On the field and in the stands, how players and others react to MLB's newly juiceless baseballs off the bat tells a story.
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The Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to be a "silent assassin" in tonight's Game 4 against Houston, says ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton, who also discusses New York's inability to drive in runs, how poor weather conditions will impact tonight's game, Joe Maddon's fit with the Angels and more (6:39). Sarah Langs also plays "The Numbers Game" (21:34) and Keith Law talks about some of the game's top prospects and how they'll affect the futures of teams like the Rays, Twins, Rangers and Mariners (29:41).
Derek Falvey joined the Twins in October 2016 from Cleveland, where he was the assistant general manager.
Nelson Cruz, who became just the third player in team history to hit 40 home runs, is expected to remain with the Twins for 2020 when they exercise their $12 million option, sources told ESPN.
One bad playoff series against the Yankees can't erase the consistency, resiliency and success displayed by the Twins as they won the AL Central division for the first time since 2010.
Max Scherzer wills himself and the Nationals to a Wednesday Game 5 showdown against the Dodgers, who Buster and Dave Schoenfield say face more pressure to win than any other playoff team (16:34). They also discuss Houston's decision to start Justin Verlander today, Yadier Molina's clutch gene and why they're happy Stephen Strasburg will get the ball tomorrow against Walker Buehler. Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (38:45).
Gleyber Torres got New York going with a second-inning home run, scored on each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, fueling the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over Minnesota on Monday night to finish yet another sweep of the...
The Braves pull off a stunning comeback and the Dodgers shell Patrick Corbin. Buster and Tim Kurkjian recap a wild divisional series weekend by discussing Atlanta's clutch gene, the Yankees' plate discipline, if the Rays can salvage a game against the confident Astros and more (14:22). Plus, ESPN's Alden Gonzalez previews tonight's Dodgers/Nationals Game 4 (34:04) and Todd Radom joins for a playoff-themed "Cap Talk" (42:56).
The slugging shortstop ripped a slump-busting grand slam in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Twins. Yankees great Reggie Jackson says Sir Didi's just getting started.
The Nationals, Cardinals, Twins and Rays could all see their seasons end -- before their home crowds -- on Monday.
The stakes couldn't be higher, with four teams playing for their postseason lives and four hoping to move on to the LCS round.
Crushed by the Yankees and taunted from the cheap seats, Minnesota heads home looking for a way to salvage its postseason.
Twins rookie Randy Dobnak, who drove for Uber to make extra cash while he played in the minors, was tagged by the Yankees during his surprise Game 2 start.
Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a seven-run third inning and the New York Yankees pummeled the Minnesota Twins again, cruising to an 8-2 victory Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series.
Gearing up for a superteam showdown in the ALCS? Houston and New York still have to get through the Rays and Twins first.
A showdown between the greatest home run-hitting teams of all time, this Twins-Yankees ALDS isn't supposed to be about pitching. And Game 1 certainly wasn't.
Twins rookie Randy Dobnak, who made his major league debut in mid-August, will start Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday over veteran righty Jake Odorizzi, the team announced.
DJ LeMahieu homered and drove in four runs, Gleyber Torres broke a tie with a two-run double and the New York Yankees extended their October mastery of the Minnesota Twins with a 10-4 victory Friday night in the AL Division Series opener.
With another sweep at the hands of the Yankees, Minnesota continued 15 years of futility. Here's a game-by-game recap of how the Twins got here.
Relievers have never mattered more than they do right now. Sam Miller breaks down each team's bullpen, from how it'll operate in October to its out-of-the-blue stars to its nastiest pitches and beyond.
Buster and Karl Ravech discuss a series-altering blunder by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Walker Buehler's dominance (13:33). Plus, Joel Sherman of The New York Post talks about the Mets' future following the firing of Mickey Callaway and also names some potential managerial replacements (31:52).
Verlander and the mighty Astros! Kershaw vs. Strasburg! The Bomba Squad vs. the Bronx Bombers! The smokin' hot Jack Flaherty! Let's go!!