playoff games

Read the Polls. Debate Them. Definitely Don’t Count on Them.

Read the Polls. Debate Them. Definitely Don’t Count on Them.

The first College Football Playoff ranking is still three weeks away. Players and coaches say the other polls are intriguing, but mostly potentially season-crippling distractions.
Read the Polls. Debate Them. Definitely Don’t Count on Them.

Read the Polls. Debate Them. Definitely Don’t Count on Them.

The first College Football Playoff ranking is still three weeks away. Players and coaches say the other polls are intriguing, but mostly potentially season-crippling distractions.
Astros Beat Yankees as Bullpen Battle Ends With One Swing

Astros Beat Yankees as Bullpen Battle Ends With One Swing

Houston evened the A.L.C.S. when Carlos Correa’s home run in the 11th ended a long battle between two bullpens.
Astros Beat Yankees as Bullpen Battle Ends With One Swing

Astros Beat Yankees as Bullpen Battle Ends With One Swing

Houston evened the A.L.C.S. when Carlos Correa’s home run in the 11th ended a long battle between two bullpens.
Cardinals’ Hit or Miss Offense Is Missing Again

Cardinals’ Hit or Miss Offense Is Missing Again

St. Louis heads to Washington after scoring a total of one run on four hits in the first two games of the N.L. Championship Series.
Cardinals’ Hit or Miss Offense Is Missing Again

Cardinals’ Hit or Miss Offense Is Missing Again

St. Louis heads to Washington after scoring a total of one run on four hits in the first two games of the N.L. Championship Series.
Nationals Pitching Puts an Old-School Tactic on the Cutting Edge

Nationals Pitching Puts an Old-School Tactic on the Cutting Edge

Washington, now 2-0 against St. Louis in the N.L.C.S., has shown that durable starters can still be a reliable route to winning in October.
How the Yankees Won Game 1 of the A.L.C.S.

How the Yankees Won Game 1 of the A.L.C.S.

Gleyber Torres drove in five runs to lead the Yankees to an easy win over the Astros, while Masahiro Tanaka continued his pitching brilliance in the postseason.
How the Yankees Won Game 1 of the A.L.C.S.

How the Yankees Won Game 1 of the A.L.C.S.

Gleyber Torres drove in five runs to lead the Yankees to an easy win over the Astros, while Masahiro Tanaka continued his pitching brilliance in the postseason.
Real or Imagined, Baseball Spying Causes Angst in the Playoffs

Real or Imagined, Baseball Spying Causes Angst in the Playoffs

There will always be suspicions when one team seems to know too much about what the other has planned.
For Nationals, an Old Tactic Proves a Good One

For Nationals, an Old Tactic Proves a Good One

The deep pitching lineup of Washington, now 2-0 in the N.L.C.S. over St. Louis, has shown that durable starters can still be a reliable route to winning in October.
The Inevitable Cardinals Meet the Suddenly Clutch Nationals

The Inevitable Cardinals Meet the Suddenly Clutch Nationals

St. Louis is playing in its 10th N.L.C.S. in the last 20 seasons. Washington, playing in its first ever, took a 2-0 victory in Game 1.
Astros Oust the Rays and Earn Another A.L.C.S. With the Yankees

Astros Oust the Rays and Earn Another A.L.C.S. With the Yankees

Houston needed all five games of its division series against Tampa Bay to seal a showdown with the Yankees for the pennant.
Astros Oust the Rays and Earn Another A.L.C.S. With the Yankees

Astros Oust the Rays and Earn Another A.L.C.S. With the Yankees

Houston needed all five games of its division series against Tampa Bay to seal a showdown with the Yankees for the pennant.
Cardinals Crush Braves to Reach the N.L.C.S.

Cardinals Crush Braves to Reach the N.L.C.S.

In Game 5 of their division series, the Cardinals scored 10 runs in the first inning, a postseason record, and now will play for a pennant.
October Ghosts Come Early for Dodgers

October Ghosts Come Early for Dodgers

The Nationals seized Game 5, leaving the Dodgers dazed and discouraged.
October Ghosts Come Early for Dodgers

October Ghosts Come Early for Dodgers

The Nationals seized Game 5, leaving the Dodgers dazed and discouraged.
Cardinals Crush Braves to Reach the N.L.C.S.

Cardinals Crush Braves to Reach the N.L.C.S.

In Game 5 of their division series, the Cardinals scored 10 runs in the first inning, a postseason record, and now will play for a pennant.
Braves Pivot from ‘Tomahawk Chop’ Chant After a Cardinal's Criticism

Braves Pivot from ‘Tomahawk Chop’ Chant After a Cardinal's Criticism

Just days after St. Louis pitcher Ryan Helsley, a member of the Cherokee Nation, spoke out against the chant, Atlanta said it would curb its use during Wednesday’s playoff game.
The Rays Bullpen Their Way Past Justin Verlander and the Astros

The Rays Bullpen Their Way Past Justin Verlander and the Astros

Tampa Bay’s committee of relievers — with help from one starter — outdid the Houston ace, forcing a decisive Game 5 in this division series.