Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said he deserved to be fined for criticizing an umpire in a televised interview during a playoff game.
Clint Hurdle's optimism has breathed life into the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. The manager's combination of tenacity and affability have been a welcome change at a place where pessimism has reigned for nearly two decades.
As the botched plays and bad losses and loud boos at PNC Park mounted in recent days, Clint Hurdle and the Pittsburgh Pirates stood firm in reciting a familiar refrain.
Pirates president Frank Coonelly issued a statement on Wednesday, a day after his team's 4-3 loss to the Braves in Atlanta that included a highly controversial call in the 19th inning.
Michael Young hit a three-run homer after a disputed check-swing, helping C.J. Wilson and the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Thursday for a 2-0 lead in their AL division series.
Curtis Granderson hit a two-run shot and Alex Rodriguez missed out on his 600th homer in the New York Yankees' 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.