David Price may not be viewed as "The Guy" in a Detroit rotation that also features Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, but he's the guy the Tigers will turn to in Sunday's pivotal Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Orioles at Comerica Park.
Derek Jeter lashed a game-winning single to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium, then waved his batting helmet to acknowledge career hit No. 3,465 three days later at Fenway Park, descending the dugout steps and entering his post-baseball life. It was an eventful week for the former Yankees captain, who is wasting no time getting started on the next chapters.
No team had more multihomer games than the O's, who used their power to slug past the Tigers in Game 1 of their ALDS series. While K.C. won their ALDS opener on a Mike Moustakas homer in the 11th, the Royals again showed that they could find a way to win with one or fewer long balls in a game.
The Wild Card round is in the books, and it's time to turn our attention to the Division Series. But who will win? MLB.com staff members -- including studio analysts, columnists and editors -- shared their predictions for the results of both National League matchups: Giants-Nationals and Cardinals-Dodgers.
Nori Aoki wasn't about to let Lorenzo Cain have all the fun in the Angel Stadium outfield Thursday night.
What's the best way to beat the Cardinals and the Dodgers? To find out, we asked players from across their respective divisions to give the inside intel on how these clubs can be beaten. Our sources were granted anonymity in exchange for their candor.
What's the best way to beat the Giants and the Nationals? To find out, we asked players from across their respective divisions to give the inside intel on how these clubs can be beaten. Our sources were granted anonymity in exchange for their candor.
The Royals tried not to be too jubilant after taking Game 1, 3-2. Across the way, the Angels definitely weren't ready to run up the white flag in their AL Division Series, which continues Friday night at Angel Stadium with right-hander Yordano Ventura pitching for the Royals against Matt Shoemaker of the Angels.
They did it again, didn't they? Those Kansas City Royals surprised us again. But let's make this the last time.
Mike Moustakas was back where his baseball roots began, and he dug deep into them and bashed a home run to give the Royals an 11-inning, 3-2 victory over the Angels in the opener of the American League Division Series on Thursday night.
Mike Moustakas didn't know whether the pitch was a changeup or a fastball. He couldn't hear the dozens of friends and family members in attendance going crazy, while the rest of Angel Stadium fell silent.
Jason Vargas, starting for the Royals in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, held the Angels to two runs in six innings, assisted by some excellent defensive plays.
Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera had to exit the Royals' 3-2 win over the Angels in Game 1 of the American League Division Series after just one batter on Thursday night with tightness in his right forearm. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Friday.
Nelson Cruz made his Baltimore postseason debut in dramatic fashion by homering on the first pitch he saw from right-hander Max Scherzer in the first inning. That was just the start of a highlight-reel night that saw Cruz finish Game 1 of the American League Division Series with a pair of hits, two runs scored and three RBIs.
Nick Markakis lashed the fourth pitch he saw in the postseason out to center field for a single -- his first postseason hit. Three batters later, he was jogging across home plate for the opening run after Nelson Cruz's first-inning homer in Baltimore's 12-3 win in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
Without adding any context, Friday's Game 1 matchup between Clayton Kershaw and the Cardinals' offense would seem to skew heavily in favor of the Dodgers. Producing sufficient run support off the game's best pitcher seems an overwhelming task for the Cards, whose offensive struggles were masked only because of terrific pitching. But what seems a mismatch on paper may hardly be one, as the Cardinals actually have a track record of success (relative success, albeit) against the Dodgers lefty.
Clayton Kershaw hasn't spent the past year dwelling on his loss to the Cardinals in Game 6 of last season's National League Championship Series. He had all winter to do that, and then he turned in a season for the ages. But Kershaw is ready to get back on a postseason mound for the first time since that NLCS defeat.
When they oppose each other in Friday's National League Division Series opener, Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals and Jake Peavy of the Giants are too competitive to leave each other little notes underneath the rosin bag by the pitcher's mound. But it's possible to imagine them doing so.
It's a rematch of last year's grueling National League Championship Series. It's a pitchers' duel for the ages, with the two starters, Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright, a safe bet to finish in the top three, if not the top two, of this year's NL Cy Young Award voting. It's two legendary franchises: the Cardinals vs. the Dodgers. It's the NL Division Series, and it begins in Dodger Stadium on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.