Lindsay Berra has covered a variety of sports, from baseball and hockey to tennis and the Olympics, since 1999. She joined MLB.com in 2013.
|Tickets for Game 6 were undoubtedly the most expensive baseball tickets in history. Resale prices for standing-room-only tickets topped $900, bleacher seats $1,600 and seats close to the action $10,000.
|Shane Victorino wouldn't normally make time for on-field pleasantries in a high-pressure situation, but his bond with Kolten Wong is a special one. Both are from Hawaii, and their appearance together in the World Series marks the first time in the Fall Classic's 109 years that two natives of America's 50th state have faced off on baseball's biggest stage.
More» Nava drives in Ellsbury on a forceout|
|Tom Holliday's close ties to Red Sox manager John Farrell go back to their time together at Oklahoma State University, but Holliday has an even greater allegiance to the Cardinals because of his son, Matt.
More»Holliday on his relationship with Red Sox skipper|
|Lance Lynn is a mere shadow of his former self, and that's a good thing. Last offseason, the Cardinals right-hander decided to take control of his weight, and by extension, his game.
More»Lynn talks to MLB.com about pitching in Fenway|
|For today's leadoff hitters, on-base percentage is king. That's why, when Rafael Furcal opted for Tommy John elbow surgery and John Jay had a slow start to the season, the Cardinals decided to give Matt Carpenter a shot at the top of the lineup, even though he had never hit in that spot before. In four years in the Minors, Carpenter had a .408 on-base percentage and a reputation for grinding out lengthy at-bats.
More» Carpenter wins 11-pitch battle vs. Kershaw|
|In theory, if all of Koji Uehara's pitches are good ones, hitters should be getting some choice pitches to swing at. But in real life, it's not that easy.
More»Uehara earns three saves in ALCS|
|After what would have been a three-year deal with the Red Sox was reduced to a one-year incentives-laden pact upon discovery of a degenerative hip condition last offseason, Mike Napoli will re-enter free agency this year on the heels of a healthy and productive season.
More» Napoli launches a homer to center|
|On Wednesday afternoon, history was relived at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues in Detroit, on the grounds of old Tiger Stadium, with a reenactment of an iconic play at the plate from Game 5 of the 1968 World Series.
More»Horton's '68 World Series throw reenacted in Detroit|
|Technically, if a player is hit by a pitch in the strike zone, he should not be awarded first base. The same scenario exists if he doesn't make an effort to get out of the way of a pitch. Some of the pitches that have hit Shane Victorino in the postseason have indeed been borderline, prompting comments by Tigers starter Justin Verlander and others.
More»Victorino sets LDS record for hit-by-pitches|
|Tigers catcher Alex Avila and Red Sox counterpart David Ross have more in common than just their position and the fact that their teams are facing off in the ALCS. Both have long histories with concussions, the most recent of which occurred this summer, and both are plying their trade in old-school, heavy steel catchers' masks.
More» Avila remains in game after visit by trainer|
|In the Red Sox's clubhouse, Craig Breslow tries to blend in, to just be another ballplayer, and he looks the part, from his long pants to his beard. He does his best to keep his baseball IQ and his sky-high regular IQ separate, and subscribes more to the "Keep it simple, stupid" school of baseball thought.
More» Farrell talks about Breslow's intelligence|
|Boston's Quintin Berry has never been caught stealing as a Major Leaguer. In the ALCS, his speed will be put to the test against the Tigers, a club that is well aware of what Berry brings to the table.
More» Berry steals second base on a close play|
|Quintin Berry and Adam Jones, who have been best friends since their childhood in San Diego, will have a chance to face each other this weekend when Berry's Red Sox close out the season vs. Jones' O's.
More»Adam Jones and Quintin Berry on their friendship|
|Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays may well be the two best center fielders in history, but rarely are they viewed through the same prism. Author Allen Barra appeared at the Museum of the City of New York to discuss his recent book, in which he attempts to do just that.
|The D-backs' Martin Prado and the Rays' Ben Zobrist are redefining what it means to be a utility player, as the versatile veterans are essentially everyday players who change positions from game to game.
More»MLB.com on the evolution of the utility player|
|Diving catches are great for highlight reels, but the best outfielders in the business are the ones who use good reads, take direct routes and know their opponents so well that they rarely have to leave their feet.
More»MLB.com's Bernie Pleskoff on defensive outfielders|
|Some of baseball's best hurlers will show off the pitches that made them famous in Tuesday's All-Star Game at Citi Field. Whether it's Mariano Rivera's famous cutter or Aroldis Chapman's fastball, these skills put the players in a class of their own.
More»Harvey happy to start the All-Star Game at Citi Field|
|For the second consecutive season, right-handed starting pitcher Taijuan Walker made an appearance in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. But Sunday's game at Citi Field was extra special for Walker, because his dad was in the stands.
More» U.S. wins fourth straight Futures Game|
|While Yogi Berra is best-known as a Yankees icon, the Hall of Famer retired as a player with the Mets, and later managed the team to the NL pennant in 1973. His granddaughter, Lindsay Berra, recounts Yogi's time with the Amazin's.
More»Posey and Yogi answer questions at Yogi Berra Museum|