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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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ESPN:
What if Eduardo Nunez had been playing back one more foot ...  Here's one way it could have gone differently: Eduardo Nunez was playing 115 feet from home plate.  The average third baseman this year, with two strikes on Gleyber Torres, played 117 feet deep.  —  What if Eduardo Nunez was playing 117 feet from home plate?
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.
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.
Discussion: Arizona Republic
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 …
Discussion: Boston Globe
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres' strong rookie season ends with groundout that closed out ALDS  —  NEW YORK - As the Red Sox waited to celebrate, Gleyber Torres knew their delay would not last long.  The umpires were going to review whether Torres had beaten out an infield single …
Andy Clayton / New York Daily News:
5 things that doomed the Yankees vs. the Red Sox in ALDS  —  When you win 100 games but then get quickly bounced in the division series, there are plenty of places to point the finger.  Here are five reasons why the Bombers are heading to the golf course while the Red Sox advance to meet the Astros in the ALCS.
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 …
Jesse Yomtov / USA Today:   Should the Red Sox be worried about Craig Kimbrel?
Coley Harvey / ESPN:   After elimination, Yankees reflect on season and look ahead to 2019
Rob Bradford / WEEI:
The story behind Chris Sale pitching in Game 4
Discussion: NESN.com
ESPN:
Red Sox blast ‘New York, New York’ after eliminating Yankees
Discussion: Cubs Insider and Pinstripe Alley
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Red Sox advance to ALCS after dramatic bottom of the 9th
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
ESPN:
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.
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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 …
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 …
R.J. Anderson / CBSSports.com:
CC Sabathia says umpire Angel Hernandez is ‘terrible,’ and shouldn't be ‘anywhere near’ postseason games
Scott Boeck / USA Today:   Yankees' CC Sabathia calls umpire Angel Hernandez ‘terrible’ after ALDS Game 4
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
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  —  The last time we saw Curtis Granderson ... well, we didn't see him.  On the eve of the World Series in 2017, the Dodgers dropped him from their roster.  He was 36.  He never had ridden in a championship parade.
Tom Haudricourt / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:   No Game 1 starter named yet but increase in pitching staff likely for Brewers in NLCS
Todd Rosiak / USA Today:
Brewers offense will be tested by Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of NLCS
Craig EdwardsSpecial to / ESPN:
What's next for the losing teams from the Division Series?  —  With the conclusion of the divisional round of the playoffs, four teams advance with a shot at a title still alive.  Conversely, four more teams join the rest of the league in thinking about next season.
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 …
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?
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.
Associated Press:
MLB: Houston shortstop Carlos Correa struggles with back problem as ALCS looms  —  Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa says he is in pain: Every swing and miss hurts his aching back, and on the bad days it can even be uncomfortable to walk.  —  Correa often puts on a brave face but he tells …
 
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