| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:53 PM
ST. LOUIS -- There’s no telling how these wacky World Series games will end.
One night after a rare obstruction call, Jonny Gomes hit a decisive homer when he wasn’t even in the original lineup and Koji Uehara picked off a rookie at...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:49 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Third baseman Will Middlebrooks tripped Allen Craig for a game-ending obstruction call on Jon Jay’s ninth-inning grounder, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a bizarre 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night and a 2-1 World Series...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:46 PM
ST. LOUIS — They went down the line. Third base umpire Jim Joyce, crew chief John Hirschbeck, home plate umpire Dana DeMuth, each of them considered the question.
Had they ever seen any game, let alone a World Series game, end on such a play?...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:44 PM
BOSTON — Right down to that "giant booger" on Jon Lester's glove, matters had been more than a little goofy through the first 15 innings of the 2013 World Series.
We had some Cardinals minor league pitcher tweeting about Lester doctoring the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:08 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox
Game 1: Wednesday, 5 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright, 19-9, 2.94) at Boston (Lester, 15-8, 3.75)
Game 2: Thursday, 5 p.m
St. Louis (Wacha, 4-1, 2.78) at Boston (Lackey, 10-13, 3.52)
Game 3: Saturday,...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:54 PM
BOSTON — He pounded his chest twice as he rounded first base. He pounded his chest twice more after he rounded third and headed for home.
Shane Victorino pounded his chest so hard Saturday night that he ripped the hearts out of the Detroit Tigers....
| Oct 12, 2013
| 10:52 PM
BOSTON -- The Tigers’ Anibal Sanchez had the kind of night every pitcher dreams of Saturday night, shutting out the Red Sox without allowing a hit and tying a 105-year-old record in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
In the end,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
BOSTON — One led the American League in stolen bases this season. The other led the American League in getting hit by pitches. Some have claimed, somewhat unfairly, certainly callously, that one does not play in pain. The other almost seems to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:24 PM
ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Rays, kings of the improbable and the impossible for the last nine days, finally got burned by the inevitable twists of good fortune.
It can’t last forever.
Their defiant run of staving off elimination...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:50 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Shane Victorino’s infield single snapped a seventh-inning tie and journeyman Craig Breslow gave Boston a huge boost out of the bullpen, sending the Red Sox into the AL championship series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Huff. Miller. Marshall.
No, not Sam Huff, Dennis Miller and Jim Marshall.
David Huff. Jim Miller. Brett Marshall.
Clinging desperately to the shreds known as their wild-card hopes, the Yankees and Joe Girardi did only what Phil Hughes, Joba...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:58 PM
On the off chance Cubs fans need some good news right about now, here's a projection that might provide comfort: If President Theo Epstein succeeds in building the "player development machine'' that is his goal, and it later falls apart, he — or his...