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2:00 AM ET, October 22, 2017


 Top News: 
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:20 minutes ago
Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman both deserve to return to Yankees on new deals  —  HOUSTON — The two most significant free agents now that the Yankees' season has come to a disappointing end both deserve to return in 2018 back after retooling and guiding the franchise to within one victory of the World Series.
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Joe Girardi won't use Masahiro Tanaka or Luis Severino in Game 7, Chad Green unlikely for Yankees  —  HOUSTON — Joe Girardi said Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Severino would be unavailable for Game 7.  Chad Green probably would be unavailable as well, after he threw 38 pitches in Game 6.
Marc Normandin /
Yankees vs. Astros 2017 live results: Score updates and highlights from ALCS Game 7  —  The 2017 postseason has its Game 7.  We'll know for sure who will meet the Dodgers in the World Series after this Yankees-Astros showdown.  —  PIN  —  If we don't see another Game 7 in the 2017 postseason, we're at least going to have this one.
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
Your guide to ALCS Game 7: Who is headed to the World Series?  —  HOUSTON — Justin Verlander had just thrown 99 pitches over seven high-stress innings Friday night to help save the Houston Astros' season when he was asked if he might be available to get any outs as a reliever Saturday night.
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Astros hope Jose Altuve's rare show of emotion continues with more offense in Game 7 vs. Yankees
MoiseKapenda Bower / UPI:   Justin Verlander, Houston Astros force Game 7 vs. New York Yankees
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
Astros' Dallas Keuchel to be available out of bullpen for Game 7
New York Daily News:   Luis Severino blinked first for Yankees as right-hander was outdueled by Justin Verlander
Bradford DoolittleESPN / ESPN:
Corey Seager to face live pitching at workouts before Dodgers decide  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers waited 29 years for a National League pennant.  Now they are waiting a couple more days to make their final roster decisions for the World Series, which begins Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.
MoiseKapenda Bower / UPI:
ALCS: Houston Astros blank New York Yankees, advance to World Series  —  HOUSTON — Evan Gattis and Jose Altuve belted solo home runs and the Houston Astros, laughingstocks throughout the majors following their relocation from the National League, claimed their first American League pennant …
Fox Sports:
AP source: Cubs part with pitching coach Bosio  —  CHICAGO (AP) Chris Bosio is out as the Chicago Cubs' pitching coach after six seasons.  —  A person familiar with the situation says the team said the team will not pick up his contract option for next season.
Jon Heyman / FanRag Sports:
Cora offered and expected to take Red Sox job
Robert Murray / FanRag Sports:
Cubs fire longtime pitching coach Chris Bosio
Fox Sports:
Tigers could be under the radar for a while during rebuild  —  DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers hired Ron Gardenhire to be their manager - and that may be the most newsworthy thing they do for a while.  —  With the managerial opening filled, the rest of the rebuilding process now resumes, and patience will be of the essence.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Gardenhire's road to the Detroit Tigers dugout: Detour for cancer didn't dim his passion
Baseball America:
Minor League Transactions |  —  A summary of minor league maneuvering for the period Sept. 30-Oct. 13.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout and MLB Trade Rumors
Fox Sports:
Giants reassign pitching coach Dave Righetti, other staffers  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have reassigned longtime pitching coach Dave Righetti from manager Bruce Bochy's field staff to special assistant to the general manager, working under Bobby Evans.
Bob Raissman / New York Daily News:
Letting David Ortiz hijack studio show will come back to bite Fox Sports  —  When their World Series coverage begins Tuesday night, Fox Sports suits should change the name of their pre and postgame programs to “The Big Papi Show.”  —  David Ortiz has hijacked the studio proceedings …
Cubs dismiss pitching coach Chris Bosio after six seasons  —  The Chicago Cubs will not exercise their option to retain pitching coach Chris Bosio for 2018, a source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.  —  Bosio had been with the Cubs since 2012, joining the franchise when Theo Epstein became team president.
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