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[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 15:59:14 EDT from rss

Subject: Cubs-Dodgers: The champs are here, but they're not the favorites

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The Cubs and Dodgers will decide the National League pennant for the second straight year, but the roles are reversed. In 2016 the Cubs were the clear team to beat and showed it, ousting the Dodgers in six games before winning the franchise's first World Series since 1908. This year the 104-win Dodgers

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 15:11:00 EDT from rss

Subject: Chicago Cubs Fan: 'I Just Got Out Of Prison For This!'

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CHICAGO (CBS) — When fans outside Wrigley Field are partying after a nearly five hour slog of a baseball game, television live shots capturing the jubilation can go a bit sideways sometimes. Such was the case for CBS 2's Charlie DeMar, who was interviewing this excited fan outside Wrigley Field after

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 13:35:17 EDT from rss

Subject: Chicago Cubs' flight to L.A. diverted to Albuquerque by medical issue

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The Chicago Cubs' plane, bound for Los Angeles after they clinched a berth in NLCS, was diverted to Albuquerque Friday morning after a family member fell ill on the flight. FAA spokesperson Lynn Lunsford confirmed the diversion to USA TODAY Sports, although the agency had no information on the medical

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 16:20:00 EDT from rss

Subject: No billy goat or 'Bambino' but Washingtonians wonder if baseball team is jinxed

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In the early hours of Friday the 13th in the 13th season of the Nationals in Washington, you could hardly blame even the team's most sensible fans for wondering if something had gone cosmically awry with a club that has mastered the art of merely getting close. Unlike some other cities, Washington

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 16:46:04 EDT from rss

Subject: Baseball: Cubs flight diverted to Albuquerque for ill non-player

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(The Sports Xchange) - The Chicago Cubs' overnight flight to Los Angeles lasted into Friday afternoon with the team arriving more than five hours behind schedule. The United charter plane landed at Los Angeles International Airport at 12:09 p.m. PT after a five-hour stop in Albuquerque, N.M. when

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 15:22:50 EDT from rss

Subject: After latest playoff flop, Nats must decide Baker's future

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WASHINGTON (AP) This is nothing new for the Washington Nationals: enjoy the euphoria of an NL East title, then the disappointment of a Division Series exit – usually with a narrow Game 5 loss, usually at home. So once again, this time by virtue of a wild 9-8 defeat in the deciding game against the visiting

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 14:53:10 EDT from rss

Subject: The Drama of Chicago Cubs Baseball

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What can even be said about a baseball game like the one we all endured last night? Anyone who lived through Game 7 of the 2016 World Series run probably assumed that they had suffered through the most insane, rollercoaster ride of a ballgame that could ever be concocted by the most gifted Hollywood

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 14:50:53 EDT from rss

Subject: On to the Champion Series

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There has been 9 days of baseball, may have been 10 if it wasn't for that postponed game. Two of the things that stood out from the wild card games and the Division Series was how long close games last and the reminder how much bullpens play a factor once a starter loses control of a game. For example

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 13:06:07 EDT from rss

Subject: Cubs vs. Nationals: Score, highlights from Cubs' NLDS Game 5 clincher

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Cubs vs. Nationals: Score, updates, highlights from NLDS Game 5 Final: Cubs 9, Nationals 7 (Cubs win series) It'll be the Cubs and Dodgers in the National League Championship Series after Chicago came from behind and staved off an intense Nationals rally Wednesday in the decisive Game 5 of the NLDS

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 10:10:00 EDT from rss

Subject: EXCLUSIVE: Diamondbacks' Prospect Andy Yerzy Talks Breakout Season

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After struggling to find his swing at rookie ball in 2016, the 19-year-old Yerzy hit .298 with a .365 on base percentage in his first season with the Rookie-Advanced Missoula Osprey. The highlight for the Canadian native at the plate this season was his 22-game hit streak from July 20-Aug 23. It was

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 16:43:26 EDT from rss

Subject: Cubs could see this heavyweight fight rematch coming: Bring on the Dodgers

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Will the 2017 Cubs run out of gas like the 2016 Dodgers? Can the 2017 Dodgers withstand the freak-out moments as well as the 2016 Cubs?

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 16:02:28 EDT from rss

Subject: Dusty Baker is October's heartbreak kid, and it's hard to figure out why

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I'm going to pose a question that probably doesn't have a good answer, but it's something worth discussing: Why do Dusty Baker's teams so consistently fail to close out series in the postseason? With the Nationals' elimination from the NLDS on Thursday, Baker's teams are now 0

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 14:03:02 EDT from rss

Subject: Remember when the Cubs had a shortstop controversy?

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Addison Russell has made the Cubs shortstop controversy a thing of the distant past with his standard clutch hits down the stretch, including in Game 5.

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 13:27:26 EDT from rss

Subject: Ortiz praises Farrell but says firing seemed inevitable

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"I live in Boston, and in Boston, the whole talk sometime during the year was that that was going to happen," David Ortiz said of John Farrell's firing as Red Sox manager.

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 13:10:00 EDT from rss

Subject: Sleepless in Chicago 3.0

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As Friday morning unfolded — way too soon — some people were cranky. Some were glassy-eyed. Bleary souls wandered in a fog. Many of them made a beeline to the nearest coffee shop and sloshed down mass quantities. Sleep deprivation — the result of a marathon Game 5 Chicago Cubs clincher on Thursday night,amp.html?src=rss

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 17:05:54 EDT from rss

Subject: Altuve makes the case for Yankees rookie Aaron Judge as AL MVP

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HOUSTON – Jose Altuve supports Aaron Judge for AL MVP over his own candidacy. The Astros' All-Star second baseman, Judge's primary competition for the award, this season, said before Game 1 of the ALCS against the Yankees that he would have cast a vote for the rookie outfielder if he had an MVP

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 17:03:22 EDT from rss

Subject: 'Jackass' Alex Rodriguez makes lame excuse for using PEDs

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Alex Rodriguez says he used performance-enhancing drugs through Biogenesis and its founder Anthony Bosch because he felt a "responsibility" to bounce back from injuries and give the Yankees a positive return on their $275 million investment — not because of their performance-boosting qualities

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 16:54:44 EDT from rss

Subject: Giants manager Bruce Bochy resting after heart procedure

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SAN FRANCISCO – Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he was resting comfortably after undergoing an ablation in San Diego to treat an atrial fibrillation – his second heart procedure this year and his third in the past three seasons. “The procedure went extremely well and I'm feeling better,” said Bochy

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 15:14:35 EDT from rss

Subject: Angels Notes: 'Dialogue' ongoing with Justin Upton

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Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Friday he recently had a “positive conversation” with Justin Upton and agent Larry Reynolds and “there is dialogue going on,” although he wouldn't characterize the situation any further. Upton has an opt-out in his contract, which must be exercised by three

[#] Fri Oct 13 2017 17:23:04 EDT from rss

Subject: Detroit Tigers-centric observations from 2017 MLB postseason

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An incredible first round of the MLB postseason is officially complete, after the Cubs outlasted the Nationals in Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday night. It lived up to its billing. Here are some Detroit Tigers-centric notes from the first round of the postseason: • In the finale

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