Update: Benintendi benched to make room for Martinez

Baseball 10/26/18, 17:34

The Latest on the World Series (all times local):2:27 p.m.Boston benched left fielder Andrew Benintendi to make room for major league RBIs leader J.D. Martinez in the outfield as the World Series switched to the National League city for Game 3, resulting in the loss of the designated hitter.With right-hander ...

Christian Yelich, J.D. Martinez win Hank Aaron Awards

Baseball 10/26/18, 17:20

Christian Yelich made it to the World Series, just not the way he hoped.The Milwaukee Brewers star accepted the Hank Aaron Award as the outstanding offensive player in the National League before Game 3 between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. Boston slugger J.D. Martinez was ...

Brewers’ bullpen runs out of gas in Game 7 loss to Dodgers

Baseball 10/21/18, 00:09

Craig Counsell and the Milwaukee Brewers relied on their bullpen all season long.Those hard-throwing relievers finally ran out of gas in the NL Championship Series.Josh Hader was brilliant as usual, but Jeremy Jeffress was tagged for a crucial three-run homer by Yasiel Puig and the Brewers never recovered, losing 5-1 ...

Gusty winds sweep Dodger Stadium for Game 3 of NLCS

Baseball 10/15/18, 18:07

Strong wind gusts are raking Dodger Stadium ahead of Game 3 in the National League Championship Series.The first fall Santa Ana winds arrived on Monday. The warm, sustained gusts blow from the desert to the ocean, but rarely affect the stadium on the northern edge of downtown Los Angeles.During batting ...

A capsule look at the Dodgers-Brewers playoff series

Baseball 10/10/18, 13:53

A look at the best-of-seven National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers:___Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Milwaukee, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Saturday, at Milwaukee, 4:09 p.m.; Game 3, Monday, Oct. 15, at Los Angeles, TBA; Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Los ...

Newcomb to start Game 3 for Braves instead of Gausman

Baseball 10/06/18, 17:41

Left-hander Sean Newcomb will start Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and not Kevin Gausman.With the Braves trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker made the announcement Saturday.Snitker said he discussed the idea with general manager Alex Anthopolos on the ...

Braves return home needing win vs LA to extend NLDS

Baseball 10/06/18, 03:30

The Dodgers head to Atlanta full of confidence after consecutive shutouts gave them a commanding 2-0 lead over the Braves in their National League Division Series.Now the Braves must win the first postseason game in their new ballpark to extend their season. And they face some daunting history: only three ...

Braves, Dodgers tweak starting lineups for Game 2 of NLDS

Baseball 10/05/18, 19:27

Right fielder Yasiel Puig will be hitting fifth in the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup for Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves.The Cuban slugger moved up two spots on Friday night after hitting seventh in a 6-0 victory in Game 1 at Dodger Stadium. Puig ...

Ryu sharp, Dodgers hit 3 HRs, beat Braves 6-0 in NLDS opener

Baseball 10/04/18, 23:59

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven dominant innings, Max Muncy hit an early, three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 in their NL Division Series opener on Thursday night.Picked a surprising Game 1 starter over fellow lefty Clayton Kershaw, Ryu delivered in his first postseason start since ...

Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson off NLDS roster

Baseball 10/04/18, 13:56

Injured shortstop Dansby Swanson didn't make the Atlanta Braves' roster for the National League Division Series. His replacement is Charlie Culberson, someone familiar to the Los Angeles Dodgers.The Braves announced their roster Thursday hours before the start of Game 1.Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz walks across the field during ...

Brewers turn to Woodruff to open bullpen day vs Colorado

Baseball 10/04/18, 07:00

Young right-hander Brandon Woodruff not only made the Milwaukee Brewers' playoff roster, but he's starting Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies.The Brewers' playoff roster announced before the series opener on Thursday features an 11-man pitching staff that includes rookie right-handers Corbin Burnes and Freddy ...

A look at all 16 potential World Series matchups

Baseball 10/04/18, 03:43

Familiar faces in the American League, new blood in the National League.That's one way to describe this year's postseason. The two Division Series in the AL will include the same four teams as a year ago. Meanwhile, the NL welcomes the Braves, Brewers and Rockies to this stage. None of ...

Yelich’s steady demeanor balances big production at plate

Baseball 10/04/18, 03:20

With every home run and big hit, it's getting more difficult for Christian Yelich to go out in Milwaukee without being recognized.It didn't stop the potential National League MVP from making a run to the supermarket for groceries, so his mother could make his favorite dish when she visited recently.Taco ...

A capsule look at the Rockies-Brewers playoff series

Baseball 10/03/18, 19:39

A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers:___Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Milwaukee, 5:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 2, Friday, at Milwaukee, 4:15 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Sunday, at Denver, 4:37 p.m. (MLB); x-Game 4, Monday, Oct. 8, at Denver, ...

Brewers turn to bullpen to open NLDS, Senzatela for Rockies

Baseball 10/03/18, 17:50

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell says he will open the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies with a bullpen day on the mound.The Rockies are turning to Antonio Senzatela to start Game 1 at Miller Park on Thursday. The right-hander is 6-6 with a 4.38 ERA in 23 ...

For Cubs, season ends on sour note with loss to Rockies

Baseball 10/03/18, 01:41

No team in the National League piled up more victories than the Chicago Cubs through 162 games. That seems like small consolation now.Kyle Hendricks gave up a tiebreaking single to Tony Wolters in the 13th inning, sending the Cubs to a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies in a marathon ...

Rockies, Cubs tied at 1 after 10 in NL wild-card game

Baseball 10/03/18, 00:04

The National League wild-card game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs is tied at 1 in extra innings.Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) hits a one-run double against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of the National League wild-card playoff baseball game, Tuesday, OCT. 2, 2018, in Chicago. (AP ...

A capsule look at the Braves-Dodgers playoff series

Baseball 10/02/18, 23:47

A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers:___Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Los Angeles, 8:37 p.m. (MLB); Game 2, Friday, at Los Angeles, 9:37 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Sunday, at Atlanta, 8:07 p.m. (FS1); x-Game 4, Monday, Oct. ...

Dodgers to start Ryu in Game 1 of NLDS against Braves

Baseball 10/02/18, 21:56

Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers at home in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.The defending National League champions said ace Clayton Kershaw will take the ball Friday in Game 2.Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, 2.85 ERA) is scheduled to pitch the ...

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