10/13/2012 | Giants coach Kelly struck by batted ball
The Giants' workout at AT&T Park on Saturday had a frightening interruption when first-base coach Roberto Kelly was hit in the back of the head by a line drive from Buster Posey, who was taking batting practice.
10/13/2012 | Giants' NLCS roster won't include Melky
The Giants are not considering the addition of left fielder Melky Cabrera to the roster for the National League Championship Series against St. Louis, manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday.
10/13/2012 | Bumgarner seeks rebound in NLCS Game 1
The Giants say they have every reason to believe left-hander Madison Bumgarner is on track to set a positive tone in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals on Sunday.
10/13/2012 | Jeter first big leaguer to notch 200 postseason hits
Derek Jeter will remain at 200 career postseason hits until at least next October after a fractured left ankle cost him the remainder of the playoffs on Saturday, hours after he became the first player in baseball history to record 200 postseason hits.
10/13/2012 | Verlander lined up for Game 7 of ALCS
When Tigers manager Jim Leyland says he has never had a better performance in a postseason than Justin Verlander's complete-game four-hitter, it's more than mere flattery.
10/13/2012 | Rookie Kontos a key piece of Giants' bullpen
George Kontos has rewarded the Giants' postseason call by becoming much more than a bullpen afterthought, notching four key scoreless appearances as the first reliever out of the bullpen in the NLDS.
10/13/2012 | Lynn slides back into rotation for Game 1 start
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is in the unique position of being able to turn to Lance Lynn -- who was used out of the bullpen in the NLDS but was 17-5 with a 3.67 ERA in 29 starts during the regular season -- for Game 1 of the NLCS.
10/13/2012 | Whirlwind 24 hours brings Cards to San Francisco
Cardinals players and staff gathered briefly at AT&T Park on Saturday afternoon, but after landing in San Francisco around sunrise, they did not hold an organized on-field workout.
10/13/2012 | Cardinals don't make any roster changes for NLCS
Manager Mike Matheny announced on Saturday that the Cardinals' 25-man roster will remain unchanged as the club moves on to the National League Championship Series against the Giants.
10/13/2012 | Yadi's greatness began while emulating Matheny
Before their careers would so directly intersect, Mike Matheny and Yadier Molina eyed each other with envy.
10/13/2012 | Posey tops expectations to lead Giants
Buster Posey has literally picked himself up off the ground and continued to rise. The San Francisco Giants catcher has ascended to the level of stardom and performance enjoyed by few. Posey essentially gives the Giants a chance to win just by showing up for work.
10/13/2012 | Cards hero Descalso returns home to Bay Area
Hot off his best game as a Major League player, Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso couldn't imagine his good fortune. He marveled at the fact that his club is about to open the NLCS against the Giants only 25 miles north of where he was born.
10/13/2012 | Sandoval a crucial element of Giants' lineup
Just as he was pivotal in the final two steps of the Giants' unprecedented road rebound from the 0-2 NLDS hole, Pablo Sandoval is a key to their hopes for a return to the World Series.
10/13/2012 | Five keys for Giants in NLCS
Five elements the Giants must incorporate into their game to defeat the Cardinals in the NLCS and advance to the World Series.
10/13/2012 | Filling big shoes, Lilliquist effective with Cards
The transition at pitching coach may not have had the same high profile that the other changes on the Cardinals, but there's no doubt that the smooth takeover was crucial in St. Louis getting back to the postseason.
10/13/2012 | Matheny shows risk worth the reward
Mike Matheny and the Cardinals are still wearing their uniforms, playing games that count and in position to defend a World Series championship. Talk about passing the managerial entrance exam.
10/13/2012 | Giants go up against another uncrushable squad
The Giants have company in the "can't-be-killed" department, because that's a quality the NLCS opponent Cardinals share.
10/13/2012 | Extra painful: Yanks lose captain in Game 1 loss
Of all the challenges that the Yankees have confronted and overcome this year, they will now be forced to face their toughest test and perhaps one of their worst nightmares: battling through a postseason without Derek Jeter on their side.
10/13/2012 | Forced to regroup, Tigers claim Game 1 in 12
After the Tigers lost a four-run lead in the ninth, Delmon Young's third RBI hit, a double in the 12th, pulled Detroit back in front, leading to a 6-4 win over the Yankees on Saturday in Game 1 of the ALCS.
10/13/2012 | Orioles appreciate their magical run in 2012
Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter didn't get much into specifics for an Orioles club that returns a core group of young players, as Saturday afternoon was a chance to step back and appreciate everything accomplished in 2012.
10/13/2012 | Divison Series reflection of competitive season
A telling scene played out around a small television set at a barbecue restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., this week during the final few innings of Giants-Reds Game 5.
10/13/2012 | Showalter says his contract with O's is not an issue
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said his contract status is a "non-issue" and he praised managing partner Peter Angelos Saturday morning for making the commitment to hire him in-season in 2010 in the first place.
10/13/2012 | Embrace the greatness of LCS players, teams
From individual stars like Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia to amazing teams like the Cardinals and Giants, the League Championship Series promise to be classic confrontations.
10/13/2012 | Astros mourn the passing of Corporan's son
The 16-month-old son of Astros catcher Carlos Corporan died on Friday after a lifelong battle with heart problems.
10/13/2012 | Report of K-Rod domestic dispute surfaces
The Brewers are aware of a legal situation involving soon-to-be free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez, who was arrested in September in suburban Milwaukee for domestic violence, but so far has not been charged.
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