Hall of Fame reliever, Cy Young winner Bruce Sutter dies

When Bruce Sutter began experimenting with the split-fingered fastball, he wasn’t looking for a path to Cooperstown. He was just hoping to save his career. “I wouldn’t be here without that pitch,” Sutter said shortly before his Hall of Fame induction in 2006. “My other stuff was A-ball, Double-A at best. The split-finger made it … Read more

Phillies upset Cardinals to reach first NLDS since 2011

ST. LOUIS — Bryce Harper arrived at Busch Stadium early Saturday afternoon with a message for all of his Philadelphia Phillies teammates. He wanted them to know that this — the St. Louis Cardinals‘ magical season, the historic careers of Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina and, more specifically, the first-round wild-card series — would end … Read more

MLB Wild Card Series Day 2

MLB’s first-ever wild-card series weekend is in full swing. And as many as four teams could be sent packing today. As the playoff field expands to 12 teams for the 2022 postseason, four best-of-three series will determine which teams will advance to the ALDS (against either the Houston Astros or the New York Yankees) and … Read more

Phillies stun Cardinals with wild 9th-inning rally to open wild card

ST. LOUIS — Jean Segura‘s career spanned 11 seasons and 1,328 games before he finally reached the postseason, the longest active streak in the major leagues. On the morning of his first playoff game, the Philadelphia Phillies‘ second baseman barely slept. He awoke at 7 a.m. “with adrenaline in my body.” Friday wore on, and … 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

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hits 703rd career home run

PITTSBURGH — Albert Pujols hit his 703rd career home run Monday night. The 42-year-old slugger connected for the St. Louis Cardinals off Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Mitch Keller, pulling a two-run shot into the left-field stands to snap a scoreless tie in the sixth inning of the Cards’ eventual 3-2 loss. It was Pujols’ 35th career … Read more

Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 702 in final regular-season home game for St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 702nd career homer in the third inning of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pujols drove a 0-1 pitch from Roansy Contreras deep to center for a solo shot. The 42-year-old Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) … Read more

St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols smashes 701st career home run vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium, his 22nd homer of the season. The solo drive in the … 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