Barry Zito was left off of the postseason roster in 2010 and he probably wouldn’t have started Game 5 of the NL Championship Series had Madison Bumgarner not had a rough outing in Game 2. But today, Zito will get the chance to do what every young pitcher dreams about: Start Game 1 of the World Series. Read More
Nolan Ryan hollered from the front row, manager Ron Washington pumped his fist in the dugout and C.J. Wilson kept in control on the mound.
Finally, a home playoff victory for the Texas Rangers was within reach. Even better, they were beating their old nemesis, the New York Yankees.
And then, Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees did what they do best. They rallied to win, using a five-run eighth inning to down Texas 6-5 Friday night in the AL championship series opener. Read More
So the Celtics want to play rough again? Kobe Bryant and the Lakers look ready this time around, and they barged into an early lead in the NBA finals.
Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and defending champion Los Angeles got tough in a 102-89 victory over Boston in the NBA finals opener Thursday night. Read More