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Matt Chapman Undergoes Thumb Surgery  

The Athletics announced today that third baseman Matt Chapman has undergone surgery on his left thumb. Specifically, he underwent an ulnar sided sesamoid bone excision on the troublesome digit. While it’s never good to hear of the need for surgical intervention, it seems there’s good cause for optimism in this case. The announcement indicates that…

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2018-10-18 16:08:02



Offseason Outlook: Arizona Diamondbacks  

The Diamondbacks followed up their surprise run to the NLDS in 2017 by leading the way in the NL West for much of 2018, though an ugly late-season fade (11-24 over their last 35 games) left them with just an 82-80 record.  Now, with the D’Backs facing an already-tight payroll situation and the likely departure…

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2018-10-18 13:35:57



Chapman undergoes left thumb surgery  

The Oakland A's announced the following medical update on third baseman Matt Chapman:

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2018-10-18 12:09:24



Potential LCS game time changes on Saturday  

As a result of two competitive League Championship Series, we have two "if necessary" games currently scheduled for Saturday. That means that game times could shift depending on how many games need to be played.

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2018-10-18 11:21:14



MLB shows support for Spirit Day  

Major League Baseball and its 30 clubs will again support Thursday's Spirit Day -- a worldwide, largely social media-based anti-bullying effort targeting LGBTQ youth -- as part of National Bullying Prevention Month

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2018-10-18 11:06:33



These 10 qualifying-offer choices won't be easy  

Here are 10 examples in this offseason's free-agent class in which there are good arguments for and against a club extending the offer, along with guesses as to what will go down.

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2018-10-18 10:00:00



2018-19 Market Snapshot: Center Field  

This is the latest installment in our Market Snapshot series. After checking on corner outfield options earlier tonight, we’ll look up the middle. Teams In Need Unless they move Dee Gordon back to the outfield, the Mariners have a hole. While the Giants have hopes for Steven Duggar, they’ll surely be on the lookout for other…

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2018-10-18 04:56:48



Red Sox-Astros G5: Lineups, matchups, FAQs  

The Astros' backs are against the wall. The Red Sox are one win away from the World Series Coming off a thrilling 8-6 win in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, the Red Sox will look to David Price to try to punch their ticket to the Fall Classic in Thursday's Game 5 at Minute Maid Park.

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2018-10-18 04:40:40



Cora shows faith in 'our guy' Kimbrel in Gm 4  

Manager Alex Cora has remained steadfast in his confidence in Craig Kimbrel, who recorded the six-out save in Wednesday's Game 4 ALCS victory, despite a shaky postseason.

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2018-10-18 04:06:17



On doorstep of WS, Sox 4-0 on road in playoffs  

The Red Sox rode Jackie Bradley Jr.'s latest game-changing home run and a game-saving, game-ending catch by left fielder Andrew Benintendi to an 8-6 victory over the Astros on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. With a 3-1 lead in the American League Championship Series, Boston is one win from advancing to the Fall Classic.

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2018-10-18 04:04:25



JBJ sets up Sox with another big HR in G4  

Jackie Bradley Jr. didn't wait long to capitalize on an RBI opportunity in the top of the sixth inning of Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night.

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2018-10-18 03:50:56



Fan interferes with Betts on potential Altuve HR  

It took less than 30 minutes into the Red Sox's 8-6 victory over the Astros in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park to give everyone something to talk about.

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2018-10-18 03:46:12



Top 10 thrills from Sox-Astros instant classic  

You will never watch a better baseball game than the one played Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. In the Red Sox's 8-6 victory in Game of the ALCS, at-bats were tense and long, and a line of relievers -- 10 in all -- paraded in from the bullpens.

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2018-10-18 03:46:10



Champs' season on line after topsy-turvy Game 4  

The Astros faced incredible adversity but couldn't quite overcome it all, and now their season is on the line. The Red Sox again showed the resiliency of a team that won 108 games in the regular season and pushed the defending World Series champions to the brink of elimination on Wednesday, beating the Astros for the third time in a row, 8-6, to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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2018-10-18 03:42:56



These teams came back from 3-1 deficits  

There are few things more imposing for a team than being down three games to one in a seven-game series. Through 2017, only 13 teams out of 84 had come back to win a best-of-seven series after dropping three of the first four contests. Here's a look at each of those 13 "miracle" clubs and how they came all the way back to win.

