playoff games

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.
For All Their Slugging, Twins-Yankees Came Down to Pitching

For All Their Slugging, Twins-Yankees Came Down to Pitching

The teams combined to hit 613 home runs in the regular season, but the Twins’ relievers failed in key spots during their division series.
Twins Don’t Know What Hit Them. (Hint: It Was the Yankees Again.)

Twins Don’t Know What Hit Them. (Hint: It Was the Yankees Again.)

Minnesota improved from 59 wins three years ago to 101 this year. It wasn’t enough.
Twins Don’t Know What Hit Them. (Hint: It Was the Yankees Again.)

Twins Don’t Know What Hit Them. (Hint: It Was the Yankees Again.)

Minnesota improved from 59 wins three years ago to 101 this year. It wasn’t enough.
Ryan Zimmerman and Max Scherzer Lift Nationals Past Dodgers

Ryan Zimmerman and Max Scherzer Lift Nationals Past Dodgers

The teams will return to Dodger Stadium to decide their division series after Zimmerman hit a three-run homer and Scherzer delivered a strong seven innings.
Ryan Zimmerman and Max Scherzer Lift Nationals Past Dodgers

Ryan Zimmerman and Max Scherzer Lift Nationals Past Dodgers

The teams will return to Dodger Stadium to decide their division series after Zimmerman hit a three-run homer and Scherzer delivered a strong seven innings.
How the Yankees Won Game 3 to Sweep the Twins

How the Yankees Won Game 3 to Sweep the Twins

The Yankees continued their postseason dominance of Minnesota, clinching their series with a win in Minneapolis and advancing to the American League Championship Series.
How the Yankees Won Game 3 to Sweep the Twins

How the Yankees Won Game 3 to Sweep the Twins

The Yankees continued their postseason dominance of Minnesota, clinching their series with a win in Minneapolis and advancing to the American League Championship Series.
Cardinals Even Series With Braves Behind Another Late Rally

Cardinals Even Series With Braves Behind Another Late Rally

Six outs from being eliminated, St. Louis tied Monday’s game and then won in the 10th inning, pushing Atlanta to a deciding Game 5 on Wednesday.
Rays Top the Astros and, for Once, Fill Their Stadium

Rays Top the Astros and, for Once, Fill Their Stadium

Tampa Bay has struggled to pack Tropicana Stadium despite success on the field, but their first home postseason game in six years drew a lively crowd.
2 Outs? 2 Strikes? No Problem for Dodgers

2 Outs? 2 Strikes? No Problem for Dodgers

The Dodgers seized Game 3 of their series with the Nationals by scoring seven times in the sixth.
After Three Starts, Yankees’ Luis Severino Says, ‘I Am My Best’

After Three Starts, Yankees’ Luis Severino Says, ‘I Am My Best’

A shoulder injury kept the former staff ace out for nearly all of 2019, but he can help close out the division series against the Twins on Monday night.
The Twist in a Yankees-Astros A.L.C.S. Rematch? Houston Is Even Better This Time

The Twist in a Yankees-Astros A.L.C.S. Rematch? Houston Is Even Better This Time

Both teams are cruising past opponents toward a rematch of the 2017 league championship series the Astros won on their way to their first World Series win.
The Twist in a Yankees-Astros A.L.C.S. Rematch? Houston Is Even Better This Time

The Twist in a Yankees-Astros A.L.C.S. Rematch? Houston Is Even Better This Time

Both teams are cruising past opponents toward a rematch of the 2017 league championship series the Astros won on their way to their first World Series win.
A.L.D.S. Game 2: How the Yankees Beat the Twins

A.L.D.S. Game 2: How the Yankees Beat the Twins

Didi Gregorius broke out of his slump with a grand slam and Masahiro Tanaka was dominant on the mound as the Yankees cruised to a two-games-to-none lead in the A.L.D.S.
A.L.D.S. Game 2: How the Yankees Beat the Twins

A.L.D.S. Game 2: How the Yankees Beat the Twins

Didi Gregorius broke out of his slump with a grand slam and Masahiro Tanaka was dominant on the mound as the Yankees cruised to a two-games-to-none lead in the A.L.D.S.

Max Scherzer Stifles the Dodgers in a Rare Relief Outing

The Nationals treated Game 2 of their National League division series as a must-win, calling on their 35-year-old starter to pitch out of the bullpen and help tie the series.
How the Yankees Won Game 1 of the A.L.D.S.

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

The Yankees open their 2019 postseason with a comfortable win over the A.L. Central champion Minnesota Twins.