| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:17 PM
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates went 21 years between playoff games. The wait will be significantly shorter this time around.
Russell Martin homered twice, Francisco Liriano was dominant for seven innings and the Pirates roared past the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — The Dodgers will begin the 2013 playoffs against the Atlanta Braves here Thursday, but their most difficult postseason opponent has already shown up.
It came swaggering into their clubhouse bearing sordid histories and fresh doubts. It...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:36 AM
The wife of a Cincinnati Reds pitcher she was attacked by a Pirates fan at a bar inside PNC Park during Tuesday night's National League wild-card game in Pittsburgh.
Dallas Latos tweeted that she was “punched in the head at least three times&...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long will be the first chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, and the rest of the 13-member panel that will decide which teams play for the 2014 national championship will be officially revealed...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Columnists and reporters from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be sharing their views with Times readers during the National League Championship Series.
ST. LOUIS — Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly accorded Michael Wacha the supreme postseason...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Yasiel Puig could hit a home run with the jawbone of a donkey. Clayton Kershaw could throw a marshmallow past a Cub Scout troop.
These Dodgers aren't mythic, but they have their mythic moments. A cynic would complain, "Why not?" in that grunty,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:09 PM
Clayton Kershaw for most valuable player? His manager won't be leading the campaign.
With the National League lacking a dominant offensive player along the lines of Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout, Kershaw has emerged as a candidate in a field of solid but...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:18 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets on Tuesday, hoping the veterans can bolster a struggling offense as the franchise vies for its first playoff berth in 21 years.
The Pirates, who began...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:49 PM
MILWAUKEE — Pinch-hitter Travis Snider homered in the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night that clinched the Pirates' first non-losing record in 21 seasons.
Snider drove a 2-2 pitch from Jim...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Pitching wins. Especially in the playoffs.
That's one of those baseball adages, like the infield fly rule, that everyone simply accepts but no one has really proved.
"There's no question pitching's at a premium because every team in the postseason has...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:56 PM
A person familiar with deliberations told the Associated Press that Major League Baseball has informed the New York Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday but can play while he appeals the penalty.
The person spoke Sunday on condition of...