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Fri Oct 2016:33Nationals fire Baker as manager after two seasonsJosé LobatónCNationalsFree Agent
Sammy SolisRPNationalsFree Agent
Matt WietersCNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON --The Washington Nationals have won four National League East division titles since 2012 under three different managers.But the Nationals are still looking for a postseason series win and some stability in the dugout, as the club announced Friday that manager Dusty Baker will not return in 2018 after his two-year contract expired.Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said he called Baker on Friday morning and the former All-Star outfielder handled the news with professionalism. The previous manager, Matt Williams, also lasted just two seasons."It was one of the most difficult decisions the ownership group and I have had to make," Rizzo said on a conference call with reporters. "Dusty has been a great representative of the Washington Nationals for his tenure here -- a Hall of Fame-type manager."The Nationals won the National League East in both seasons under Baker in 2016 and 2017 and lost at home in Game 5 each year in the NLDS. Washington won 95 games in the first year unde... [More]
Fri Oct 2004:301B Anthony Rizzo finished 0-4 as Cubs' season ended Thursday wit...Anthony Rizzo1BCubsFree Agent
1B Anthony Rizzo finished 0-for-4 as the Cubs' season ended Thursday with an 11-1 loss to the Dodgers. The performance capped a miserable series for Rizzo, who hit .059 (1 of 17) with eight strikeouts. That was a far cry from last year's NLCS, when Rizzo hit .320 (8 of 25) with two doubles, two home runs and five RBIs.
Fri Oct 2004:303B Kris Bryant clubbed first home run of postseason in Cubs' sea...Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
3B Kris Bryant clubbed his first home run of the postseason in the Cubs' season-ending loss to the Dodgers on Thursday night. The blast gave Bryant six career postseason home runs in 36 games.
Fri Oct 2004:30LHP Jose Quintana drew Cubs' season-ending loss against Los Ange...José QuintanaSPCubsFree Agent
LHP Jose Quintana drew the Cubs' season-ending loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. He allowed six runs on six hits in two-plus innings as his postseason ERA ballooned from 1.59 to 5.40. The southpaw expects to be a mainstay in the Cubs' rotation next season.
Fri Oct 2004:30RHP John Lackey gave up two runs in two innings out of bullpen i...John LackeySPCubsFree Agent
RHP John Lackey gave up two runs in two innings out of the bullpen in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. The appearance might have been the last of Lackey's storied career, although he has yet to make an announcement about his plans for 2018. Cubs manager Joe Maddon's eyes watered as he discussed Lackey, who will turn 39 years old later this month. "It's really special for me with John," he said. "Hopefully it's not (the end), but if it is, having that chance to be with him in that moment is pretty special for me."
Fri Oct 2004:30SS Charlie Culberson one of six Dodgers hitters to hit better th...Charlie Culberson2BDodgersFree Agent
SS Charlie Culberson was one of six Dodgers hitters to hit better than .300 for the NLCS. Culberson, who moved into a starting role after Corey Seager was forced to miss the series with a back injury, hit .455 in the five games with two doubles and a triple and finished 2-for-4 in Thursday night's 11-1 victory.
Fri Oct 2004:30CF Chris Taylor shared NLCS MVP with third baseman Justin TurnerChris TaylorSSDodgersFree Agent
CF Chris Taylor shared the NLCS MVP with third baseman Justin Turner. Taylor went 2-for-4 with a walk in Thursday night's 11-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs with a double and single and a run scored. Taylor, who split his time between center field and shortstop, hit .316 in the NLCS with two home runs and three RBIs and scored five runs.
Fri Oct 2004:303B Justin Turner earned NLCS co-MVP honors along with center fie...Justin Turner3BDodgersFree Agent
3B Justin Turner earned NLCS co-MVP honors along with center fielder Chris Taylor. Turner went 1-for-5 in Thursday night's 11-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs, but extended his streak of reaching safely in the postseason to eight games with his RBI single in the third inning. Turner has now reached safely in 23 of his last 24 postseason games dating back to Oct. 9, 2015.
Fri Oct 2004:30LF Enrique Hernandez tied league championship series record with...Kiké HernándezCF/LFDodgersFree Agent
LF Enrique Hernandez tied a league championship series record with seven RBIs in Thursday night's pennant-clinching victory over the Chicago Cubs. Hernandez homered three times, hitting a solo shot in the second inning, a grand slam in the third inning and a two-run homer in the ninth inning to cap his record-tying night.
Fri Oct 2004:30OF Michael Brantley underwent surgery on right ankle and will re...Michael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
OF Michael Brantley underwent surgery on his right ankle and will require four to five months of rehab, the Indians announced Thursday. Brantley, a two-time AL All-Star, missed 50 games over the final two months of the regular season due to the injury. Brantley was active for the AL Division Series against the Yankees but was just 1-for-11. The surgery was performed Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., and was designed to strengthen damaged ligaments in Brantley's right ankle.
