Rays’ whirlwind win over Dodgers was baseball at its best: Sherman

When baseball rises to its best you want to say so much, yet are left befuddled without words. You are conjuring images of the past from Kirk Gibson’s final-pitch magic,… Read more

Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen suffers more World Series heartbreak

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clayton Kershaw isn’t the only accomplished Dodgers pitcher with a history of shaky Octobers. Kenley Jansen added to his imperfect résumé Saturday night with what his manager… Read more

Rays’ Kevin Cash couldn’t recall last time Brett Phillips ‘got an at-bat’

Brett Phillips played the role of unlikely hero Saturday night. The 26-year-old outfielder was excluded from the Rays’ ALCS roster, but had a moment to conclude Game 4 of the… Read more

Dodgers now know why Rays are baseball’s cockroaches

ARLINGTON, Texas — Now the Dodgers must know how the Yankees feel. These Rays are baseball’s cockroaches. Just when you think you’ve exterminated them, they pop up again. By popping… Read more

Rays stun Dodgers in wild Game 4 comeback to tie up World Series

The 116th World Series lacked gripping drama until the middle innings of Game 4 on Saturday, when suddenly all hell began breaking loose. Played at a fast-breaking pace, with the… Read more

The secret behind Rays’ Ji-Man Choi’s surprising flexibility

Ji-Man Choi’s attention to detail in trying to become a better player includes pilates. The Rays first baseman performed a split in fielding a throw on Mookie Betts’ grounder to… Read more

Sorry Yankees, you’ll be dealing with Rays for years to come

ARLINGTON, Texas — How long before the Yankees get a break from the Rays? These Rays are young, talented and largely under control. Three guys on their World Series roster… Read more

Versatile Julio Urias gets Game 4 World Series start for Dodgers

Julio Urias was 19 years old, the youngest starting pitcher in more than a decade to make his major league debut, when he took the mound at Citi Field for… Read more

Dodgers, Walker Buehler dominate Rays to win World Series Game 3

Fearsome lineup, check. Multiple quality bullpen pieces, check. Stud starting pitcher who is close to untouchable, double check. The Dodgers certainly have the ingredients usually associated with winning the World… Read more

Dave Roberts was made to handle this Dodgers’ World Series pressure

ARLINGTON, Texas — How do you help someone coping with the first signs of hair loss? You put a bald person on the job. Consider Dave Roberts the perfect bald… Read more