ST. LOUIS (AP) - Barry Zito pitched the San Francisco Giants back into the NL championship series, dominating into the eighth inning of a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night that narrowed their deficit to 3-2.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Carpenter always tries to stay ready, keeping an assortment of gloves nearby. That's his job.
DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander and Detroit's stellar starters are on quite a roll - no matter who is in the opposing lineup.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - It took a quarterback of Peyton Manning's caliber to pull off this kind of comeback.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sight of Marco Scutaro on the ground in pain after getting flattened by Matt Holliday's hard takeout was just the spark the San Francisco Giants needed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ahead by a lot or behind by a bunch, these St. Louis Cardinals are winning every which way.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Detroit Tigers got a big boost from Anibal Sanchez's arm. They got a helping hand from an umpire, too.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees lost the AL championship series opener and their captain when Derek Jeter broke his left ankle moments after Detroit's Delmon Young doubled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, giving the Tigers a 6-4 win Saturday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Doesn't matter how bad things look for the St. Louis Cardinals. Trailing by a bunch, down to their last strike, they simply stay calm and do what it takes to win.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees-Orioles. Playoffs. Disputed home run to right field. Yankees win.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The familiar showdown had a new twist - Peyton Manning in a Denver Broncos uniform. It ended as it usually does with Tom Brady winning the matchup of marquee quarterbacks.
DETROIT (AP) - A dropped fly, two wild pitches and a little smooch for the baseball by a relieved reliever.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Phillips still sees the highlights of his weak grounder for the final out in Roy Halladay's no-hitter of the Cincinnati Reds in an embarrassing playoff opener two years ago.
BERKELEY (AP) - California quarterback Zach Maynard made a bad read on his first pass attempt when he tried to squeeze a pass into double coverage and it ended in an interception.
DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander threw a fastball that caught a bit too much of the plate, allowing Oakland's Coco Crisp to lead off the game with a stunning home run.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Staying home was important to Jordan Farmar, so he moved from the Lakers to the Clippers as the backup to Chris Paul.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - All-Star center fielder Mike Trout had a three-run homer among his four hits for the fast-starting Los Angeles Angels in a 15-6 victory over the freefalling Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a stadium parking lot beating won his negligence suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, with a jury awarding about $18 million but dividing responsibility among the club and the two men who beat him.
DETROIT (AP) - When Max Scherzer is on the mound, the Detroit Tigers have a chance to win pretty much any game - even without their top two sluggers.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - R.A. Dickey scattered four hits over seven innings for his first victory in over a month, Jose Reyes homered and drove in three runs and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a season-worst five-game skid Tuesday night with a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.
DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander settled down after a terrible first inning and the Detroit Tigers rallied in emphatic fashion for a 14-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols, Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar each had run-scoring hits in the fifth inning and five relievers helped fill in for an injured Jered Weaver, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
DENVER (AP) - Matt Kemp and Josh Beckett made sure the Los Angeles Dodgers had plenty to celebrate heading into their showdown with the Detroit Tigers.
Both Los Angeles baseball teams will have at least one starter in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, after the league announces its All-Star rosters on Sunday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - There was a lot of grumbling in the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse following Garrett Richards' latest strong performance.
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.
DENVER (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa sweated almost as much watching the Colorado bullpen preserve the win as he did earning it.