Fed up with his own bat, Hanser Alberto grabbed one belonging to teammate Delino DeShields. Alberto, the seldom-used backup infielder, lined a tiebreaking single to center in the 14th inning, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4…IAN HARRISON (Associated Press)
John Lackey lived up to his reputation as a pitcher who craves the ball in October, helping the St. Louis Cardinals cool off the upstart Chicago Cubs. Lackey outpitched old teammate Jon Lester, allowing two hits into the eighth inning, and rookies…R.B. FALLSTROM (AP Sports Writer)
The Kansas City Royals whipped out the same formula that carried them to last year's World Series to turn back the Houston Astros and tie their AL Division Series at a game apiece. ''Just battling,'' first baseman Eric Hosmer said. The Royals…DAVE SKRETTA (AP Sports Writer)
TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil tore his left calf muscle during Friday's AL Division Series game and might be done for the postseason.
Steven Matz is one of 11 pitchers on the New York Mets' roster for the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team announced its 25-man roster Friday, several hours before Game 1 at Dodger Stadium. Matz has been struggling with…