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2018-10-18 03:41:10



Benny Ballgame! Catch puts Sox a W from Series  

Andrew Benintendi needed to cover 45 feet in 3.2 seconds, or the American League Championship Series would be tied at two games apiece. He made the play.

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2018-10-18 03:15:19



Morton off mark after long layoff, exits in 3rd  

Astros right-hander Charlie Morton, who last pitched in an abbreviated three-inning outing in Baltimore on Sept. 30, had another early exit, this time in his start Wednesday against the Red Sox in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.

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2018-10-18 02:57:17



Lamigo Monkeys To Post Wang Po-Jung  

Taiwan’s Lamigo Monkeys will post top slugger Wang Po-Jung, as the CPBL Stats website has covered. He will become the first player posted from the Chinese Professional Baseball League, which is Taiwan’s top circuit. Wang, who recently turned 25, has generally posted outlandish stats even by the standards of the hitter-friendly CPBL. This year, he’s…

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2018-10-18 01:43:42



Postseason close calls involving fans in the stands  

Here's a look at several instances of close calls that involved potential fan interference in the postseason.

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2018-10-18 01:34:30



Kemp's HR softest tracked in postseason  

Minute Maid Park has produced some instant classics recently, and Wednesday's ALCS Game 4 was another one that featured a ton of lead changes and close calls near the outfield fences, including Tony Kemp's solo shot in the fourth inning.

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2018-10-18 01:15:39



Red Sox's bats start fast in 3rd straight game  

You don't get a second chance at a first impression. For the third consecutive game, the Red Sox have made the most of theirs. Boston scored a pair of runs in the first inning of Game 4 in the American League Championship Series, jumping out to a quick two-run lead over the Astros in front of an anxious home crowd at Minute Maid Park.

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2018-10-18 01:15:34



Dodgers-Brewers G6: Lineups, matchups, FAQs  

The Dodgers can clinch their second consecutive National League championship on Friday with a win over the Brewers in Game 6 at Miller Park. The last time the Dodgers won back-to-back pennants was 1977-78. The Brewers will be looking to force a Game 7 and keep their hopes alive for a first pennant in 36 years.

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2018-10-18 00:20:02



2018-19 Market Snapshot: Corner Outfield  

This is the latest installment in our Market Snapshot series. Today, we move the discussion to the outfield grass. Teams In Need A number of contenders and 2019 hopefuls will lose quality corner outfielders to free agency this season, including the Nationals (Bryce Harper), Braves (Nick Markakis), Indians (Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall), Rockies (Carlos Gonzalez…

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2018-10-18 00:14:44



Woodruff K's 8 but falters 3rd time through order  

Part of the strategy that got the Brewers to the National League Championship Series has been to deny opponents a third look at a pitcher, which is what made Brandon Woodruff's third turn through the Dodgers' lineup in the sixth inning of a tied Game 5 -- when he wasn't even the starting pitcher -- one of the surprising parts of a surprising day.

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2018-10-18 00:03:00



Miley removed after 1 batter, will start Game 6  

Brewers manager Craig Counsell pulled the latest surprise maneuver in what's been a constant chess match of a National League Championship Series on Wednesday by removing starter Wade Miley after one batter in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium.

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2018-10-17 23:55:51



Cagey Crew stifled in Game 5, faces 3-2 deficit  

Craig Counsell took a heel turn, but Dave Roberts and the Dodgers won the bout. Counsell's surprise use of Wade Miley for only one batter stretched the old rules of baseball etiquette and worked beautifully into the sixth inning, but there were no tactical tricks to spark the Brewers' offense against a vintage Clayton Kershaw in a 5-2 loss in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

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2018-10-17 23:45:02



Dodgers use small-ball approach in Game 5 win  

Max Muncy bristled a bit earlier this week at Dodger Stadium when somebody suggested the Dodgers' offensive philosophy consisted of swinging hard and trying to hit home runs.

