The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Walk-Off Homer Sends Giants To World Series

Travis Ishikawa made good on the big stage only a few months removed from the minors, hitting the first homer to end an NLCS on a three-run drive that lifted San Francisco to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 on Thursday night.

10/17/2014

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4 Umpires Get Their 1st World Series Calls

Boosted by their strong results on replay challenges this season, several umpires will get to work the World Series for the first time.

10/17/2014

Evan Meek #47 and bench coach Jeff Banister #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

New Rangers Coach Jeff Banister: A Pittsburgh Perspective

Jeff Banister isn’t just one of the finest baseball men I’ve met in a clubhouse — he’s one of the finest men I have met, period.

10/16/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Royals In World Series After ALCS Sweep

With another tight win over the Orioles, the Royals captured their first the AL championship since 1985. That was also the last time that they were in the playoffs.

10/16/2014

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MLB Playoff Games Running Longer

Nail-biting tension. Extra-inning excitement. Game-changing home runs. Baseball’s postseason has offered up a lot of drama, if you can stay awake long enough to see it.

10/14/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants breaks his bat in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Wild-Card Teams Dominating MLB Postseason

The Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again. Is this good for baseball?

10/13/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Santiago Casilla #46 and Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after the final out of their 3 to 2 win over the Washington Nationals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Eliminate Nationals With Three One-Run Wins

The San Francisco Giants advanced, beating the Washington Nationals in the NLDS in three close games. But are the upsets really a surprise?

10/09/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Adam Wainright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with teammates after the Cardinals defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 to win game 4 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Kershaw, Dodgers Can’t Get Past Cardinals Yet Again

The Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS for the fourth straight year. They will face the Giants, who topped the Nationals.

10/08/2014

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Qualifying Offer For MLB Free Agents Rises To $15.3M

The 8.5 percent increase was finalized Tuesday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association. It is up from $13.3 million after the 2012 season, the first of the new system.

10/07/2014

View of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington before a game. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers Release List Of Manager Candidates

Interim manager Tim Bogar is among six more candidates the Rangers plan to interview beginning next week in their search for Ron Washington’s full-time replacement.

10/03/2014

Former Texas Ranger Michael Young is honored before play begins between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays on May 17, 2014 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Michael Young Helping With Rangers’ Managerial Search

Former Texas Rangers great Michael Young isn’t ready to manage his former team. But the 7-time All Star is preparing to join Jon Daniels and the Rangers front office.

10/02/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates doubles to center field to drive in a run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants And Pirates Like It’s 1971 All Over Again?

The Giants and Pirates meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Winner of the National League Wild Card game moves on to the Division Series.

10/01/2014

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