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For Buck Showalter, Don Mattingly and every other manager in these playoffs, it promises to be a most challenging postseason. This is the first October in which skippers can contest an umpire's call. Nearly everything is subject to replay review, except for balls and strikes,...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch. During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team's training facility in Florida, the talented but erratic right-hander listened as...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers will start this postseason just like last year's: Max Scherzer in Game 1, Justin Verlander in Game 2. Manager Brad Ausmus announced the team's rotation for its AL Division Series, which begins Thursday at Baltimore. Scherzer also started Detroit...
WASHINGTON (AP) — About a half-hour before game time on the days Stephen Strasburg starts at home for the Washington Nationals, he emerges from the dugout and walks along the right-field line with pitching coach Steve McCatty, hearing cheers from spectators along the way...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals. A's manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek Norris, who has...
DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer will start Game 1 of the AL division series for Detroit on Thursday, headlining the Tigers' star-studded rotation for a second consecutive postseason. Justin Verlander is slated for Game 2 at Baltimore, followed by David Price and Rick Porcello...
HOUSTON (AP) — A.J. Hinch is the new manager of the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the hiring tells The Associated Press that. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced the decision. A news conference was scheduled for...
HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the hiring tells The Associated Press that A.J. Hinch is the new manager of the Houston Astros. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced the decision. A news conference was scheduled for...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, saying it was time for a new voice after his 13-season tenure concluded with at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made with one season left on Gardenhire's contract, ending...