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2018-10-17 23:40:47



Indians Discussing Extension With GM Mike Chernoff  

The Indians are in discussions with general manager Mike Chernoff about a contract extension, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). The likelihood of a deal being struck, and on what terms, isn’t yet apparent. Indeed, little is known about Chernoff’s existing contract status. Chernoff was promoted to the GM seat just over three years…

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2018-10-17 22:29:10



Puig makes impact off bench in Game 5 victory  

Yasiel Puig paused for a moment and contemplated a satisfying Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. He smiled.

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2018-10-17 22:16:39



Cora: Sale needs more time, will start Game 6  

Red Sox manager Alex Cora announced before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series that ace left-hander Chris Sale will start against the Astros in Game 6 in Boston on Saturday. The club had originally hoped Sale would be ready to start Game 5 at Minute Maid Park as planned on Thursday.

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2018-10-17 20:43:21



Behind Kershaw, LA takes 3-2 NLCS lead to MIL  

Until there's a World Series ring on his finger, Clayton Kershaw will do just about anything to put one there, as he showed the Brewers on Wednesday.

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2018-10-17 20:41:37



Verlander proposes tech to avoid sign-stealing  

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander has an idea about how to perhaps eliminate the opposition stealing signs.

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2018-10-17 20:35:03



Oh may leave Rockies to pitch in Korea again  

Should Seunghwan Oh leave, the Rockies would gain one more question with regards to a bullpen that already faces several.

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2018-10-17 20:29:43



Unconventional pitching decisions in playoffs  

The Brewers have flipped conventional pitching methods for just about all of 2018, and in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, Brewers manager Craig Counsell showed he still has more tricks up his sleeve.

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2018-10-17 20:03:59



Tommy John surgery goes 'as expected' for Didi  

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday, the team announced, adding that the surgery "went as expected."

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2018-10-17 20:03:48



Ozuna vows accountability, big year in 2019  

Hours after the Cardinals' season had ended with a loss at Wrigley Field, Marcell Ozuna walked mostly unnoticed through St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Yet, the proclamation he made as he neared the airport exit on that final day of September wasn't as inconspicuous. "I'm going to get right," Ozuna boldly promised. "Big year. You watch. Big year for me next year."

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2018-10-17 18:59:33



10 longest postseason games in MLB history  

MLB.com looks back at the 10 longest games, by number of innings, in the history of the Major League Baseball postseason.

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2018-10-17 18:12:55



Miley removed after 1 batter, will start Game 6  

Brewers manager Craig Counsell pulled the latest surprise maneuver in what's been a constant chess match of a National League Championship Series on Wednesday by removing starter Wade Miley after one batter in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium.

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2018-10-17 18:03:13



Inbox: Will Nats' staff change in the offseason?  

Beat reporter Jamal Collier answers questions from fans about the Nationals' staffing decisions, potential additions to the 2019 roster and more.

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2018-10-17 17:57:05



Roberts surprised Crew didn't load bases in 13th  

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he expected the Brewers to issue two intentional walks, loading the bases and bringing up pitcher Julio Urias, instead of having Junior Guerra pitch to Cody Bellinger with two outs and Manny Machado on second base in Game 4 on Tuesday night, because of where the Dodgers' bullpen was at.

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2018-10-17 17:41:08



Bell, Girardi, Ausmus advance in manager search  

Three Reds managerial candidates have cleared the first hurdle and have reached the second round of interviews with the club, MLB.com learned on Wednesday via sources. Joe Girardi, Brad Ausmus and David Bell have all moved through for stronger consideration.

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2018-10-17 17:10:00



Zach Davies Replaces Gio Gonzalez On Brewers' NLCS Roster  

The Brewers announced this morning that they’ve replaced left-hander Gio Gonzalez on their NLCS roster following yesterday’s ankle injury; righty Zach Davis will take his place. The move renders Gonzalez, a pending free agent, ineligible to pitch in the World Series should Milwaukee advance, as players removed from the roster mid-series are automatically ruled ineligible…

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2018-10-17 17:07:38



MLB statement on sign-stealing concerns  

Before the postseason began, a number of Clubs called the Commissioner's Office about sign stealing and the inappropriate use of video equipment. The concerns expressed related to a number of Clubs, not any one specific Club. In response to these calls, the Commissioner's Office reinforced the existing rules with all playoff Clubs and undertook proactive measures, including instituting a new prohibition on the use of certain in-stadium cameras, increasing the presence of operations and security

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2018-10-17 15:57:24



Greiner to undergo surgery on right wrist  

Catcher Grayson Greiner will have a bone chip removed from his right wrist on Tuesday, the team announced Wednesday on Twitter.

