Lester, Cubs ready in case Cleveland tries to run wild

Jon Lester is a study in contrasts. When the baseball leaves his left hand on its way to the plate, the Chicago Cubs ace is dominant, particularly in October.

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October 23

Cubs defeat Dodgers, head for World Series

Cubs 5, Dodgers 0: Kyle Hendricks tossed 7.1 scoreless innings as Chicago eliminated Los Angeles in Game 6 of the NLCS. Hendricks and Kris Bryant spoke following the Cubs' first pennant since 1945.
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October 21

Cubs one win away from World Series

The Cubs are one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1945 after an 8-4 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday night. Manager Joe Maddon spoke after the game.
October 19

Blue Jays stave off ALCS elimination, beat Indians 5-1

Just in time, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays broke out the bats to save their season.
October 18

Cleveland bullpen shines in Game 3 win

Taking over in the first after Trevor Bauer was forced to exit with a bloody finger, the Cleveland bullpen held off the Blue Jays in a 4-2 win that moved them within one win of the World Series.
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October 15

Miller dazzles, Indians edge Blue Jays 2-1 in Game 2 of ALCS

They don't have a true superstar, an embarrassment of All-Stars or a celebrity following. That's the NBA champion Cavaliers, who play next door.
October 15

Lindor homers as Indians race past Jays 2-0 in ALCS opener

When the ball disappeared over the outfield wall, Francisco Lindor raised his right fist and took off.
October 11

Indians sweep Red Sox in Big Papi's finale

David Ortiz's career came to an anticlimactic end on Monday as the Red Sox were swept by the Indians in the ALDS. Former MLB GM and MLB Network Radio's Jim Duquette and Michelle Gringas recap Game 3.
October 10

Blue Jays sweep Rangers, advance to ALCS

Josh Donaldson scored from second on a throwing error to give the Blue Jays the walk-off win in the 10th inning. The Nationals evened their series with the Dodgers at a game a piece.
October 5

Encarnacion's homer sends Blue Jays to ALDS

Edwin Encarnacion's walk-off home run in the 11th gave the Blue Jays a 5-2 victory over the Orioles in the AL wild-card game Tuesday night. Toronto manager John Gibbons spoke about the win.
September 27

Marlins pay tribute to Jose Fernandez

Dee Gordon hit a leadoff homer in the first inning for the Marlins on Monday night in their first game since Jose Fernandez's death. The Indians clinched their first AL Central title since 2007.
September 13

Hendricks loses no-hit bid in ninth

Kyle Hendricks took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up Jeremy Hazelbaker's leadoff home run as the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 4-1. Hendricks spoke afterwards.
September 13

Predicting the MLB wild cards

With the MLB playoff races tightening, Ben Walker of the Associated Press and Maria Marino discuss what teams to look out for and Ben offers his prediction for the four wild card spots.
September 5

Cardinals gain ground in wild-card race

The Cardinals pulled within a half-game of the Giants for the NL's top Wild Card spot as they beat the Pirates, 12-6. The Orioles moved within two games of the AL East-leading Blue Jays.
August 22

Price, Red Sox grab share of AL East lead

David Price struck out eight as the Red Sox moved into a first-place tie in the AL East. ... The Dodgers clubbed seven homers in their win over the Reds. ... Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 15-day DL.
August 22

Hitter-turned-knuckleballer Dan Johnson signed by Dodgers

Former Blaine standout and 10-year MLB first baseman had been pitching for the St. Paul Saints. Now he's headed for the Dodgers' Class AA Tulsa affiliate.
August 22

Ex-Twin Danny Valencia reportedly injured A's teammate in altercation

Per a report out of the Bay Area, Valencia and teammate Billy Butler got into some sort of altercation recently that caused Butler to miss playing time.
August 21

Royals win eight in a row

The Royals won their 8th straight game on Sunday. ... All-Star Aaron Sanchez was sent down to the minors by the Blue Jays and Justin Upton homered twice in a Tigers win.
August 16

Young Yankees carry team past Blue Jays

Aaron Judge and fellow rookie Chad Green helped the Yankees take down the Blues Jays, 1-0. David Ortiz's 27th home run of the season lifted the Red Sox past the Indians, 3-2.
August 14

Giancarlo Stanton likely out for season

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is out for the remainder of the season because a groin injury. Mets starter Steven Matz tossed 7.1 innings of no-hit ball in a win over the Padres.

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