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Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
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.
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Led by Jose Altuve, Astros' journey to World Series shows the heart of a champion  —  HOUSTON — Manager A.J. Hinch loves to poke fun at the perception of his Houston Astros as an “analytical” organization.  He's a Stanford graduate, general manager Jeff Luhnow is an Ivy Leaguer with roots …
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 …
Mike Lupica / New York Daily News:
Yankees' failure to score runs on road is reminiscent of how they lost 2001 World Series  —  So this was a Yankee season that ended the way a World Series ended for them in Phoenix, Ariz. one time, a long time ago.  The Yankees won three games in the middle of the 2001 Series that will always …
Marc Normandin / SBNation.com:
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.
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Joe Girardi won't use Masahiro Tanaka or Luis Severino in Game 7, Chad Green unlikely for Yankees
ESPN:   Dodgers vs. Astros: Star-studded World Series will hinge on depth
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
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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.
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Scott Boeck / USA Today:25 minutes ago
World Series droughts: Who's gone the longest without winning a pennant?  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series after a 29-year drought, while the Houston Astros only had to wait 12 years since their last appearance.  —  Since 2000, 19 franchises have reached the Fall Classic, with 11 winning the championship.
Charlotte Knights / The Charlotte Observer:
Paul Sullivan: Cubs should be back in contention in 2018, but you can't count on it  —  When a team with as much young talent as the Cubs have goes down hard in the postseason, it's easy to promote the idea they will be back next year.  —  Even if the Cubs decide to part ways with free agents Jake Arrieta …
USA Today:
World Series: Four facts that make the Astros-Dodgers clash historic  —  With 10 teams now qualifying for Major League Baseball's playoffs - which were already very much a crapshoot - an argument can be made that sometimes, the best team doesn't win the World Series.  —  That argument will be much harder to make this year.
Jorge L. Ortiz / USA Today:
No apologies needed as amazing Astros crash the World Series: ‘We spoiled the party’  —  HOUSTON - In reaching the World Series for just the second time in their 56-year history, the Houston Astros set up the first championship matchup pitting two 100-game-winning teams since 1970.
Fox Sports:   AP source: Cubs part with pitching coach Bosio
Matt Bonesteel / Washington Post:
Vin Scully is retired. That won't change with the Dodgers in the World Series.
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.
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Gardenhire's road to the Detroit Tigers dugout: Detour for cancer didn't dim his passion
 
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