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2018-10-17 15:33:29



Seunghwan Oh Mulling Return To Korea Baseball Organization  

Seunghwan Oh’s option for the 2019 season already vested when he appeared in his 70th game of the season, but the Rockies right-hander told reporters in his native South Korea on Wednesday that he is considering a return to the Korea Baseball Organization (link via Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency). “I am a…

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2018-10-17 15:25:19



Pirates to consider Barkett for hitting coach job  

Pittsburgh plans to interview former Triple-A Indianapolis manager Andy Barkett, now serving as the Red Sox assistant hitting coach, according to a report from ESPN's Enrique Rojas. Barkett will also interview with the Rangers, according to the report.

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2018-10-17 14:43:19



Astros Have Not Been Punished Following Sign-Stealing Controversy  

There was no shortage of drama surrounding the Red Sox and Astros last night following a series of reports regarding an Astros employee who was removed from the photo well next to the Red Sox’ dugout in Fenway Park during Game 1 of the ALCS, as first reported by Danny Picard of the Metro News.…

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2018-10-17 13:45:28



Davies replaces injured Gio on Brewers roster  

Major League Baseball on Wednesday approved a roster substitution for the Brewers due to an injury sustained by pitcher Gio Gonzalez. As a result, Gonzalez will be replaced by right-handed pitcher Zach Davies on Milwaukee's National League Championship Series roster.

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2018-10-17 12:31:06



Q&A: No. 1 prospect Singer talks pitching, food  

MLB.com sat down with right-hander Brady Singer, the Royals' No. 1 prospect, to talk offseason, movies, food and more.

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2018-10-17 12:12:30



Inbox: Will Rays eye familiar free-agent faces?  

Will the Rays target free agents Wilson Ramos and Nathan Eovaldi this offseason? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers fan questions about potential offseason moves.

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2018-10-17 11:27:47



Here's how David Phelps is looking at free agency  

When David Phelps hits free agency for the first time in three weeks, he'll do so with little in the way of bargaining power. But the reliever is staying positive, and he has his sights set on a full recovery from Tommy John surgery by Spring Training.

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2018-10-17 11:17:56



Corbin's slider-heavy approach about to pay off  

Patrick Corbin looks like the headlining starting pitcher of this year's free agent class -- and he got there thanks to his dominant slider. That makes him a perfect representative of today's pitching trends.

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2018-10-17 11:00:30



How Yelich vs. Kershaw may go down in Game 5  

Christian Yelich has a .500/.550/.889 line against Clayton Kershaw, the highest OPS any hitter has against the Dodger ace. But because of how he got to that mark, it doesn't guarantee that success is going to follow in NLCS Game 5.

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2018-10-17 10:41:37



Brewers-Dodgers G5: Lineups, matchups, FAQs  

There's no time to be tired for the Brewers and Dodgers, who departed after midnight following a 13-inning marathon in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series and will be back on the field this afternoon for Game 5 to decide which team moves within one victory of the World Series.

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2018-10-17 10:40:09



This reliever will be in high demand this offseason  

Adam Ottavino won't blow you away with saves or a pristine win/loss record, but that isn't what teams are looking for in 2018. As we head into the offseason, Ottavino is going to be one of the most valuable relievers available.

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2018-10-17 10:17:50



Why Angels are banking on 2-hour manager test  

Many baseball observers reacted with curiosity this week, following an MLB.com report that the Angels have administered two-hour written tests to managerial candidates during interviews this month.

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2018-10-17 09:27:53



Cain, Yelich look to get timing right in NLCS  

The offensive struggles of Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich go a long way toward explaining why the Brewers' lineup stalled for 13 innings in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS.

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2018-10-17 05:01:14



Machado called out as 'dirty' after eventful G4  

Manny Machado is making a name for himself in ways both welcome and unwanted in this National League Championship Series.

