Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will miss spring training and probably the start of the 2014 Major League Baseball regular season after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee.
Justin Verlander pitched Detroit to victory in a decisive Game 5 in Oakland for the second consecutive year, sending the Tigers to Boston for a showdown with the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series.
Juan Uribe’s two-run homer in the eighth inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to the National League Championship Series with a 4-3 victory that eliminated the Atlanta Braves from the Major League Baseball playoffs.
Carlos Beltran knocked in the winning run in the 13th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opening game of the National League Championship Series.
Jose Lobaton hit a game-ending home run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from three runs down to defeat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 and stay alive in their American League division playoff series.
Sonny Gray pitched eight scoreless innings as the Oakland Athletics evened their best-of-five American League division series with the Detroit Tigers at one game apiece, while the Boston Red Sox took a two-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays.