Austin Riley’s walkoff hit in ninth leads Braves past Dodgers in Game 1 of NLCS

ATLANTA — The important hit that eluded the Dodgers for several innings Saturday night exploded off the bat of the Braves’ Austin Riley in the bottom of the ninth, leading to a different kind of detonation — fireworks — above Truist Park. Riley’s walk-off RBI single against Blake Treinen gave the Braves a 3-2 victory … Read more

Braves fans’ loyalty sparked all-in trade deadline that sunk Mets, led to NLCS

ATLANTA — Instead of conceding the NL East after losing one of their top players to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the Braves did a funny thing at the trade deadline: they went for it. In the days and weeks leading into July 30, Atlanta acquired Joc Pederson, Adam Duvall, Jorge Soler, Eddie Rosario and … Read more

In dire need of pitching, will Cubs make run at Carlos Rodon?

Before getting to the Cubs and what roster additions they might be making in the off-season, let’s start with some good news. There will be no more endless trade rumors involving Kris Bryant. Or Javier Baez. Or Anthony Rizzo. Or Kyle Schwarber. The four key members of the Cubs’ 2016 World Series championship team are … Read more

Braves seek revenge vs. Dodgers after last season’s playoff flameout

ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman isn’t afraid to admit he was rooting for a rematch with the Dodgers in the NLCS. Part of it was personal for the Braves’ All-Star first baseman. If the Dodgers beat the Giants to advance from the last round, Game 1 of the NLCS would be played at Truist Park, allowing … Read more

Houston Astros ace Lance McCullers was left off ALCS roster against the Red Sox | Houston Public Media

Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning during Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Chicago. Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. has been left off the team’s roster for the AL Championship Series against Boston, a huge blow to … Read more

Giants react after season ends in questionable fashion

SAN FRANCISCO — Wilmer Flores swung — or he didn’t — and that was it. Last call for the San Francisco Giants. A surprising and spectacular ride for the Giants came to a startling halt Thursday night. Flores slowly walked back to the dugout after being called out on a disputed checked-swing, finishing a 2-1 … Read more

Photos: Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 in playoff thriller, advance to NLCS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and prized midseason acquisition Max Scherzer came out of the bullpen for a save, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 in a thrilling winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday night and into the NL Championship Series. Bellinger’s … Read more