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8:20 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 …
Alex Bregman annoyed Astros played three day games during ALDS  —  Third baseman Alex Bregman made it pretty clear after the Houston Astros swept the Cleveland Indians during the ALDS: This is not how you should treat the defending world champions.  —  EDITOR'S PICKS
Discussion: MLB Baseball News … and
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.
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.
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 …
Associated Press:
MLB announces schedule for Games 1 and 2 of ALCS  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Bregman is getting his wish — the Houston Astros are headed for prime time.  —  Major League Baseball released the schedule for Games 1 and 2 of the NL and AL Championship Series on Tuesday, and the Astros …
Scott Boeck / USA Today:
Yankees' CC Sabathia calls umpire Angel Hernandez ‘terrible’ after ALDS Game 4  —  Major League Baseball umpire Angel Hernandez was public enemy No. 1 after Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.  —  Serving as the first base umpire …
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 …
Daily Record:
Aaron Boone catches heat from Twitter for leaving CC Sabathia in as Yankees trail Red Sox  —  Another early deficit against the Red Sox for the Yankees led to more heat directed at Aaron Boone.  —  Boone opted to leave CC Sabathia in during the third inning, where Boston proceeded …
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  —  Start spreading the booze.  —  The Red Sox are leaving today with an ALDS Series victory, and they are not going without taking a parting shot at the Yankees.
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Yankees get Aaron Hicks back for ALDS elimination game, Red Sox sit Brock Holt after historic cycle
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
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
R.J. Anderson /
CC Sabathia says umpire Angel Hernandez is ‘terrible,’ and shouldn't be ‘anywhere near’ postseason games
Coley Harvey / ESPN:   Aaron Hicks returns to lineup for Yankees; Brock Holt sits for Red Sox
Matt Ehalt / USA Today:   MLB playoffs: Is CC Sabathia making his last start for the Yankees?
ESPN:   Your Tuesday ALDS guide: Will the Red Sox eliminate the Yankees?
Zach Crizer / Baseball Prospectus:   Playoff Prospectus: Anatomy of an Avalanche
Todd Rosiak / USA Today:
Brewers offense will be tested by Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of NLCS  —  If the Milwaukee Brewers are going to take a 1-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, the offense is going to have to be operating on all cylinders from the opening pitch.
Gulf News:   Astros, Dodgers advance in MLB play-offs
Houston Mitchell / Los Angeles Times:
How the Dodgers have fared against the Milwaukee Brewers
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Associated Press:
Machado, Dodgers finish off Braves
Jorge Castillo / Los Angeles Times:
Ryan Madson, a late addition to bullpen, gets Dodgers out of bases-loaded jam in Game 4
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
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
Bill Dow / Detroit Free Press:
Mickey Lolich's epic World Series wins still turn heads, 50 years later  —  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
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Every MLB team's regular season MVP … The Diamondbacks' top baseball operations executives sat down with owner Ken Kendrick last week, the first of what they expect will be several such meetings as the organization embarks upon an uncharted offseason.  —  “I think he's open-minded …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Broadcasters Rod Allen, Mario Impemba won't return to Detroit Tigers
Discussion: Detroit News and Bless You Boys
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves expected to extend manager Brian Snitker's contract
Discussion: Talking Chop
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Anibal Sanchez will continue playing, hopes to remain with Braves
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