Playoff Pinch Hits: Pitching Matchup Favors Giants In Game 5The Giants rolled over the Royals in World Series Game 4. A Bumgarner-Shields pitching matchup in Game 5 points to another Giants win.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Hard To Beat After World Series Game 1 WinThe San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For RoyalsThe Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is SetThe Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
Playoff Pinch Hits: It's Do Or Die For Tigers And Angels On SundayThe Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two UnderdogsThe Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.
Late Rally Falls Short As Hamels, Phillies Are Topped By Royals 9-8 The Kansas City Royals held on for a 9-8 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Matt Moore Must Step Up In Rays RotationComing into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
Thome Homerun Lifts Phillies Over The Rays 7-6Pinch-hitter Jim Thome hit a home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Saturday after Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save in 18 chances this season.
Rain Postpones Phils' Opener; Twin Bill Set For SundayAfter rainout, Phillies and Rays will play a day-night, split-admission doubleheader on Sunday, with the first game starting at 1:05 p.m. and the second at 6:35 p.m.