Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series.
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Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs are World Series favorites. Who’s really rooting for the Cubs to fail? Maybe a few bookmakers.
This time, Jose Bautista dropped his bat softly near home plate and rounded the bases after a 425-foot, three-run blast in the ninth inning of the Blue Jays’ 10-1 romp Thursday in Game 1 of the AL Division Series.
Back in October’s spotlight, the Cleveland Indians rocked Rick Porcello for three long balls in the third inning in their AL Division Series opener. Francisco Lindor’s homer capped the rampage off the 22-game winner, and the Indians held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night.
Ken Pagan, the fan identified by Toronto police as the suspect who tossed a beer can at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during Tuesday’s wild-card game, has turned himself into authorities.
The American League Division Series games begin today with the four teams hoping for a spot in the American League Championship Series.
Mitch Glasser, a substitute social studies teacher at Green Valley High and a utility infielder, helped Team Israel beat Great Britain and qualify for the World Baseball Classic.
Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter for his latest postseason gem, outlasting Noah Syndergaard in a classic duel between aces, and Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that sent San Francisco to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets in the NL wild-card game Wednesday night.
The San Francisco Giants meet the New York Mets in Flushing, New York tonight to battle for a spot in the National League Division Series, which starts Friday.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night’s AL wild card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against Texas.