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2018-10-17 04:45:07



Urias unlikely G4 hero in Dodgers' bullpen  

Julio Urias pitched only four innings in the regular season, but he found himself in a huge spot as the last man standing in the Dodgers' bullpen late Tuesday night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium.

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2018-10-17 03:50:26



AL East Notes: Red Sox, O's, Blue Jays  

Alex Speier of the Boston Globe looks at the Red Sox’ decision not to add a reliever to prior to the non-waiver trade deadline. That non-trade scenario that flew in the face of president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski’s reputation as “Dealer Dave” — one of the most aggressive executives throughout the industry. Dombrowski, though,…

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2018-10-17 03:20:50



High ankle sprain could end Gio's postseason  

Brewers starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez departed Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers after injuring his left ankle on an awkward landing while trying to field a comebacker.

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2018-10-17 03:07:12



Benches clear after Machado-Aguilar incident  

Things got testy when Manny Machado hustled down the first-base line in the 10th inning Tuesday night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium. Machado hit a routine ground ball to Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia, who made an easy throw to first base for the inning's second out. But Machado clipped Aguilar's back leg with his left foot as he crossed the base. Aguilar hobbled away and Machado and Aguilar shortly thereafter exchanged words.

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2018-10-17 02:56:37



Longest stretches between WS appearances  

Here's a quick look at the few fanbases who had to wait longer than Brewers' to see their club make it back to the game's biggest stage.

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2018-10-17 02:38:16



Dodgers tie NLCS on Bellinger's walk-off in 13th  

Three innings after his spectacular outfield catch saved Game 4 for the Dodgers, Cody Bellinger won it Tuesday in the bottom of the 13th inning with a two-out RBI single that scored Manny Machado from second base as the Dodgers beat the Brewers, 2-1, in a thrilling and bullpen-exhausting walk-off to even the National League Championship Series at two games each.

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2018-10-17 02:36:45



Troubles cashing in cost Crew in walk-off loss  

The Brewers got solid pitching throughout Game 4; what was missing in an exhausting 2-1 loss to the Dodgers in 13 innings was the big hit. The Dodgers finally found it with two outs in the 13th, when Cody Bellinger roped a single into right field and tied the series at two games apiece.

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2018-10-17 02:28:45



Sox ride Eovaldi's gem, JBJ's slam to ALCS lead  

With Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan looking on from the front row, fellow Alvin, Texas, native Nathan Eovaldi pumped in Ryan-like fastballs as the Red Sox recorded an 8-2 victory over the Astros to take a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Steve Pearce hit a clutch solo homer in the sixth to give Boston the lead, then Jackie Bradley Jr. broke it open with an eighth-inning grand slam.

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2018-10-17 02:12:09



Bullpen's stumble puts Astros in 2-1 ALCS hole  

A bullpen that was supposed to be a strength faltered badly. An offense which had been so potent at home in the postseason the last two years scuffled. And now the Astros find themselves two losses away from elimination. The Red Sox wrestled control of the American League Championship Series away from the defending champs, getting a tiebreaking homer from Steve Pearce in the sixth inning and a grand slam from Jackie Bradley Jr. in the eighth to thump the Astros, 8-2, in Game 3 on Tuesday at Minu

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2018-10-17 01:10:15



Red Sox-Astros G4: Lineups, matchups, FAQs  

Now that the Red Sox have taken control of the American League Championship Series after beating the Astros in Game 3 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 series lead, it will be up to Charlie Morton to keep Houston's back from being against the wall. Morton will face former AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello in Game 4 on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

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2018-10-17 00:56:28



Kemp makes amazing grab at wall in Game 3  

Astros left fielder Tony Kemp made a sensational leaping grab at the wall to end a Red Sox rally and save at least one run in the third inning of American League Championship Series Game 3 on Tuesday.

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2018-10-17 00:56:07



Astros' proven bats kept quiet in Game 3 loss  

Select Houston batters continued to add to their already record-setting statistics with more hits in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox on Tuesday. But collectively, the timely hit eluded Houston -- and the club lost big, 8-2, at Minute Maid Park.

