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10:05 AM ET, October 10, 2018


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Ronald Blum / Associated Press:
Red Sox hold off Yanks in Game 4, face Astros in ALCS  —  The Red Sox move on to the ALCS to face the Houston Astros in a matchup of clubs with MLB's two best regular-season records.  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees' ninth-inning rally that ended …
Mike Fitzpatrick / Toronto Sun:
Home for good: Yankees eliminated by rival Red Sox in ALDS  —  NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees couldn't wait to get back home.  —  Now, that's exactly where they're staying.  —  CC Sabathia became the latest pitcher to put New York in an early hole as rookie manager …
Red Sox blast ‘New York, New York’ after eliminating Yankees  —  The Boston Red Sox can “Name That Tune” in one note, or so it seems, as they had the last word in musical taunting after knocking the New York Yankees out of the postseason in front of the home crowd at Yankee Stadium.
Coley Harvey / ESPN:
After elimination, Yankees reflect on season and look ahead to 2019  —  NEW YORK — As he stood in the middle of the New York Yankees' clubhouse, a glossy-eyed Brett Gardner summed up the feelings that lingered in the dry air late Tuesday night.  —  “It's just tough right now,” the 35-year-old outfielder said, pausing.
Ted Berg / USA Today:
After disappointing end to 2018, where do the Yankees go from here?  —  NEW YORK — The Yankees' 2018 campaign ended in indignity on Tuesday night as the Red Sox celebrated an ALCS berth at Yankee Stadium after the Bombers' too-little, too-late comeback effort against Craig Kimbrel in the ninth died on an infield dribbler.
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Red Sox advance to ALCS after dramatic bottom of the 9th  —  NEW YORK — Boston Red Sox fans don't have any fingernails left after a stomach-churning bottom of the ninth, but their team is moving on the American League Championship Series.  —  The winningest team in Red Sox franchise history held …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
J.A. Happ is available out of the bullpen Tuesday, and Yankees are leaning toward Masahiro Tanaka in a Game 5...if it gets there  —  J.A. Happ may be skipped if the Yankees are able to force a Game 5 of the American League Division Series.  Aaron Boone would not commit to starting the left hander …
Alex Bregman annoyed Astros played three day games during ALDS
Discussion: MLB Baseball News … and
Associated Press:   MLB announces schedule for Games 1 and 2 of ALCS
Scott Boeck / USA Today:   Yankees' CC Sabathia calls umpire Angel Hernandez ‘terrible’ after ALDS Game 4
Scott Chiusano / New York Daily News:   Red Sox blast ‘New York, New York’ and pop champagne in visitors' clubhouse, clapping back at Aaron Judge and Yankees
Daily Record:
Aaron Boone catches heat from Twitter for leaving CC Sabathia in as Yankees trail Red Sox
Discussion: Boston Globe
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Late warmups aside, Luis Severino has not been a reliable ace in October, which means the Yankees need to find one
R.J. Anderson /
CC Sabathia says umpire Angel Hernandez is ‘terrible,’ and shouldn't be ‘anywhere near’ postseason games
Hayden Bird / Boston Globe:
Joe Torre on what he regrets from 2004, friendship with Bill Belichick, and how he's received in Boston
Discussion: and CBS Boston
Coley Harvey / ESPN:   Aaron Hicks returns to lineup for Yankees; Brock Holt sits for Red Sox
Gulf News:   Astros, Dodgers advance in MLB play-offs
Matt Ehalt / USA Today:
MLB playoffs: Is CC Sabathia making his last start for the Yankees?
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
ESPN:   Your Tuesday ALDS guide: Will the Red Sox eliminate the Yankees?
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
How an 0-for-45 slump shaped Craig Counsell's managerial career  —  MILWAUKEE — It was right around the time current Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell was in a record 0-for-45 streak at the plate that he was approached by general manager Doug Melvin about his post-playing career plans.
Todd Rosiak / USA Today:   Brewers offense will be tested by Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of NLCS
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Which Braves pitchers should return in 2019?  —  Of the eight youngest pitchers to start a game in the majors this season, five were Braves.  —  Four of those young starters won their major league debut — matching a feat that's only occurred once in 110 seasons.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Which Braves position players should return in 2019?  —  The Atlanta Braves got younger as the 2018 season progressed.  —  The average age of players on the active roster on Opening Day was 29.  On the final day of the season the average age was 27.  —  On May 1 in New York …
Tim Dierkes / MLB Trade Rumors:
Projected Arbitration Salaries For 2019  —  As explained here, Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors have developed an accurate model to project arbitration salaries.  This is the eighth year we've done these projections, and I'm proud to present the results for 2019.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Javier Baez projected to receive $6 million raise in arbitration
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
4 offseason questions for the Cubs about their catchers  —  Photos of Cubs catcher Willson Contreras.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  This is the third in a series of a position-by-position analyses about the Cubs entering the offseason.  —  Next up: Catching  —  Contreras' premature excitement …
Tom Haudricourt / USA Today:
Brewers showed you can have constant flux in starting rotation and still play in October  —  When the Milwaukee Brewers advanced to the National League Championship Series in 2011, they had remarkable stability in their starting rotation that teams seldom enjoy.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Moments to remember from the Detroit Tigers' 2018 season  —  We unearthed thousands of Free Press photo negatives and one sports writer's score book to tell the tale of baseball's greats.  “Bless you, boys.”  Brian Kaufman, Detroit Free Press  —  CONNECT
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