MLB division series Sunday: Highlights, scores, takeaways

Three matchups in the division series round of the 2022 MLB playoffs ended Saturday, but one game remains on Sunday — and one of baseball’s most historic franchises is playing for its season. The New York Yankees have a must-win American League Division Series Game 4 against the Cleveland Guardians, who won on a walk-off … Read more

How Juan Soto, Josh Hader and more helped the Padres finally beat the Dodgers

SAN DIEGO — The players came together to form a haphazard circle in the middle of the San Diego Padres‘ clubhouse, at times bouncing to hip-hop and spraying champagne in unison. Peter Seidler, the owner, stood off to the side, close enough to witness the madness but far enough to be spared from it. Ten … Read more

Padres eliminate Dodgers, advance to NLCS for 1st time since 1998

SAN DIEGO — Jake Cronenworth hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Saturday night to advance to the NL Championship Series for the first time since 1998. The Padres stunned the 111-win Dodgers with a five-run seventh to … Read more

MLB division series Saturday: Highlights, scores, takeaways

Eight teams started Saturday still in the 2022 postseason. After today’s league division series games, that number could be cut nearly in half. The Philadelphia Phillies eliminated the Atlanta Braves with an 8-3 NLDS Game 4 victory that had Philly’s Citizens Bank Park rocking. Next, the Seattle Mariners play their first home playoff game in … Read more

Lack of timely hitting has Dodgers facing early playoff exit vs. Padres

SAN DIEGO — Time after time, the Los Angeles Dodgers have put themselves in premium run-scoring opportunities and failed to capitalize. An 0-for-8 showing with runners in scoring position in Wednesday’s Game 2 of the National League Division Series was followed by an 0-for-9 showing in Friday’s Game 3. Their hitless streak in those situations … Read more

MLB division series Day 1

We’re down to eight teams in the 2022 postseason after four were eliminated this past weekend in MLB’s first-ever wild-card series weekend. Now it’s on to the league division series: four series, best-of-five, first team to win three advances. The Philadelphia Phillies beat the defending champion Atlanta Braves in the first game of the division … Read more

2022 MLB playoff preview — World Series odds, matchup keys

The 2022 MLB playoffs are here — and for the first time there are 12 teams battling for World Series glory. With an extra round to begin the postseason and the possibility that this year’s Fall Classic extends to a Game 7 on Nov. 5, it will be a very short October stay for some … Read more

MLB playoff field is set! Why 2022 postseason could be best ever

AP Photo/Hakim Wright The regular season is officially in the books (OK, maybe there is still a game or two trickling slowly to its finish as you read this) and the 2022 MLB playoffs are set to start Friday — and this year’s postseason could be epic. In addition to a new format that features … Read more

Mets’ Jeff McNeil wins NL batting title while sitting on bench in finale

NEW YORK — Jeff McNeil stayed on top without taking a swing. Nursing a four-point lead in the big league batting race, McNeil was not in the New York Mets‘ lineup Wednesday for their regular-season finale against Washington. He only played defense after entering late and finished with the highest average in the majors — … Read more

Where every team stands before playoffs

With the 2022 regular season wrapping up in seven days, for the most part, all eyes are on the playoffs. The 18 clubs who are done following their final game are looking towards the offseason; however, six wild-card contenders continue to battle for the final five spots, while the top seven teams in the majors … Read more