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees' offense stumbled through a rough opening game of the World Series, silenced by a complete-game gem from the Phillies' Cliff Lee.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2009