The Dodgers overcame a rough outing by rookie Hyun Jin Ryu to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-4 in Game 3 of the divisional series and are within one win of advancing to the NLCS to compete for the National League Pennant.
Carlos Beltran’s three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning and the St. Louis Cardinals got seven stingy innings from Adam Wainwright, delivering a reality jolt to the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-1 rout Thursday in their NL division series opener.
Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
National League manager Bruce Bochy also selected Sergio Romo, his San Francisco Giants closer, as a replacement pick Sunday.
With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
The latest update of the National League All-Star ballot voting totals has been released by Major League Baseball, and there are some extremely close races involving three San Francisco Giants players.
MLB.com has revealed its Comeback Player of the Year for both the National and American Leagues. The NL winner is Giants catcher Buster Posey, while the AL winner is Rays closer Fernando Rodney.
The Western Division Giants will also host game 2 of the best-of-five National League Division Series on Sunday before the matchup shifts to Cincinnati.
The San Francisco Giants made a brief try to extend sudden outfield star Melky Cabrera with a new contract a few weeks ago, but the sides have agreed to put finances aside until after season, when he is due to become a free agent, sources said.
The San Francisco Giants have posted four consecutive shutout wins for the first time in franchise history. Giving the ball to Matt Cain could help the NL West leaders extend their remarkable streak.