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

Jose Ramirez’s 2-run homer sends Guardians past Rays in AL opener

CLEVELAND — When the Cleveland Guardians needed a response, after Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead in Game 1 of their AL Wild Card Series on Friday, it came as no surprise that All-Star third baseman Jose Ramirez would be the guy to come through. He’s done it all year. “He’s inevitable,” winning pitcher Shane … 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

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

Tampa Bay Rays use all-Latin American starting lineup on Roberto Clemente Day

TORONTO — The Tampa Bay Rays started an unprecedented nine Latin American players in their lineup Thursday on Roberto Clemente Day, going on to rout the Toronto Blue Jays 11-0. Clemente, the late Hall of Fame outfielder from Puerto Rico, was a two-time World Series winner and National League MVP who played 18 seasons with … Read more

Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 23, hits 100th career home run, will give ball to father

TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 100th home run at age 23, becoming the 10th-youngest player in MLB history to reach the mark, and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Wednesday night to ensure winning a rare five-game series against a wild-card rival. Toronto (81-62) has won three of … Read more

Clinching scenarios, bracket and schedule

There are still weeks left to go in the 2022 MLB regular season, but a few teams — mainly the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers — are already looking toward October. The Dodgers, along with the Houston Astros, New York Mets, and Atlanta Braves, to name a few teams, are on track to secure a postseason … Read more

Veteran pitcher Edwin Jackson announces retirement after 17 seasons, record 14 MLB teams

Edwin Jackson says 14 teams will be it. The well-traveled pitcher, who spent 17 seasons in the majors, announced his retirement on Instagram on Friday — his 39th birthday and the 19th anniversary of his big league debut. Jackson played for a record 14 clubs, most recently in 2019 with the Toronto Blue Jays and … Read more

Tampa Bay Rays star SS Wander Franco back in lineup after two months on IL

Tampa Bay Rays star shortstop Wander Franco was reinstated from the injured list on Friday and will bat second in the first game of a pivotal series against the New York Yankees. Franco went on the injured list July 10 with a right hamate bone injury that required surgery. He also missed 23 games earlier … Read more