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  1. Cole brings the heat in return

    Mark Simon

    The most encouraging stat from the Pittsburgh Pirates' 3-2 comeback win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night? It might have been Gerrit Cole's average fastball velocity -- 95.9 mph -- in his first start back from the disabled list. That was his...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Pirates must rely on big reinforcements

    Christina Kahrl

    This is a big week for the Pittsburgh Pirates, perhaps even a defining week. Monday night's loss to the Atlanta Braves was their sixth straight. They're now two games back in the wild-card standings, with the Braves between them and the Cardinals and...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. These teams won't miss playoffs in 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the introduction of a second wild-card team in 2012, teams are in the postseason hunt later and longer than ever. Three teams in particular were expected to contend for a playoff berth but fell short for various reasons. What sets them apart is ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  4. Oh, the perils of being a wild card in the MLB playoffs

    Jayson Stark

    Congratulations, you've reached the postseason as a wild card. Your reward? A nine-inning, win-or-go-home fight for your playoff lives.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  5. Braves-Nationals Preview

    Braves-Nationals Preview

    Preview | September 15, 2013
  6. 10 X factors down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With just two and a half weeks left in the regular season, we still have dramatic division races in the National League Central and American League West as well as an intense wild-card race in the AL where five teams are separated by just three games...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. Julio Teheran, Andrelton Simmons lift Braves by Cardinals

    Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run double in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves, boosted by Julio Teheran's sharp outing, beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Saturday in a matchup of NL division leaders.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 27, 2013
  8. AL East shaping up as race for the ages

    David Schoenfield

    The most exciting day in recent baseball history took place on the final day of the 2011 season, when Dan Johnson hit his miracle home run as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a 7-0 deficit to beat the New York Yankees in 12 innings, and Evan Longoria ...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  9. National League East looking like weakest in baseball - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    What looked like MLB's strongest division is now the weakest. Paul Swydan explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2013
  10. Scanning the bullpen market

    Buster Olney

    Some general managers would prefer that the non-waiver trade deadline be moved back until the end of August, especially now, when the addition of two more wild-card teams to the playoff format provides lingering hope for more teams. To those GMs, the...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  11. Sam Holbrook picked as part of ALCS umpire crew

    Sam Holbrook, the umpire who made the controversial infield fly call that enraged the Atlanta Braves and their fans in the NL wild card game, is part of the crew for the AL championship series.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2012
  12. What's next for Atlanta and Texas?

    Jim Bowden

    After more than seven months and 162 games, the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers won 93 and 94 games, respectively. Their seasons ended in the span of three hours, as they became the first teams to lose in MLB's new wild-card elimination game form...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  13. Joe Saunders pitches Orioles past Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves playing a wild-card game where they committed three throwing errors, got burned on a controversial umpire's call, and saw their fans delay the game after littering the field with debris? Sure, I can envision all that happening. ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  14. MLB -- Infield fly rule call tarnishes St. Louis Cardinals' NL wi...

    Jayson Stark

    On what was supposed to be a historic night, MLB's first-ever wild-card game will be remembered for a controversial infield fly rule call.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  15. St. Louis Cardinals-Atlanta Braves NL wild-card game halted as fa...

    The Atlanta Braves had their protest of the NL wild-card playoff game at Turner Field on Friday night denied after fans littered the field with trash over a disputed infield fly call that led to a 19-minute delay.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  16. Cards advance to NLDS after disputed call; Braves' protest denied...

    The St. Louis Cardinals won baseball's first wild-card playoff, taking advantage of a disputed infield fly call and fans littering the field with debris to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Friday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 05, 2012