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  • Teams score about a half-run less during the postseason than in the regular season, thus leading to a higher rate of one-run save situations.

    October Is Spooky for Some Closers

  • Since 1991, closers entered one-run save chances 43.6% of the time during the regular season, compared with 47.5% during the playoffs.

    October Is Spooky for Some Closers

  • This system gave the Royals, who played in 57 one-run games, an MLB-high excitement score of 52.2.

    Heard on the Field

  • "I—probably more than anybody—owe the bullpen a lot of innings," said Mike Pelfrey, who threw seven innings of one-run ball last Thursday for his first win of the season.

    Mets Rotation Starting a Turnaround

  • And Game 3 starter Joel Pineiro was 1-0, with an eight-inning, one-run performance.

    What to watch for in Cardinals-Dodgers series

  • Joey Votto's home run off Jason Isringhausen in the ninth inning made it a one-run game.

    Quit? Mets Missed the Memo

  • The following night, he entered in the ninth inning with the Mets holding a one-run lead only to allow two runs; the Mets lost to the Marlins again, 4-3.

    Battle-Worn Closer Serves as Mentor

  • So in another one-run game Monday, manager Jim Riggleman decided he had to win without either pitcher, instead entrusting the game to a group of relievers who'd been anywhere from shaky to frightening this season.

    National League Team Notes

  • They are the main reason why the Nationals are 8-3 in one-run games.

    National League Team Notes

  • Mr. Berkman's fifth-inning home run gave the Yankees a one-run lead in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

    More Yankees' Playoff Magic


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