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Pittsburgh Pirates Bringing 3 Catchers, San Francisco Giants Extend Bullpen For Wild Card Game

San Francisco placed 10 pitchers on the one-game roster, including Jake Peavy, who would be available if starter Madison Bumgarner...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 9:  Edison Volquez #36 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on September 9, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Pirates’ Volquez Looks To Continue Revival Against Giants

Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch. During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team’s training facility in Florida, the talented but [...]

Deuce as Robert Horry after "The Shot"???? Even I think this is over the line. And brilliant.

Carmichael Dave: Yes, #BlameDeuce

  I love Deuce Mason. If you’re not familiar with him, tune in 12-3 Monday thru Friday on Ye Olde Sporty 1140. I first met Deuce on a Kings message board. He was 15, or [...]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30:  The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 9 to 8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of their American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Speed Kills: Royals Run Past A’s Into ALDS With Walkoff Win

Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld collided in midair on the warning track with neither coming up with the ball. That allowed the Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer to leg out a triple and eventually score the game-tying run

Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images

A Look Inside An A’s Fan’s Mind

By Matt Furtado/KHTK Sports 1140 Tonight is the start of Major League Baseball’s postseason…and the Oakland Athletics made it! Barely. It’s a huge game for the players, Manager Bob Melvin, General Manager Billy Beane and [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates the wild card playoff birth after they defeated the San Diego Padres 9-8 at AT&T Park on September 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

For Giants, Facing Playoff Elimination Is Nothing New

Just rewind two Octobers ago, when the Giants overcame six elimination games on the way to their second World Series championship in three years.

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester #31 (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Wild-Card Playoff With Kansas City Royals Will Be Battle Of Bold Trades

For the Royals, it’s “Big Game James” – James Shields, the centerpiece of a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays that finally pushed the long-downtrodden franchise into the postseason for the first time in 29 years. For the A’s, it’s Jon Lester – the postseason star of the Red Sox last season who was acquired by Oakland at the trading deadline just for this moment.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Oakland Athletics celebrates with champagne on after securing a playoff spot beating the Texas Rangers 4-0 at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

PICS: Oakland A’s Celebrate Wild Card Clinch

The Oakland Athletics clinch their third consecutive playoff berth after Sunday’s win in Arlington. Check out the images of the team finally being able to celebrate after game 162.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants scores run number nine against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  The Giants won 9-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Giants Beat Padres 9-3, Gear Up For Wild Card Game

At the end of a long and sporadic regular season for the San Francisco Giants, Hunter Penceheld the microphone to his mouth and gave fans at AT&T Park a pep talk. The right fielder, whose [...]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28:  Manager Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics celebrates in the locker room after advancing to the MLB playoffs at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A’s Clinch AL Wild Card With 4-0 Win At Texas

The Oakland Athletics finally clinched their third consecutive playoff berth — on the last day of the regular season after a prolonged slump.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants hits a bases loaded two-run double against the San Diego Padres in the bottom of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on September 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 3-1. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Crawford’s Single Lifts Giants Past Padres 3-1

Eric Stults finished the season the way he wanted to, even if the San Diego Padres failed to back the left-hander with enough run support. The results were painfully familiar. Stults allowed one run and [...]

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 9:  Edison Volquez #36 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on September 9, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Pirates’ Volquez Looks To Continue Revival Against Giants

Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch. During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team’s training facility in Florida, the talented but [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates the wild card playoff birth after they defeated the San Diego Padres 9-8 at AT&T Park on September 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

For Giants, Facing Playoff Elimination Is Nothing New

Just rewind two Octobers ago, when the Giants overcame six elimination games on the way to their second World Series championship in three years.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants scores run number nine against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  The Giants won 9-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Giants Beat Padres 9-3, Gear Up For Wild Card Game

At the end of a long and sporadic regular season for the San Francisco Giants, Hunter Penceheld the microphone to his mouth and gave fans at AT&T Park a pep talk. The right fielder, whose [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants hits a bases loaded two-run double against the San Diego Padres in the bottom of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on September 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 3-1. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Crawford’s Single Lifts Giants Past Padres 3-1

Eric Stults finished the season the way he wanted to, even if the San Diego Padres failed to back the left-hander with enough run support. The results were painfully familiar. Stults allowed one run and [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Seth Smith #12 of the San Diego Padres scores, beating the throw to catcher Andrew Susac #34 of the San Francisco Giants in the top of the six inning at AT&T Park on September 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Start Postseason On Road After Loss To Padres

If the Giants are going to make a serious run at winning a third World Series title in five years, they’ll have to do it starting on the road. That’s perfectly fine with manager Bruce [...]

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Deuce as Robert Horry after "The Shot"???? Even I think this is over the line. And brilliant.

Carmichael Dave: Yes, #BlameDeuce

  I love Deuce Mason. If you’re not familiar with him, tune in 12-3 Monday thru Friday on Ye Olde Sporty 1140. I first met Deuce on a Kings message board. He was 15, or [...]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30:  The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 9 to 8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of their American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Speed Kills: Royals Run Past A’s Into ALDS With Walkoff Win

Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld collided in midair on the warning track with neither coming up with the ball. That allowed the Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer to leg out a triple and eventually score the game-tying run

Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images

A Look Inside An A’s Fan’s Mind

By Matt Furtado/KHTK Sports 1140 Tonight is the start of Major League Baseball’s postseason…and the Oakland Athletics made it! Barely. It’s a huge game for the players, Manager Bob Melvin, General Manager Billy Beane and [...]

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester #31 (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Wild-Card Playoff With Kansas City Royals Will Be Battle Of Bold Trades

For the Royals, it’s “Big Game James” – James Shields, the centerpiece of a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays that finally pushed the long-downtrodden franchise into the postseason for the first time in 29 years. For the A’s, it’s Jon Lester – the postseason star of the Red Sox last season who was acquired by Oakland at the trading deadline just for this moment.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Oakland Athletics celebrates with champagne on after securing a playoff spot beating the Texas Rangers 4-0 at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

PICS: Oakland A’s Celebrate Wild Card Clinch

The Oakland Athletics clinch their third consecutive playoff berth after Sunday’s win in Arlington. Check out the images of the team finally being able to celebrate after game 162.