October 7, 2012 |
BALTIMORE - Orioles rookie third baseman Manny Machado was a 4-year-old when Baltimore and the New York Yankees last met in the postseason. In that series, lefthander David Wells won a game for Baltimore, Cecil Fielder and Darryl Strawberry homered for the Yankees, and a youngster named Jeffrey Maier stuck his glove in the middle of the whole thing. The 1996 AL Championship Series was a lifetime ago for many Orioles fans and a rather meaningless event in the development of Machado, now 20 and a key player in Baltimore.
October 23, 2010
Game 1: Yankees, 6-5 Game 2: Rangers, 7-2 Game 3: Rangers, 8-0 Game 4: Rangers, 10-3 Game 5: Yankees, 7-2 Game 6: Friday at Rangers, 8:07 Game 7: Saturday at Rangers, 8:07 ALCS Game 1: Yankees, 6-5 Game 2: Rangers, 7-2 Game 3: Rangers, 8-0 Game 4: Rangers, 10-3 Game 5: Yankees, 7-2 Game 6: Rangers, 6-1 ...
October 12, 1992 |
Roberto Alomar is 6 feet tall, has two home runs in two days, is hitting .412 in the American League Championship Series and is a huge reason why the Blue Jays own a commanding 3-1 lead over the Oakland A's. But he still thinks of himself as a little guy. "Somebody had to set the table for the big guys," he said after yesterday's 7-6 Blue Jays win, a game in which Alomar had four hits, scored two runs and knocked in two more with a game-tying...
October 14, 1996 |
For Bernie Williams, it was a quiet game: a double, a single, a stolen base. And yet, just like every one of his postseason games with the Yankees this season, he was in on a crucial play. With one out, Wade Boggs on first and Derek Jeter on second in the third inning, Williams banged a doubleplay ball that Roberto Alomar let roll between his legs. Jeter scored, Boggs went to third. Two batters later, Cecil Fielder hit a three-run home run, and Darryl Strawberry followed that with another home run. New York led, 6-0. "I don't know how you get him out," Orioles manager Davey Johnson said of Williams.
October 13, 2012 |
DETROIT - Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers will face a familiar foe in the AL Championship Series. The Tigers had less than 24 hours to savor their five-game victory over the Oakland Athletics before learning their opposition in the ALCS. Detroit will face the Yankees in a rematch of one of last year's AL division series. New York edged Baltimore, 3-1, on Friday night in the deciding Game 5 of their division series. The Tigers were set to fly hours later, with Game 1 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night and Doug Fister facing Andy Pettitte.
October 2, 1992 |
Play telephone pitch and catch with Jim Kaat and Tim McCarver about the League Championship Series starting next week and the talk concentrates on the Pittsburgh and Toronto staffs. Pittsburgh and Atlanta lead off Tuesday (Channel 10, 8:30 p.m.). Game 2 of the NLCS is Wednesday at 3 p.m., followed by the ALCS opener at 8 p.m. McCarver, the NLCS analyst (with Sean McDonough on play-by-play), gives Pittsburgh's staff the edge over Atlanta. "Atlanta has better starting pitching," McCarver said, "but Pittsburgh's pitchers have pitched best over the last two months.
October 8, 1992 |
Time of game: Two hours, 47 minutes. Hope you enjoyed it last night. Because tonight, when Toronto's David Cone (4-3, 2.55 earned run average) meets Oakland's Mike Moore (17-12, 4.12) in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, chances are they will break three hours with ease. The major league strikeout leader this season, Cone goes deep into the count against most batters. Moore simply takes his own sweet time out there. Said A's catcher Terry Steinbach, "Sometimes I go out there and tell him to speed it up a little.
October 9, 2008
According to online merchant RazorGator, tickets to the ALCS are selling for nearly 2½ times as much as those to the NLCS games. The average for the Rays-Red Sox series is $248, compared with $101 for the Phillies-Dodgers. Overall, tickets to either series are about 33 percent more expensive than championship series tickets last year. 1 Los Angeles at Phillies $275 $128 $1,337 2 Los Angeles at Phillies $274 $150 $1,860 3 Phillies at Los Angeles $201 $94 $1,890 4 Phillies at Los Angeles $197 $82 $1,560 5 Phillies at Los Angeles $251 $98 $2,796 6 Los Angeles at Phillies $391 $179 $2,236 7 Los Angeles at Phillies $457 $202 $4,472 1 Boston at Tampa Bay $256 $112 $1,677 2 Boston at Tampa Bay $257 $107 $2,796 3 Tampa Bay at Boston $470 $191 $1,936 4 Tampa Bay at Boston $470 $191 $2,231 5 Tampa Bay at Boston $500 $224 $3,710 6 Boston...
October 28, 2009 |
Pedro Martinez didn't seem to be surprised when Phillies manager Charlie Manuel yesterday named the righthander his World Series Game 2 starter tomorrow against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium "My reaction was the way it is now, relaxed and normal," Martinez said yesterday before the team's workout at Yankee Stadium. Manuel said he picked Martinez to split up his lefthanded starters. Cliff Lee is the Game 1 starter tonight, and Cole Hamels is slated to start Game 3 on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
October 6, 1988 |
Two years ago, Dave Henderson captured the hearts of Boston Red Sox fans everywhere with his heroics in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the California Angels. He saved Boston from elimination with a dramatic two-out, two-strike, ninth-inning home run, and later knocked in the winning run in that game in the 11th inning with a sacrifice fly. The Red Sox went on to win the series in seven games. Yesterday, Henderson took those very same hearts he captured 24 months ago and crushed them into a million tiny pieces.