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2018-10-17 00:29:25



Troll at your own risk: Sox responding with routs  

Perhaps the Astros should institute a social media blackout for the remainder of the American League Championship Series. And if Boston manages to advance to the World Series, the higher-ups in the Brewers and Dodgers front offices might think about doing the same. Meet the Red Sox, the team that simply cannot be trolled.

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2018-10-17 00:09:38



Nagging ankle injury impacting Nunez at third  

After third baseman Eduardo Nunez legged out an infield single in the top of the fourth inning of the Red Sox's 8-2 win over the Astros in Tuesday's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, Rafael Devers came on to pinch-run for him.

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2018-10-17 00:05:05



In hindsight, Dombrowski's Deadline deals a hit  

This game was a reminder of why the Red Sox wanted Dave Dombrowski running their baseball operation in the first place. Guy spends 40 years in the business, he's going to pick up a few things along the way.

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2018-10-16 23:59:42



Cardinals Notes: Coaches, Clapp, Ankiel, Wainwright, Offseason  

The Cardinals will face some changes in the coaching ranks, as third base coach Jose Oquendo has informed the team he will not return in 2019, president of baseball ops John Mozeliak announced to reporters Tuesday (links via Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Mark Saxon of The Athletic). Oquendo, who…

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2018-10-16 23:33:24



Key 2018-19 free agents for all 30 MLB teams  

An impressive collection of talent will hit the open market when free agency gets underway this offseason, and players are eligible to sign with a new team five days after the conclusion of the World Series. Here is a division-by-division breakdown of the key free agents for all 30 Major League clubs.

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2018-10-16 22:10:26



Angels Opt Out Of Ballpark Lease  

4:25pm: Shaikin adds that the Angels will be in their current stadium through next season but must discuss its future beyond that with the city of Anaheim, which has issued a statement on the decision: “We look forward to many great years of Angels baseball in Anaheim. We don't believe there is a better place for the…

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2018-10-16 21:25:22



Hernandez apologizes for criticism of LA fans  

Enrique Hernandez apologized on Tuesday for his criticism of Dodgers fans following a 4-0 loss in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Monday night.

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2018-10-16 21:00:47



JBJ puts Red Sox in driver's seat with slam  

Jackie Bradley Jr. inched the Red Sox closer to a 2-1 advantage in the American League Championship Series after hitting an eighth-inning grand slam off Astros closer Roberto Osuna, giving Boston an 8-2 lead in Game 3 on Tuesday.

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2018-10-16 20:32:43



Wakamatsu, Wathan interview for Rangers job  

The Rangers added two more candidates to their managerial search by interviewing interim manager Don Wakamatsu and Phillies third-base coach Dusty Wathan.

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2018-10-16 19:56:31



Yankees give $100k to hurricane relief efforts  

The Yankees have made a $100,000 donation to support the relief efforts associated with Hurricane Michael, the team announced on Tuesday. The contributions include $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the Salvation Army.

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2018-10-16 19:36:31



Ball finds Devers after replacing Nunez  

After Red Sox third baseman Eduardo Nunez legged out an infield single in the top of the fourth inning in Tuesday's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, Rafael Devers came on to pinch-run for him. Nunez grimaced as he sprinted down the line at a speed of 29.6 feet per second, according to Statcast™, which was actually well above his season average of 27.5.

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2018-10-16 19:20:27



Rays To Sign Ryan Sherriff  

The Rays have struck an agreement on a deal with southpaw Ryan Sherriff, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). It’s a minor-league pact, per the report. Sherriff, 28, was cut loose by the Cardinals late in the 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Given that the procedure occurred in…

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2018-10-16 19:15:04



Angels opt out of stadium lease with Anaheim  

The Angels announced Tuesday that they have opted out of their stadium lease with the city of Anaheim, a move that will open the door for the team to explore venue options outside of its longtime home.

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2018-10-16 19:11:57



MLBTR Chat Transcript  

Click here to read a transcript of this week’s chat with MLBTR’s Steve Adams.

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2018-10-16 19:07:12



Mozeliak: Ankiel 'very much committed' to return  

President of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed that he "had a nice discussion" with Rick Ankiel a few weeks ago about the left-hander's future plans. The two plan to touch base again this winter.

