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11:50 AM ET, October 11, 2018

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Jimmy Golen / Toronto Sun:
After Series win with Astros, Cora aims to knock them out  —  BOSTON (AP) Alex Cora led Boston to a victory over the hated Yankees.  Next up for the first-year Red Sox manager: The team he left after winning a World Series as a bench coach last season.  —  “I've been talking …
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David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Alex Cora pushed all the right buttons in getting Red Sox to ALCS  —  NEW YORK — John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, stood inside the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium late Tuesday night, answering questions from a group of reporters as the victory celebration blared in the background.
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?
Associated Press:
Cora sticking with David Price for Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros  —  BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora is sticking with David Price, saying Wednesday the left-hander will start Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston despite an unprecedented history of playoff struggles.
Hunter Atkins / Houston Chronicle:
Texas ties abound for Red Sox in ALCS vs. Astros  —  The familiarity between the managers in the American League Championship Series will be an exhaustively discussed topic leading into Game 1 on Saturday.  —  “Obviously there's some history between the two teams,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday.
Discussion: Over the Monster
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Confident Red Sox dismiss the doubters who think they don't have a chance against Astros
Wallace Matthews / New York Daily News:
The Yankees sealed their 2018 fate when they refused to go after a stud starter like Jacob deGrom
ESPN:   Red Sox's Chris Sale will start Game 1 of ALCS vs. Astros' Justin Verlander
Ronald Blum / Associated Press:   Red Sox hold off Yanks in Game 4, face Astros in ALCS
Andy Clayton / New York Daily News:   5 things that doomed the Yankees vs. the Red Sox in ALDS
Mike Fitzpatrick / Toronto Sun:
Home for good: Yankees eliminated by rival Red Sox in ALDS
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jesse Yomtov / USA Today:
Should the Red Sox be worried about Craig Kimbrel?
Discussion: Over the Monster
Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register:
Dodgers' Ross Stripling was tipping pitches ‘big time’ but believes he's eliminated the issue  —  LOS ANGELES — After making the National League All-Star team in midseason, Ross Stripling had a 6.41 ERA in the second half and was left off the Dodgers' roster for their National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves.
Discussion: DodgerBlue.com
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Tim Kurkjian / ESPN:
Three reasons the Dodgers will beat the Brewers in the NLCS  —  All we can ask of our league championship series is that the two best teams are involved, which is precisely the case with the National League Championship Series.  The Milwaukee Brewers have won 11 in a row …
Discussion: New Jersey Online
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:   Left off the Dodgers' World Series roster last year, Curtis Granderson has moved on
Adam Kilgore / Chicago Tribune:   Under-fire umpire Angel Hernandez likely done for playoffs, but not for reason you think
ESPN:   Burgers and Brew(ers): Wisconsin restaurant ready to dish out free burgers if Brewers win 12 straight
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:   How an 0-for-45 slump shaped Craig Counsell's managerial career
Associated Press:
MLB tells panel it wants 0.25 percent ‘integrity fee’ from casinos  —  LAS VEGAS — Major League Baseball and the casino industry are entrenched in their views on a league proposal to get a cut from wagers placed on the sport following the repeal of a federal ban on sports betting earlier this year.
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Associated Press:
MLB: Houston shortstop Carlos Correa struggles with back problem as ALCS looms
Anthony Fenech / USA Today:
What really happened between Detroit Tigers announcers involved in altercation?  —  At the beginning of the end of Mario and Rod, there was an early afternoon interview on the schedule.  There was a comfortable chair in the visiting television booth at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago.
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ESPN:
Report: Tigers won't retain TV broadcasters Mario Impemba and Rod Allen
Scott Lauber / Philly.com:
How much can the Phillies spend this offseason?  |  Extra Innings  —  For the Phillies, the postseason only reinforces that they are not real contenders yet.  —  The Atlanta Braves lived the Phillies' fantasy by winning the NL East with a young, mostly inexperienced roster.
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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
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Greinke? Corbin? Arenado? The ideal Yankees offseason of reloading
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:
New York Yankees pitching in review and outlook for 2019  —  NEW YORK - In a way, the Yankees are exactly where they were heading into last offseason.  —  Pitching is their greatest need, with big gaps to fill in the starting rotation and options on how to maintain an elite, late-inning relief corps.
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Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:   Miguel Andujar doesn't play for Yankees in Game 4, will wait on Rookie of the Year
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:   New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres' strong rookie season ends with groundout that closed out ALDS
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.
Discussion: Purple Row
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds star prospect Taylor Trammell working on finding his voice  —  Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati Enquirer  —  SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - Taylor Trammell, one of the Reds' top prospects, played well throughout the first half of the season and was named to the league's All-Star Game …
 
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