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2:40 AM ET, October 10, 2012

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Associated Press:
Giants score in 10th to drop Reds and stay alive  —  CINCINNATI — Hardly able to get a hit, the San Francisco Giants used a misplayed grounder to prolong their NL playoff series.  —  Third baseman Scott Rolen's two-out error in the 10th inning gave the Giants the go-ahead run Tuesday night …
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Reds still undecided on Johnny Cueto if there's Game 4  —  CINCINNATI — The Reds aren't sure whether Johnny Cueto would be available to pitch if their playoff series against the Giants goes to a Game 4.  —  The right-hander had to leave the first inning of the NL division series opener Saturday in San Francisco with a sore back.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Evan Drellich / MLB.com:
Yankees' trip derailed when train loses power  —  Team boards buses near Orioles' affiliate for return ride to New York  —  The best slugging team in baseball lost power.  —  The Yankees kept their cool on Tuesday morning when their train from Baltimore to New York had electrical difficulties …
Discussion: HardballTalk
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Buster Olney / ESPN.com:
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Bill Pennington / New York Times:
On Baseball: Yankees Decide Not to Count on Their Power
Discussion: Camden Chat
Jon Heyman / CBSSports.com Sports News …:
Mets expected to offer about $100M to start as they try to make David Wright a Met ‘for life’  —  Wright fell off a little in the second half but still finished with 21 homers and 93 RBI.  (US Presswire)  —  The Mets are expected to open negotiations with an offer for somewhere in the neighborhood …
Associated Press:
Ailing LHP Garcia removed from Cardinals' roster  —  WASHINGTON — St. Louis Cardinals left-handed starter Jaime Garcia has been removed from the team's playoff roster due to a strained rotator cuff and inflammation in his throwing shoulder.  —  Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Garcia …
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Joe Strauss / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Garcia has MRI on shoulder
Andrew Keh / New York Times:
Cardinals 12, Nationals 4: Cardinals Pull Even as Hitters Put On a Show
Joe McDonald / ESPN:
Red Sox to step up David Ortiz talks  —  After the Boston Red Sox concluded their dismal 93-loss season, general manager Ben Cherington said re-signing David Ortiz would be a priority in the offseason.  While the sides have had informal talks, serious conversations with the free-agent designated hitter …
Christopher Klein / History in the Headlines:
Document Banning Pete Rose From Baseball Goes on Sale  —  If any baseball player seemed a Hall of Fame shoo-in, it was 17-time All-Star Pete Rose.  No player in baseball history has played in more games or collected more hits than the slugger known as Charlie Hustle.
Paul Hoynes / Plain Dealer:
Terry Francona reportedly has ‘out clause’ if Tribe front office is shaken: Cleveland Indians Insider  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio — GM Chris Antonetti and new manager Terry Francona would not comment on a Tweet by ESPN's Buster Olney that Francona's four-year deal includes out-clauses in case some of his superiors are fired.
Discussion: NESN.com and HardballTalk
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Terry Francona begins with Indians
Tyler Kepner / New York Times:
On Baseball: Carpenter's Return Animates the Cardinals  —  As a statement of fact, it is rather remarkable: Chris Carpenter, who starts for the St. Louis Cardinals in their division series on Wednesday, has not earned a victory since Game 7 of last year's World Series.
Discussion: MLB Rumors
MLB.com:
Game times after Wednesday still in flux  —  WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced the game times for the rest of both leagues' Division Series this week.  If the Nationals are going to play in prime time, their series with the Cardinals will have to go a full five games.
Discussion: Federal Baseball
Jon Heyman / CBSSports.com Sports News …:
Rangers are prepared to let talented but injury-prone star free agent Josh Hamilton look around  —  There won't be any quick deal for star free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton in Texas.  The Rangers aren't prepared to present the large deal Hamilton is believed to seek and will instead …
Ken Gurnick / MLB.com:
Top prospect Puig to miss Fall League play  —  LOS ANGELES — Top Dodgers outfield prospect Yasiel Puig will miss the Arizona Fall League because of a staph infection in his right elbow that required a surgical procedure.  —  Puig is expected to be fully healed in three to five weeks …
Discussion: True Blue LA
 
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