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McCullers postseason ready in strong start
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Lance McCullers Jr. pitched like he was the Astros’ third ace over six-plus strong innings in Tuesday’s 6-4 loss in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium

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Rested and fresh, Arrieta eager for G4 start
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The Cubs came into the National League Championship Series tired and taxed, their rotation and bullpen worn down by heavy usage in early October. Consider Jake Arrieta the exception.

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Fried dazzles in one-hit Fall League start
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A strong outing from Javelinas starting pitcher Max Fried, the Braves’ No. 9 prospect, led Peoria to a 6-2 victory over the Salt River Rafters Monday afternoon.

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Astros gamble on Justin Verlander pays off in a big way after excellent Game 2 start
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Weeks before the trade deadline, some considered Justin Verlander unmovable. The 34-year-old had an uncharacteristic 4.73 ERA in the first half with declining peripherals. Considering his age, the mileage on his arm and the $56 million owed to him over the next two years, it seemed like any team looking to acquire Verlander was taking […]

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Cubs to start Hendricks in G3; Arrieta in G4
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The Cubs announced Kyle Hendricks will start Game 3 and Jake Arrieta will go in Game 4 of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series against the Dodgers. Both of those games will be played at Wrigley Field.

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Fateful fourth spoils Tanaka start in Game 1
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Masahiro Tanaka got off to a strong start in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Friday, but the Astros got to him for two runs in the fourth, which stood up as the Houston edged New York, 2-1.

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Success in NY garners Morton Game 3 start
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Astros manager A.J. Hinch tabbed veteran right-hander Charlie Morton to start Monday’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World against the Yankees in New York. He will oppose Yanks lefty CC Sabathia.

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Severino gets the start for Game 2 of ALCS
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The Yankees are hoping to see the dominant version of Luis Severino that was evident during the regular season and in his previous start against the Indians in the American League Division Series presented by Doosan when the talented 23-year-old takes the mound against the Astros in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series presented […]

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Stephen Strasburg to start NLDS Game 4 for Nationals after all
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It’s been a roller coaster 18 hours for the Washington Nationals. On Tuesday, the team said that Stephen Strasburg was too sick to take the mound for the team’s do-or-die NLDS Game 4 against the Chicago Cubs. But now? Not so much. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi had the news. In a surprise turn of events […]

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Gio draws start for Nats in decisive Game 5
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The Nationals are placing their hopes for their first playoff series win in the hands of Gio Gonzalez, who will start against the Cubs in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile at Nationals Park.

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CC fades in 5th after strong start to Game 5
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Yankees lefty CC Sabathia found ways to get it done over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday night, striking out nine Indians and exiting with a lead in a decisive Game 5 of the ALDS presented by Doosan. New York won the series, 3-2, to advance to the AL Championship Series.

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Keller stellar in first Fall League start
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The rivalry across the state of Pennsylvania between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, in a variety of sports, is well documented. On Wednesday afternoon, prospects from the Pirates and Phillies worked in unison to give the Glendale Desert Dogs a 5-1 win against the visiting Peoria Javelinas.

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