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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.
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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 …
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.
Ted Berg / USA Today:
Why Astros have an edge over the Red Sox in the ALCS  —  After the Boston Red Sox secured an American League Championship Series berth with a nail-biting win over the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALDS on Tuesday, they returned to Boston to prepare for a best-of-seven set with a Houston Astros club …
Discussion: Over the Monster
ESPN:   What if Eduardo Nunez had been playing back one more foot ...
Hunter Atkins / Houston Chronicle:
Texas ties abound for Red Sox in ALCS vs. Astros
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
Adam Kilgore / Chicago Tribune:   Under-fire umpire Angel Hernandez likely done for playoffs, but not for reason you think
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
Mike Fitzpatrick / Toronto Sun:
Home for good: Yankees eliminated by rival Red Sox in ALDS
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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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Carlos Monarrez / Detroit Free Press:   My pick for Detroit Tigers' next play-by-play announcer
ESPN:
Report: Tigers won't retain TV broadcasters Mario Impemba and Rod Allen
Discussion: Bless You Boys
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 …
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Jon Tayler / Sports Illustrated:
Do the Brewers Have the Starting Pitching to Stop the Dodgers?  — The Brewers have a loaded bullpen and several big bats.  It's the starting pitching that is the question.  —  On Friday night, the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw, the greatest pitcher of his generation, to the mound in Milwaukee to open the NLCS.
Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register:
Dodgers' Ross Stripling was tipping pitches ‘big time’ but believes he's eliminated the issue
Discussion: DodgerBlue.com
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds top prospect Nick Senzel needs surgery on elbow, out 4-6 weeks in offseason  —  GOODYEAR, Arizona - Learning the outfield throughout the past month, Cincinnati Reds top prospect Nick Senzel was hopeful that he could continue playing his new positions in the Arizona Fall League.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Red Reporter
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Dave Clark / Cincinnati.com:
Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis to coach clinic at MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy  —  The Cincinnati Reds announced a series of upcoming Reds Coaches Education and Training clinics at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy and Great American Ball Park, and the first one will feature Reds Hall …
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:   Cincinnati Reds star prospect Taylor Trammell working on finding his voice
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
For Braves, this winter is chance to join MLB's upper class  —  Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies stood over the dugout railing at the conclusion of Game 4, watching the Dodgers celebrate on the SunTrust Park infield.  —  The Braves had a front-row view to the franchise they want to become.
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Mark Bradley / The Charlotte Observer:   Six key items on Braves' offseason to-do list
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
ESPN:
Cardinals, Adam Wainwright agree to 1-year deal for 2019  —  The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to terms with pitcher Adam Wainwright on a one-year deal for 2019, the team announced Thursday.  —  Wainwright will be entering his 15th major league season — all with the Cardinals …
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.
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:
Sources: Rangers have done significant due diligence on at least 7 managerial candidates, including Sandy Alomar Jr. and Mark DeRosa  —  The Rangers have yet to finalize their list of interviews for their vacant managerial spot, but have done significant due diligence on at least five external candidates …
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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
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Greinke?  Corbin?  Arenado?  The ideal Yankees offseason of reloading  —  The Braves reached the playoffs 14 straight times and captured a single title.  The Bills made four Super Bowls in a row, won none of them.  —  They are symbols of losing in our sports society.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
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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
 
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