Fri Oct 2004:30LHP Clayton Kershaw allowed just one run on three hits over six ...Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
LHP Clayton Kershaw allowed just one run on three hits over six innings to earn his sixth postseason victory. The victory moved Kershaw into a tie with Burt Hooton for the most postseason victories in franchise history. Before Thursday's stellar showing, Kershaw already held the Dodgers' postseason records for starts, innings pitched, strikeouts and losses. Kershaw may be in line to start Game 1 of the World Series against either the New York Yankees or Houston Astros.
Thu Oct 1914:04Yankees on verge of historic second comebackLuis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees, the most accomplished franchise in American sports, are on the verge of an unprecedented baseball feat. The Houston Astros, meanwhile, are trending toward sadly familiar territory.The Yankees moved to the edge of the World Series with a 5-0 victory over the Astros on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium. New York leads the series three games to two and will try to win the pennant in Game 6, scheduled for Friday night in Houston.The 41st trip to the World Series in team history would be different than any other for the Yankees -- or anyone else in baseball history, for that matter.The Yankees, who dropped the first two games of the ALCS after storming back from an 0-2 deficit to knock off the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-five AL Division Series, are trying to become the second team to reach the World Series by overcoming a pair of two-game deficits and the first to do it after twice trailing two game... [More]
Thu Oct 1905:37INF Gleyber Torres began hitting after recovery from Tommy John ...Gleyber TorresSSYankeesFree Agent
INF Gleyber Torres began hitting after his recovery from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Wednesday. Torres tweeted a video of himself in an indoor batting cage said: "After long months of recovery, I can finally hit again and that makes me super happy."
Thu Oct 1905:37RHP Brad Peacock, who candidate to start Game 4 before Houston o...Brad PeacockSPAstrosFree Agent
RHP Brad Peacock, who was a candidate to start Game 4 before Houston opted for RHP Lance McCullers Jr., made his first appearance of the series in Houston's 5-0 loss in Game 5. He pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed a 407-foot homer to C Gary Sanchez while throwing 24 pitches.
Thu Oct 1905:37LHP Dallas Keuchel allowed four runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 inni...Dallas KeuchelSPAstrosFree Agent
LHP Dallas Keuchel allowed four runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in the worst of his nine career starts against the Yankees in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Despite allowing those runs, he did get eight strikeouts. Keuchel is the first pitcher in baseball history to get at least seven strikeouts in his first five postseason starts. He also has 18 in the ALCS against the Yankees, the most in any series against the Yankees since Josh Beckett (19) in the 2003 World Series for the Florida Marlins.
Thu Oct 1905:372B Javier Baez broke out of 0-20 skid in big way Wednesday night...Javier Báez2B/3BCubsFree Agent
2B Javier Baez broke out of an 0-for-20 skid in a big way Wednesday night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Baez homered twice to help the Cubs prevail for a 3-2 win over the Dodgers. He became the fifth player in franchise history to hit two home runs in a playoff game.
Thu Oct 1905:37RHP Justin Verlander will make second start of ALCS on Friday in...Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
RHP Justin Verlander will make his second start of the ALCS on Friday in Game 6. Verlander started Game 2 and threw 124 pitches in a five-hit complete game, setting a postseason career high with 13 strikeouts. Verlander is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his two playoff starts for Houston. In his career, Verlander is 10-5 with a 3.18 ERA in 19 postseason appearances (18 starts). In the LCS, he is 4-2 with a 3.00 ERA in six starts. In elimination games, Verlander is 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA in four starts.
Thu Oct 1905:37RHP Wade Davis set career high with 48-pitch save Wednesday nigh...Wade DavisRPCubsFree Agent
RHP Wade Davis set a career high with a 48-pitch save Wednesday night in Game 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Davis gave up a home run and walked three batters, but he held on for the six-out save in a 3-2 win. Davis will not be available to pitch in Game 5 on Thursday night, manager Joe Maddon said.
Thu Oct 1905:37RHP Jake Arrieta delivered gutsy performance in what might have ...Jake ArrietaSPCubsFree Agent
RHP Jake Arrieta delivered a gutsy performance in what might have been his final game as a player for the Cubs. The soon-to-be free agent limited the Dodgers to one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. He walked five and struck out nine to help the Cubs stave off elimination.
Thu Oct 1905:37C Yasmani Grandal made series debut Wednesday night in Game 4 of...Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
C Yasmani Grandal made his series debut Wednesday night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. He went 0-for-1 and drew three walks. Grandal hit .247 with 22 home runs and 58 RBIs in 129 games during the regular season.
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