Ron Gardenhire tormented the Tigers for years while he managed the Twins through a golden era of success. He'll now lead the Tigers through their own Twins-like rebuilding process. The Tigers have finalized a three-year deal to have Gardenhire serve as their next manager, the club announced on Friday afternoon.
Baker won't return as Nationals manager
Dusty Baker will not return as the Nationals' manager in 2018, the club announced Friday afternoon, in a stunning development after a successful two seasons at the helm.
The B.O.A.R.D.: The Dodgers win the pennant
Three dingers in a Postseason game? Welcome to The B.O.A.R.D.
Puig: "I want to be an owner of one bar'
That's just sound economic advice.
Will NYY clinch tonight? Game 6 in Houston (8 ET, FS1)
The Yankees are one win away from the World Series, but the Astros will be back on their home turf for the games that will decide the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World.
Photo: Vin Scully enjoys Dodgers' big win
He still has the Dodgers in his heart.
Whoooo would show for Game 7? Ric Flair!
No pressure, guys.
Hollywood & Vines: LA wins NLCS at Wrigley!
Enrique Hernandez smacked three home runs, including a grand slam in the third inning, and had seven RBIs to back Clayton Kershaw and power the Dodgers to an 11-1 victory in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series presented by Camping World and eliminate the defending World Series champion Cubs.
Trio grand! Hernandez has 3-HR, 7-RBI clincher
Enrique Hernandez saw two pitches in the first three innings Thursday night. Turns out, that was all he needed to etch his name in the Dodgers' postseason record books. After homers in his first two at-bats, Hernandez added a two-run shot in the ninth to give him seven RBIs, a new LCS record for one game, in an 11-1 NLCS-clinching victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Game 5 broadcaster Ron Darling was the losing pitcher the last time the Dodgers won the pennant
Is he the Dodgers' good luck charm?
Dodgers 1st to earn home advantage for Series
The Dodgers will spend the weekend watching what goes down between the Yankees and Astros in the American League Championship Series, rooting not so much for a particular opponent, but rather general chaos and disorder.
Cubs shouldn't hang their heads
Maybe you could have seen this coming, but the Cubs didn't. When they ran onto the field to face Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on a gorgeous Thursday night, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. and left fielder Kyle Schwarber bathed in the enthusiasm of Wrigley Field's bleacherites.
World cLAss! Epic NL title for Dodgers
The Dodgers partied Thursday night like it was 1988, but Clayton Kershaw isn't quite finished cleansing legacies and ending droughts.
Cubs salute Dodgers after falling in NLCS
The reigning World Series champion Cubs saw their season end with a loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World. Chicago only scored eight runs in the series.
Despite NLCS loss, Cubs still set for future
The Cubs aren't going to repeat as World Series champions, but manager Joe Maddon is quick to remind fans that getting to the National League Championship Series three years in a row is quite an accomplishment and that the future is bright.
Turner, Taylor share NLCS MVP honors
Justin Turner and Chris Taylor shared Most Valuable Player honors of the National League Championship Series following the Dodgers' 11-1 series-clinching victory over the Cubs in Game 5.
Dodgers latest top seed to reach World Series
The Dodgers went 104-58 in the regular season, claiming their fifth consecutive NL West title. They're now the 11th team in the Wild Card Era (since 1995) to punch their ticket to the World Series after finishing the regular season with the best record in baseball (including the 2013 Cardinals and Red Sox, who tied at 97-65). Among the previous 10 teams, five won it all.
Roberts, Dodgers seeing fruits of their labors
In December 2001, a speedy 29-year-old outfielder named Dave Roberts was dealt to the Dodgers for a pair of prospects. The following spring, Roberts donned Dodger blue for the first time. Sixteen seasons later, Roberts has earned himself a permanent place in Dodgers history as the third man to skipper Los Angeles to a World Series appearance.
LA pleased to beat 'incredibly talented' Cubs
It was nothing more than coincidence that the Dodgers happened to be at Wrigley Field on April 10, the quirk of a schedule printed long before any October storylines came to be. It was nonetheless uncomfortable. The Dodgers watched as the Cubs raised their 2016 World Series championship flag, knowing they stood on the same field six months earlier with a chance to prevent it.
Memories of '88 return with LA in World Series
Clayton Kershaw was seven months old the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers played in a World Series game. Here's the thing about that, really the coolest part of this whole deal with the Dodgers being back in the Fall Classic and all.
Cubs proud of season as repeat quest ends
During the National League Championship Series games at Wrigley Field, Cubs manager Joe Maddon glanced at the center-field scoreboard. For the third straight year, the Cubs were one of the final four teams still playing.
WS berth one of Kershaw's 'best moments'
Clayton Kershaw could not move. He turned to his right, slamming into a wall of teammates and a shower of beer. He turned to his left. More of the same. Eventually, Kershaw ducked out of the huddle of screaming Dodgers, who had transformed Wrigley Field's weight room into a fraternity house following their 11-1, pennant-clinching Game 5 win over the Cubs on Thursday in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World.
Justice: Astros can find hope in '04 heartbreak
Jeff Kent made his joyous romp around the bases as some of the loudest and wildest cheers this city has ever known rocked Minute Maid Park to its steel and brick bones. As he headed down the third-base line and skipped toward a mob of happy teammates, he screamed two words over and over. "One more! One more! One more!"
Verlander delivers in tight postseason spots
Justin Verlander hasn't lost a postseason elimination game since the left side of the Astros' infield was in middle school. Third baseman Alex Bregman and shortstop Carlos Correa were 12 years old the last time it happened, the last time a team gave Verlander the baseball in October and its season ended.
The Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda and Vin Scully celebrate team's first pennant in nearly 30 years
'True competitor' Verlander set for must-win G6
Recreating his Game 2 masterpiece is a big ask of Justin Verlander, but the Astros hope their postseason stalwart has something similar in the works for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series under pressing circumstances.
Statcast offers optimism for Houston's offense
The Astros' offense, one of baseball's most dangerous all year long -- including in their American League Division Series win over the Red Sox -- has gone quiet in the AL Championship Series presented by Camping World. The Astros have scored just nine runs against the Yankees in five games in the ALCS, and were shut out, 5-0, in Game 5 on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. They now head back to Houston trailing the series three games to two.
Happy home? Astros can join history with 2 W's
Minute Maid Park has a retractable roof. It has a train. It has the Crawford Boxes. It has Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan often sitting behind home plate and a waffle cone stuffed with fried chicken and mashed potatoes and drizzled with honey mustard.
No looking back: Electric Minute Maid awaits
A change of scenery, a much-needed day off and the looming presence of pitcher Justin Verlander have Astros manager A.J. Hinch feeling confident about his team's chances heading into tonight's must-win Game 6 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park.
Cora in mix for Sox manager, but no decision
Astros bench coach Alex Cora has been linked to a number of open managerial jobs in recent weeks, and a report emerged Thursday saying that he could be named manager of the Red Sox as early as the conclusion of the American League Championship Series. And although Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski confirmed the team hasn't made a final decision on its next manager, there are still indications that Cora would end up with the job.
DYK: Records toppled in NLCS Gm. 5 clincher
Enrique Hernandez and a relentless offense backed up a stellar Clayton Kershaw on Thursday night at Wrigley Field, as the Dodgers defeated the Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by Camping World.
After Enrique Hernandez hit his third home run, Yasiel Puig was scared to high-five him
"No one man should have all that power."
MLB.TV Postseason Package available now
Signups are underway for the MLB.TV Postseason Package, and anywhere from 26 to 43 games (35 last year) will be played on the way to a trophy presentation at the 113th World Series.
NLCS Game 5: Turner, Taylor interview
NLCS co-MVPs Justin Turner and Chris Taylor answer questions after the Dodgers' 11-1 win over the Cubs in Game 5.
Yankees eager to build on growing momentum
They say that momentum in baseball is only as good as the next day's pitcher, but after reeling off three electrifying victories in front of raucous Yankee Stadium crowds to move one victory from the Fall Classic, there was a part of manager Joe Girardi that wished the Yankees could get right back on the field.
Yanks lean on veterans to guide young core
The Baby Bombers are all the rage these days. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and Luis Severino have Yankees fans dreaming about a "Core Four" sequel, one they're hoping will land in next week's Fall Classic.
Velocity key for Verlander; can Yanks counter?
Justin Verlander was absolutely dominant in Game 2, and he'll need to be again to prevent the Yankees from winning the American League Championship Series. How can New York's hitters attack Houston's ace? We have some ideas.
Healthy Severino can pitch NY to World Series
The Yankees have the chance to close out the Astros and head to the Fall Classic for the first time since 2009, and they'll turn to their regular-season ace, Luis Severino, who is healthy and ready to go for tonight's Game 6 in Houston.
Roberts encouraged by Seager's recovery
Shortstop Corey Seager reported continued progress in his rehabilitation from a lower back sprain in Los Angeles on Thursday, said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who is hoping to get him back for the World Series.
Young Yanks core reveling in postseason run
The daydreams developed on the multihour bus rides through nowheresville towns, interrupted only by stops for burgers and pizza from highway rest areas, and they continued while the new "Baby Bombers" core bunked up in Minor League motels, where the only other sources of entertainment were airing on basic cable.
NLCS Game 5: Dave Roberts postgame interview
Manager Dave Roberts answers questions after the Dodgers eliminated the Cubs with a 11-1 win in NLCS Game 5 to advance to the World Series.
Dress for October: Get postseason gear
The Dodgers are in the World Series for the first time since 1988. Who will join them? Grab gear for all the playoff teams at MLBShop.com and get suited up for the postseason in official T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more.
Magic Johnson watched Enrique Hernandez's grand slam from Staples Center and had an amazing reaction
"That's what I'm talkin' about!"
Javier Baez fist-bumped Austin Barnes and looked super cool after striking out
A.J. Hinch 'feels horrible' for the Yankees and the fact a day off might affect their momentum
A day off after Game 2 didn't work so well for the Astros.
Inbox: Will Cubs' Alzolay enter Top 100?
Jim Callis discusses whether Cubs prospect Adbert Alzolay will enter the Top 100 eventually, compares Gleyber Torres and Javy Baez, talks prospects stealing bases and asses the changes of Matthew Liberatore going 1-1 in the Draft.
For 25th anniversary, 'Homer at the Bat' feted
We're talkin' softball.
Lupica: This just in ... Verlander must win
The Astros acquired Justin Verlander 'round midnight at the very end of August. And now the great October clock in baseball is about to strike midnight for Verlander and the Astros if he can't get a game off the Yankees.
Postseason sked: Times set through LCS
Keep track of game times and broadcast networks for the 2017 Postseason as the quest for a World Series title continues.
Postseason Picture: Track the bracket
10 clubs earned their spots in October. Which team will wind up winning the World Series title?
Take a walk down postseason memory lane
As we prepare to celebrate the 2017 World Series -- one of the most cherished and significant events in sports -- revisit your favorite moments from postseason history with summaries, statistics and game-by-game breakdowns, complete with multimedia.
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