Matt Harvey pitched five scoreless innings before giving up five runs as the New York Mets lost 5-3 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in their rain-delayed Major League Baseball contest.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson were among eight suspended by Major League Baseball after a fight between the teams June 11.
The Texas Rangers held on to a big lead this time against the Yankees, sending the American League Championship Series to New York with the teams tied 1-1.
The New York Yankees are on the brink of elimination from the American League Championship Series, and probably will be missing one of their top players as they try to overcome a 3-1 deficit to the Texas Rangers.
Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira combined to drive in 12 runs, sparking the New York Yankees to overcome a nine-run deficit and hand a fifth straight loss to the Boston Red Sox 15-9.
Mitch Moreland ’s first career home run against a left-handed pitcher helped the Texas Rangers to their first-ever win in a World Series game.
The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers made home field a disadvantage, winning their first two playoff games on the road and leaving the Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays on the brink of elimination.
The San Francisco Giants’ group of “castoffs and misfits” heads to the World Series against the Texas Rangers after ending the Philadelphia Phillies’ two-year reign as National League champions.
The year of the pitcher has turned into the postseason of the underdog, which may benefit the San Francisco Giants as they seek a first World Series title since 1954.
The San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 and advance to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2002.
"At the end of the season, the teams that you see go into the playoffs pull out the extra-inning games and win a lot of extra-inning games."
- Cody Ross on Sep 22, 2012