Postseason stories take shape

...Clayton Kershaw has been the game's best pitcher in recent years during the regular season...featured a deep Cy Young Award field of pitchers mostly on contending teams. Arrieta...Meanwhile, the Cardinals had four pitchers make at least 20 starts this year with...

John Hart says Atlanta Braves "will be better" next season

...highlighted in the final three-game sweep of St. Louis. Julio Teheran, Shelby Miller and rookie Matt Wisler were the starting pitchers in shutouts.It was fitting that the season closed with little offense in Wisler's 2-0 win. After unloading Justin Upton...

CC Sabathia enters alcohol rehab center, will miss playoffs

...setback to the Yankees pitching staff the day before the team's opening playoff game.The team issued a statement from the pitcher Monday, with New York awaiting the Houston Astros on tonight at Yankee Stadium in the AL wild-card game. Sabathia, the...

Braves receive positive play from several despite rough season

...games among Atlanta's core of everyday players. BEST PITCHER: Shelby Miller. The young right-hander made news for...leadership skills for a young rotation. He guided several young pitchers and served as a coaching voice on the field.

Max Scherzer throws his second no-hitter this year

...throw for an error on Kevin Plawecki's leadoff grounder in the sixth inning.The All-Star righty became just the sixth pitcher to throw two no-hitters in a year, and the first since Roy Halladay in 2010 ? the former Phillies ace had one in the regular...

Shelby Miller ends 24-winless start drought

...Chris Volstad's 24-game streak from July 17, 2011 to Aug. 19, 2012. It was the longest streak by a Braves starting pitcher since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966.Miller lost 16 consecutive decisions during the streak before finishing with one...

Marlins fend off Braves' rally

MIAMI - Jose Fernandez became the first pitcher in the modern era to win his first 17 career home decisions, overcoming a rough start Friday to help the Miami Marlins beat the...

Cross Creek edges Evans for second spot

...13-14, 4-4) got a solid outing by pitcher Brooke Buck, who allowed two runs ? one...striking out eight."They're both (pitchers Buck and Samantha Davis) doing what they...on a two-out error. Lady Razorbacks pitcher Ronnie Ellis had runners on base every...

Yogi Berra remembered as legend on, off field at funeral

...Yankees manager Joe Girardi was catching then, using a mitt Berra used to catch a ceremonial first pitch from Don Larsen, the pitcher who threw a perfect game to Berra during the 1956 World Series.The good luck didn't stop there. Torre spoke of a playoff...

Greenbrier pitcher Brianna Butler leads Wolfpack past Evans

Greenbrier High School sophomore pitcher Brianna Butler had the Evans batters stymied...all day," said Butler.Facing Evans pitcher Brooke Buck, the Lady Wolfpack struck...think he'd seen the best from his young pitcher just yet."The scary thing is she didn't...