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8:25 PM ET, October 11, 2018


 Top News: 
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.
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:
A capsule look at the Astros-Red Sox playoff series  —  A look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox:  —  ___  —  Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Boston, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Sunday, at Boston, 7:09 p.m.; Game 3 …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
ALCS: Managers Alex Cora, A.J. Hinch share brotherly bond, but now oppose each other  —  BOSTON — They would argue, aggravate one another, raise their voices, and had days they barely could stand looking at each other.  —  It was as if A.J. Hinch and Alex Cora were siblings …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Yankees are in good shape at manager as long as Aaron Boone is willing to learn from his 2018 mistakes  —  Aaron Boone has a lot to learn.  —  That's not an indictment on his first year as a manager, it's just a statement of fact.  Coming into this assignment with zero experience in management or coaching …
Associated Press:   Cora sticking with David Price for Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros
Ted Berg / USA Today:
Why Astros have an edge over the Red Sox in the ALCS
Alex Reimer / WEEI:
Brock Holt shows support for David Price on D&K: ‘We want him on the mound’ in Game 2
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:   New York Yankees pitching in review and outlook for 2019
Hunter Atkins / Houston Chronicle:
Texas ties abound for Red Sox in ALCS vs. Astros
Discussion: Over the Monster
ESPN:   What if Eduardo Nunez had been playing back one more foot ...
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Confident Red Sox dismiss the doubters who think they don't have a chance against Astros
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 …
Associated Press:
Brewers going with Gio Gonzalez in Game 1 of NLCS  —  MILWAUKEE — Gio Gonzalez will start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.  —  The Brewers have chosen Wade Miley to start in Game 2 on Saturday …
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.
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Jared Wyllys / Sporting News:
Craig Counsell on his managerial journey, style: 'I'm a product of my experiences'
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register:
Dodgers' Ross Stripling was tipping pitches ‘big time’ but believes he's eliminated the issue
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.
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
Bobby Nightengale /
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
Dave Clark /   Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis to coach clinic at MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy
Bobby Nightengale /   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.
Mark Bradley / The Charlotte Observer:   Six key items on Braves' offseason to-do list
Chris Cwik / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Report: Cubs fire hitting coach Chili Davis after just one season  —  The Chicago Cubs have found their scapegoat.  After failing to advance past the National League wild-card game, the  —  Cubs have fired hitting coach Chili Davis, according to Bruce Levine of WSCR.  —  Davis was fired after just one year on the job.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
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 …
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.
Associated Press:
MLB: Houston shortstop Carlos Correa struggles with back problem as ALCS looms
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Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Dansby Swanson expected to be 100 percent before spring training
Discussion: Talking Chop
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:
Sources: Rangers have done significant due diligence on at least 7 managerial candidates …
Discussion: Cubs Insider
Craig EdwardsSpecial to / ESPN:
What's next for the losing teams from the Division Series?
Discussion: Purple Row