• New York Mets' pitcher Matt Harvey runs out onto the field before a workout at Citi Field, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in New York. The Mets will play the Los Angeles Dodgers in a National League Division Series starting Friday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Harvey on time, Collins a cutup and mollified Mets off to LA

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a gaggle of watchful reporters waiting outside the Mets dugout and a row of photographers kneeling in position, Matt Harvey hopped up the steps and onto the field at exactly 10 a.m.

  • Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro, center left, embraces Astros second baseman Jose Altuve after the Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 in the American League wild card baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez is at left and Hank Conger is at right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    With Yankees, wild-card game draws biggest TV audience

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the Yankees playing, baseball’s wild-card game has drawn its largest television audience in its short history.

  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, right, stands in the outfield with Jon Lester, center, and David Ross on workout day, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, for Wednesday's National League Wild Card baseball game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Cubs put Lester on wild-card roster as backup for Arrieta

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed Jon Lester on their wild-card roster on Wednesday as insurance should they need it during the one-game playoff against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  • Pirates have Liriano as backup for Cole in wild-card game

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates hope Francisco Liriano won’t have to pitch until Friday.

  • FILE- In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Joe Clayton, president and CEO of Dish Network, introduces the Sling TV, a live television streaming service, at a news conference at the International CES in Las Vegas. The online service carries ESPN and ESPN2, which show a slew of professional, college and other sports. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    A guide to watching sports if you don’t have cable

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s football season, and baseball playoffs are starting. Don’t have cable? You can still watch.

  • New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, far left, Dellin Betances, second from left, Brett Gardner, second from right, and Chris Young, right, watch from the dugout against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of the American League wild card baseball game, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in New York. The Astros won 3-0 to advance to the American League Division Series. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Yanks still have not led playoff game since Jeter got hurt

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees still have not led in a postseason game since Derek Jeter sprawled in the dirt three years ago, screaming in pain from a broken ankle.

  • From left, Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro, relief pitcher Luke Gregerson (44), third baseman Luis Valbuena, and infielder Marwin Gonzalez, celebrate the Astros 3-0 shutout of the New York Yankees  in the American League wild card baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, no one could’ve pictured this. Yet here they were, Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros, soaking in champagne, merrily posing for a victory shot on the mound at Yankee Stadium.

  • MLB inning breaks 3 minutes, 15 seconds during postseason

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the first year of Major League Baseball’s countdown clocks, between-inning breaks were clearly longer during the postseason opener between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.

  • Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore talks to the media while manager Ned Yost looks on during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals face the winner of tonight's AL wildcard game Thursday in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Royals head into postseason with newfound expectations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals were just happy to be invited to the party last year, ending a 29-year postseason drought before squeaking through a dramatic wild-card game against the Athletics.

  • Gomez on roster for Astros in wild-card game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Center fielder Carlos Gomez, who missed the final regular-season series with a strained left chest muscle, is on the roster for Houston’s AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees.