• 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.

    Updated: 11:31 pm

  • 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.

    Updated: 11:09 pm

  • Warne, Tendulkar to lead star-studded cricket tour of US

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket greats Shane Warne of Australia and Sachin Tendulkar of India will captain opposing teams of former star players in a three-match exhibition tour of the United States next month.

  • Rockies will bring back manager Walt Weiss for another year

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss will return to the dugout next season after meeting with General Manager Jeff Bridich on Tuesday.

  • 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.

    Updated: 8:10 pm

  • Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman throws during a baseball practice in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The Blue Jays will face the AL West champion Texas Rangers in the ALDS opener in Toronto. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Donaldson leads powerful Blue Jays into ALDS

    TORONTO (AP) — After he acquired Josh Donaldson last winter, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was concerned that his new third baseman might try to swing for the fences too much in his new hitter-friendly home. He’d seen the slugger’s average dip by nearly 50 points in 2014, even as his home runs total ticked up.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks on during practice for the upcoming NLDS playoff baseball series against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Los Angeles. Their NLDS best of five playoff series begins Friday, Oct. 9, at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

    Puig ‘rusty’ as he works his way back from hamstring injury

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have set their pitching rotation for the first three games of their best-of-five NL playoff series against the New York Mets.

    Updated: 7:26 pm

  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, right, throws in the outfield with Clayton Richard watching during workout day, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, for Wednesday's National League Wild Card baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Upstart Cubs face steady Pirates in NL wild card

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have been here before. The Chicago Cubs haven’t made it for a while.

  • New York Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury reacts after popping out in the eighth inning of the American League wild card baseball game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Ellsbury, Yanks’ $153 million man, benched in wild-card game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury sat the bench for most of his first postseason game after signing a $153 million contract with the New York Yankees. When he finally got in, he saw three pitches at the plate and one inning in center field.

    Updated: 11:14 pm

  • In this July 28, 2013, file photo, Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson waves during Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. Brooks Robinson spent decades surrounded by the trophies and souvenirs he gathered during his Hall of Fame career with the Baltimore Orioles. The shelves in his study are now bare, the result of Robinson’s carefully considered decision to auction off more than 200 cherished items to raise money for charity.(AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Brooks Robinson puts Series rings, MVP trophy up for auction

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Brooks Robinson spent decades surrounded by the trophies and souvenirs he gathered during his Hall of Fame career with the Baltimore Orioles.