playoff games

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.
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.
How the Yankees Became Baseball’s Hardest-Hitting Team

How the Yankees Became Baseball’s Hardest-Hitting Team

They missed several of their top batters for much of the season, but still sent balls flying faster than any team in the majors. It wasn’t an accident.
How a Midseason Revelation Revived James Paxton’s Season

How a Midseason Revelation Revived James Paxton’s Season

Paxton, the Yankees’ starter for their postseason opener on Friday, was struggling until the team’s brain trust delivered a message: Stop using your fastball so much.
Dodgers Cruise Past the Nationals in Game 1

Dodgers Cruise Past the Nationals in Game 1

The Nationals made several mistakes that helped the Dodgers win the opener of their division series.
Cardinals Ride Big Ninth Inning to Series-Opening Victory

Cardinals Ride Big Ninth Inning to Series-Opening Victory

Game 1 of this division series was tied, 3-3, in the ninth, but things got wild from there, extending Atlanta’s run of postseason futility.
Rays’ Victory Sets Stage for a Pitchers’ Duel in Playoffs

Rays’ Victory Sets Stage for a Pitchers’ Duel in Playoffs

The victory earned the Rays a trip to Houston’s Minute Maid Park, where the mighty Astros await in an American League division series that starts Friday afternoon.
Rays’ Victory Sets Stage for a Pitchers’ Duel in Playoffs

Rays’ Victory Sets Stage for a Pitchers’ Duel in Playoffs

The victory earned the Rays a trip to Houston’s Minute Maid Park, where the mighty Astros await in an American League division series that starts Friday afternoon.
Clayton Kershaw Steps Beyond Sandy Koufax’s Footprints

Clayton Kershaw Steps Beyond Sandy Koufax’s Footprints

Kershaw has long been compared to Koufax, but he is still evolving at age 31, older than the elder Hall of Famer was when he retired.
The Braves, the Cardinals and an Infamous Infield Fly: An Oral History

The Braves, the Cardinals and an Infamous Infield Fly: An Oral History

The last time the Braves and the Cardinals faced off in the postseason, a seemingly routine pop-up transformed Turner Field into a caldron of rage and confusion.
The Braves, the Cardinals and an Infamous Infield Fly: An Oral History

The Braves, the Cardinals and an Infamous Infield Fly: An Oral History

The last time the Braves and the Cardinals faced off in the postseason, a seemingly routine pop-up transformed Turner Field into a caldron of rage and confusion.
Clayton Kershaw Steps Beyond Sandy Koufax’s Footprints

Clayton Kershaw Steps Beyond Sandy Koufax’s Footprints

Kershaw has long been compared to Koufax, but he is still evolving at age 31, older than the elder Hall of Famer was when he retired.
Nationals Advance at Last. Now They Seek a Crowning Achievement.

Nationals Advance at Last. Now They Seek a Crowning Achievement.

Even after Bryce Harper’s departure, Washington was left with a fearsome rotation and potent sluggers. After their wild card win on Tuesday, will the Nationals finally advance to a championship
M.L.B.’s Juggernauts Set to Clash After a Season of Extraordinary Numbers

M.L.B.’s Juggernauts Set to Clash After a Season of Extraordinary Numbers

Four teams recorded at least 100 victories for the first time in M.L.B. history, and four more had at least 100 losses for just the second time.
M.L.B.’s Juggernauts Set to Clash After a Season of Extraordinary Numbers

M.L.B.’s Juggernauts Set to Clash After a Season of Extraordinary Numbers

Four teams recorded at least 100 victories for the first time in M.L.B. history, and four more had at least 100 losses for just the second time.
In the W.N.B.A. Finals, a Battle of True Believers

In the W.N.B.A. Finals, a Battle of True Believers

The Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun share a goal — a championship — and a power source to get there: unabashed confidence.
In the W.N.B.A. Finals, a Battle of True Believers

In the W.N.B.A. Finals, a Battle of True Believers

The Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun share a goal — a championship — and a power source to get there: unabashed confidence.
W.N.B.A. Playoffs: Mystics Defeat Aces to Return to the Finals

W.N.B.A. Playoffs: Mystics Defeat Aces to Return to the Finals

Washington, which was swept by the Seattle Storm in the finals last year, will meet the Connecticut Sun in Game 1 Sunday.
W.N.B.A. Playoffs: Sun Rout Sparks, and Mystics Beat Aces

W.N.B.A. Playoffs: Sun Rout Sparks, and Mystics Beat Aces

Connecticut and Washington each took a two-games-to-none lead in the W.N.B.A. semifinals.
Cody Bellinger Spins Disappointment Into an M.V.P. Candidacy

Cody Bellinger Spins Disappointment Into an M.V.P. Candidacy

The Dodgers benched Bellinger for five of their 16 postseason games last year. He has since made himself indispensable, even against lefties.