Sam McPherson

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with fans following the Dodgers' 9-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants to win the National League West Division Championship at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: High Payrolls Reign Supreme In National League Playoffs

The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?

10/03/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after hitting the game winning RBI single in the 12th inning against the Oakland Athletics during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four American League Teams Left To Chase World Series

It’s down to the Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels in the American League as the Division Series begin.

10/02/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates doubles to center field to drive in a run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants And Pirates Like It’s 1971 All Over Again?

The Giants and Pirates meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Winner of the National League Wild Card game moves on to the Division Series.

10/01/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.

07/14/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 30: Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with David Ross #3 after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Red Sox Pitching Staff, Real MVPs Of 2013 World Series

John Lackey gives up one run as Boston starters dominate six-game World Series for third Red Sox title in 10 years.

10/31/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Michael Wacha #52 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Wacha Is Key To St. Louis’ Title Hopes In Game 6

Michael Wacha is 4-0 this postseason with a 1.00 ERA, and the St. Louis Cardinals send him to the mound in an elimination Game Six at Fenway Park.

10/30/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28: Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Boston Pitchers Silence St. Louis Bats So Far This Series

After another dominant Red Sox effort on the mound in Game Five, the Cardinals bats will have to wake up if they want to win the title.

10/29/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27: Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammate Mike Napoli #12 after throwing out Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals to win Game Four of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. The Red Sox defeated the Cardinals 4-2. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Baseball Aficionados Rejoice As Red Sox Game 4 Win Ensures Series Will Be Won At Historic Fenway Park

The St. Louis Cardinals would probably have chosen not to return to Fenway Park, but now after a pitching letdown in Game Four, they’ll have no choice – and that’s great for baseball and its fans.

10/28/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 26: Brandon Workman #67 of the Boston Red Sox is removed from the game in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 26, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Boston May Learn Losing Close Ones Is Hard To Overcome In October

Baseball analysts cite win-loss record in close games as a sign. But what does it mean in the postseason?

10/27/2013

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