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2018-10-16 19:00:40



Here are 4 options the Padres have with Myers  

There's no denying Wil Myers' potential, but he's coming off a frustrating year, and the Padres seemingly have four options as to how they proceed.

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2018-10-16 18:57:15



Kemp saves at least 1 run with remarkable grab  

Astros left fielder Tony Kemp made a sensational leaping grab at the wall to end a Red Sox rally and save at least one run in the third inning of American League Championship Series Game 3 on Tuesday.

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2018-10-16 18:34:51



Marlins HR sculpture to be relocated  

The Marlins will remove the seven-story "Homer" sculpture from Marlins Park. The Art in Public Places board of Miami-Dade County unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of the Marlins' plan to relocate the colorful, mechanical artwork to a location outside the ballpark.

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2018-10-16 17:59:41



2018-19 Market Snapshot: Third Base  

This is the latest installment in our Market Snapshot series. Today, we’ll round out the infield by taking stock of the situation at the hot corner. Teams In Need There aren’t many committed contenders with glaring holes at third base, which is rather interesting given the number of quality options on the open market this year.…

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2018-10-16 17:28:32



Berkman opens ALCS Game 3 with 1st pitch  

The further the Astros advance in the postseason, the more star power they pack into their ceremonial first pitches. The Astros opened the first of three home games in the ALCS on Tuesday with an appearance by one of their most popular former players -- outfielder/first baseman Lance Berkman.

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2018-10-16 17:17:13



Sale to throw bullpen session with eye on Game 5  

The tentative plan is for Chris Sale to throw a side session while Game 3 is going on to determine his readiness to start Thursday's Game 5. Sale was hospitalized overnight on Sunday with a stomach ailment before doctors cleared him of any serious health issues.

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2018-10-16 16:23:07



Marlins Acquire International Pool Money From Astros  

The Marlins and Astros have officially struck a deal that will send yet more international bonus pool availability to the Miami organization, as MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro first reported (via Twitter). Houston will receive a pair of prospects — outfielder Adonis Giron and lefty Brayan De Paula — in the swap. It is not yet known…

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2018-10-16 16:04:24



Coaching staff changes made; Oquendo out  

A coaching staff that endured a summer shakeup will undergo another wave of change this offseason as the Cardinals deal with the domino effect of losing long-time third-base coach Jose Oquendo for a second time.

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2018-10-16 15:50:09



Blue Jays making headway in manager search  

The Blue Jays' search for a new manager appears to have reached the next stage, with in-person interviews set to begin in the near future.

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2018-10-16 15:38:21



Melvin named AL Manager of the Year by TSN  

Bob Melvin, who led the upstart A's on an improbable run to the postseason, was named American League Manager of the Year by The Sporting News on Tuesday.

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2018-10-16 14:36:14



Marlins pass O's in int'l bonus money after trade  

With their sights set on signing three coveted Cuban prospects, the Marlins on Tuesday made yet another trade to increase their chances, dealing Minor Leaguers Adonis Giron and Brayan De Paula to the Astros for $500,000 in international bonus pool money, according to a source.

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2018-10-16 14:16:01



Inbox: Who is on the White Sox offseason radar?  

The White Sox know a more experienced type of starting pitcher is needed in the group. They will probably go after a couple of starters, but one might be more of the bridge variety for now.

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2018-10-16 14:13:18



Guerrero named AFL Player of the Week  

One week into the Arizona Fall League and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has lived up to the hype. It was announced Tuesday that Guerrero won the league's Player of the Week after batting .643 and recording six RBIs in his first three games with the Surprise Saguaros.

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2018-10-16 14:00:00



Rangers Hire Shiraz Rehman As Assistant GM  

The Rangers have officially struck a deal to hire Shiraz Rehman to an assistant general manager post. The Cubs Insider blog reported the news late last night. Rehman had been with the Cubs for seven seasons, the last five of those coming in an AGM capacity. Most recently, he was tabbed to head up the…

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2018-10-16 13:24:03



Inbox: Is Senzel destined for Reds' outfield?  

Why did the Reds try Nick Senzel in the outfield? Beat reporter Mark Sheldon answers this and more in the latest Inbox.

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2018-10-16 13:19:27






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