Tim Kurkjian shares the behind-the-scenes stories of some of the wildest games, moments and characters in MLB postseason history. This week: the 2010s.
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On the field and in the stands, how players and others react to MLB's newly juiceless baseballs off the bat tells a story.
'The sound of fear': Thirty years ago, the Loma Prieta earthquake shook the World Series -- and the world
Game 3 of the 1989 World Series was minutes away when tragedy struck the Bay Area. For the players, writers and fans at Candlestick Park that day -- particularly A's ace Dave Stewart -- it was a life-altering event.
San Francisco Giants catching prospect Joey Bart fractured his right thumb when hit by a pitch while playing in the Arizona Fall League.
Here's what you need to know about which managers have been fired, how appealing the vacancies are and how the searches are going.
Giants general manager Farhan Zaidi said interviewing bench coach Hensley Meulens and third base coach Ron Wotus would be "step one" as they seek to replace retired manager Bruce Bochy.
Bruce Bochy's retirement and Madison Bumgarner's possible departure might just be the beginning in an offseason of change for the Giants.
The Astros, Yankees and Dodgers clearly were up to the task all season, but which teams were pleasant surprises and which ones disappointed?
Bruce Bochy bid an emotional farewell following 2 1/2 decades in what is certainly Hall of Fame managerial career, finishing with a 9-0 defeat to the mighty Dodgers on his last day Sunday.
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven sharp innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers posted their 105th win to match the highest total in franchise history, beating the San Francisco Giants 2-0 Saturday for their sixth straight victory.
Cody Bellinger hit his 47th homer, Walker Buehler pitched five solid innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 9-2 on Friday night.
Tyler Beede struck out seven in 3 1/3 hitless innings before leaving due to an injury, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3 on Thursday.
Jaylin Davis hit his first career home run to end it with one out in the ninth, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Wednesday night.
The Rockies and Giants combined to use a major league-record 25 pitchers, and Colorado finished off San Francisco 8-5 early Wednesday morning when Charlie Blackmon hit a three-run homer in the 16th inning.
Before Giants manager Bruce Bochy tells some of his favorite stories from his legendary career (29:25), Buster speaks with Dave Schoenfield about Ned Yost's retirement, Tampa's resiliency, Yadier Molina's Hall of Fame case and more (10:48). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (43:07).
Teams such as the A's, Rays and Nationals are about to earn an invitation to October, but credit these players for getting them there.
This is it! Here's how to enjoy -- or sweat out -- the race to the finish line for the teams still in the running and players pursuing hardware.
Rookie Logan Webb allowed only two hits and one run in six innings, Evan Longoria drove in two runs with two hits and the San Francisco Giants beat Dallas Keuchel and the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Sunday.
Max Fried strengthened his case for a spot in Atlanta's postseason rotation by throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings, Francisco Cervilli and Adam Duvall hit two-run homers and the Braves rolled to an 8-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
One year ago, just winning the National League East was enough for the rebuilding Atlanta Braves. "The goal now is the big prize," manager Brian Snitker said.
The Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuna Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's final year as manager.
Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 10 over six innings of two-hit ball, and Xander Bogaerts had a pair of RBI singles on Thursday to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Before an open and honest interview with former MLB pitcher Barry Zito (33:14), Buster talks to Tyler Kepner of The New York Times about Bruce Bochy's 2000th win, an emotional night for the Yastrzemski family and Giancarlo Stanton's return to the Yankees (14:44). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (28:18).