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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 …
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Yankees' CC Sabathia critical of umpire Angel Hernandez after loss  —  Umpire Angel Hernandez — who had four plays reviewed at first base in the first four innings of Game 3 on Monday night, three of which were overturned — didn't get any better Tuesday night, at least not as far as one New York Yankees player was concerned.
Adam Kilgore / Chicago Tribune:
Under-fire umpire Angel Hernandez likely done for playoffs, but not for reason you think  —  The Washington Post  —  His team's season had just ended in the American League Division Series, and before the New York Yankees exited into the chill of winter, veteran left-hander CC Sabathia …
ESPN:
Red Sox's Chris Sale will start Game 1 of ALCS vs. Astros' Justin Verlander  —  Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that ace Chris Sale will start Game 1 and David Price will start Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, which starts Saturday.
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 …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Brian Cashman, Yankees need to get to work this winter to avoid World Series drought hitting the decade mark  —  It has been nine years now since the Yankees last celebrated a World Series championship.  —  After watching their bitter division rival Red Sox celebrate ending their 2018 season …
Wallace Matthews / New York Daily News:
The Yankees sealed their 2018 fate when they refused to go after a stud starter like Jacob deGrom  —  The Yankees pursuit of a 28th World Championship officially came to an end at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday night when their last-gasp challenge to overturn Gleyber Torres' ninth-inning groundout …
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.
Andy Clayton / New York Daily News:   5 things that doomed the Yankees vs. the Red Sox in ALDS
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:   New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres' strong rookie season ends with groundout that closed out ALDS
Coley Harvey / ESPN:   After elimination, Yankees reflect on season and look ahead to 2019
Jesse Yomtov / USA Today:   Should the Red Sox be worried about Craig Kimbrel?
ESPN:
Red Sox blast ‘New York, New York’ after eliminating Yankees
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Rob Bradford / WEEI:
The story behind Chris Sale pitching in Game 4
Discussion: NESN.com
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Red Sox advance to ALCS after dramatic bottom of the 9th
Danny Knobler / Bleacher Report:
Overmatched Yankees End Season with Shortcomings Everywhere Against the Red Sox
Discussion: CBS Boston, NESN.com and ESPN
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
Associated Press:   MLB announces schedule for Games 1 and 2 of ALCS
Daily Record:
Aaron Boone catches heat from Twitter for leaving CC Sabathia in as Yankees trail Red Sox
Discussion: Boston Globe
ESPN:
Burgers and Brew(ers): Wisconsin restaurant ready to dish out free burgers if Brewers win 12 straight  —  A Wisconsin burger chain restaurant is gearing up for another big giveaway if the Milwaukee Brewers can open the National League Championship Series with another win.
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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.
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:   Left off the Dodgers' World Series roster last year, Curtis Granderson has moved on
Todd Rosiak / USA Today:
Brewers offense will be tested by Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of NLCS
Tom Haudricourt / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:   No Game 1 starter named yet but increase in pitching staff likely for Brewers in NLCS
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
Miguel Andujar doesn't play for Yankees in Game 4, will wait on Rookie of the Year  —  Sean Farrell, Staff Writer, @seanfarrell92  —  NEW YORK — As the Yankees season ended with another poor offensive night, the team's doubles machines could only watch from the bench.
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
J.A. Happ is available out of the bullpen Tuesday, and Yankees are leaning toward Masahiro Tanaka …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
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
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
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.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   Which Braves position players should return in 2019?
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Nationals Acquire Kyle Barraclough  —  The Nationals announced that they have acquired reliever Kyle Barraclough in a trade with the Marlins.  An unknown amount of international bonus availability will head to Miami in the swap.  —  This transaction comes as a surprise …
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
Discussion: Bless You Boys
 
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