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4:10 PM ET, October 15, 2018


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Associated Press:
Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1 … David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece.
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
NLCS: Why the Dodgers have the edge over the Brewers as the series shifts to Los Angeles  —  LOS ANGELES — Bereft of traditional starting pitching and battling a club accustomed to deep playoff runs, the Milwaukee Brewers face an uphill climb in the National League Championship Series …
Discussion: True Blue LA
Todd Rosiak / USA Today:
Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress attempts to clarify ‘lucky’ comments about Dodgers  —  LOS ANGELES — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress caused a minor stir with his take on how the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied against him in their 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday at Miller Park.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:   Astros have another superstar in Alex Bregman - and he's going to take baseball by storm
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:   Going back to Cali: NLCS a homecoming for Brewers star Christian Yelich
Coley Harvey / ESPN:
David Price turns around postseason narrative in Red Sox's Game 2 win
Discussion: Beyond the Box Score
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Want drama? This NLCS is bringing it — and the best is yet to come
Discussion: Beyond the Box Score
Toronto Sun:   ‘BIGGER THAN DAVID PRICE’: Red Sox bounce back to beat Astros, tie ALCS
ESPN:   Brewers-Dodgers series tied heading to Los Angeles
Associated Press:
Red Sox shuffle lineup heading into Game 2 of ALCS vs. Astros
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Coley Harvey / ESPN:
Red Sox LHP Chris Sale hospitalized for stomach illness
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr., unlikely hero, gets ‘biggest hit of the year’ in ALCS Game 2
Discussion: ESPN 98.1 FM
Ted Berg / USA Today:
Red Sox MVP Mookie Betts comes to life in Game 2 of ALCS
Discussion: and WAAF
Brandon Scott / KHOU-TV:   FINAL: Red Sox take Game 2 of ALCS against Astros
Tom Haudricourt / USA Today:
Brewers' Jhoulys Chacin, unexpected ace, faces biggest game of career in NLCS
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:   As Yasiel Puig struggles in NLCS, how can Dodgers keep him engaged?
Arash Markazi / ESPN:   Yasmani Grandal will catch for Dodgers in Game 3
Your Sunday ALCS guide: Can the Red Sox bounce back?
Discussion: DRaysBay
Kyle Hightower / Toronto Sun:
Sale, Cora make early exits as Red Sox lose ALCS opener
Discussion: Over the Monster
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Justin Verlander delivered the one thing worth remembering about Game 1 — victory
Discussion: Cubs Insider
Josh Peter / USA Today:
Brewers' biggest fan Kato Kaelin testified in O.J. Simpson trial, lives in Dodgerland  —  BURBANK, Calif. — More than two decades after he lived in O.J. Simpson's guest house briefly and infamously, Kato Kaelin is living in states of ecstasy and agony, depending on the fortunes of his favorite baseball team.
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Brewers need bullpen to revert to its dominant form  —  MILWAUKEE — As the National League Championship Series shifts to Los Angeles, both teams have reason to feel good — and bad — about what happened in Milwaukee.  —  Generally, I'm of the mind that what happens in Milwaukee …
Jesse Yomtov / USA Today:
Vin Scully turns down Joe Buck's invite to join NLCS broadcast  —  With the National League Championship Series heading to Los Angeles, Fox announcer Joe Buck hoped aloud that legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully might make a cameo with him in the booth.
Your Monday NLCS guide: Who will grab series lead in Los Angeles?  —  MLB Postseason on ESPN Radio  —  From the first pitch of every series to the last out of Game 7, you can catch the entire MLB Postseason on ESPN Radio.  Listen »  —  After two one-run thrillers in Milwaukee …
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Vin Scully graciously declines Joe Buck's invitation  —  Vin Scully could have wished us all a very pleasant good afternoon, on national television.  —  Joe Buck, the lead announcer for Fox Sports, wished aloud on Saturday for Scully to join him on the air when the National League Championship Series returns …
Discussion: and Awful Announcing
R.J. Anderson /
Chris Sale update: Red Sox ace held overnight at hospital due for stomach illness, Alex Cora says it's ‘nothing serious’
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Walker Buehler continues to improve — and impress  —  LOS ANGELES — Ben Shaffar spent eight seasons plodding the minor leagues as a pitcher and finally gave up the dream in 2006, after tasting Triple-A in the Philadelphia Phillies' organization.  He was going to finish school, then assimilate to a normal work life.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Arash Markazi / ESPN:
'It's a good story': Inside Kirk Gibson's epic 1988 World Series HR  —  The 1988 World Series wasn't supposed to be memorable.  It wasn't supposed to etch a permanent place in baseball history before it was even over.  It was supposed to serve as nothing more than a quick coronation …
Arizona Republic:
Last Slide  —  The Arizona Diamondbacks could be very busy in the MLB offseason.  —  Could a trade of star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt be among the possible moves for the franchise?  —  Goldschmidt, 31, is under contract for only one more year, being owed $14.5 million on a club option …
Matt Layman / Arizona Sports:   Olney: D-backs, Yankees could fit as trade partners for Goldschmidt
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:NEW!
Yankees could target these pitchers — NY native Patrick Corbin included — to help bolster the rotation  —  The Yankees have plenty to sort through at their end-of-the-month meetings, where they'll dissect what went right and wrong in the 2018 season.  —  In trying to prepare to do better in 2019 …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves Extend Brian Snitker  —  The Braves announced this morning that they've signed manager Brian Snitker to a two-year contract extension that includes a club option for the 2021 season.'s Mark Bowman had indicated earlier this morning that Snitker's widely anticipated new contract …
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