Cardinals to start Jose Quintana, Miles Mikolas vs. Phillies
St. Louis pitcher Jose Quintana will start in Game 1 of the NL wild-card series against the Phillies, while Miles Mikolas gets the ball for Game 2.
Manoah, Blue Jays vs Castillo, Mariners in playoff opener
— There’s a whole lot riding on Alek Manoah’s first career playoff start, but the Toronto Blue Jays All-Star right-hander isn’t the least bit fazed about facing the Seattle Mariners in Friday’s wild-card opener.
Ready or not: Guardians' kids set for playoff debut vs Rays
— No stranger to October's postseason pageantry and peril, Terry Francona feels the same heading into his 72nd playoff game as he did before his first 18 years ago.
MLB average game time drops 6 minutes ahead of pitch clock
The average time of a nine-inning major league game dropped for the first time since 2018, likely helped by the introduction of the PitchCom electronic device to signal pitches.
Phillies, Cardinals meet in playoffs; first time since 2011
— More than a decade ago, the talented triumvirate of Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright helped power the St. Louis Cardinals past the Philadelphia Phillies in the divisional round of the playoffs, and ultimately to a World Series title.