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5:40 PM ET, October 6, 2019


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USA Today:
How to watch Yankees vs. Twins: MLB live stream, schedule, TV channel, start time for ALDS Game 2  —  The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins meet in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Saturday, the day after New York took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series with a 10-4 win at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Jake Seiner / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Gregorius, Yanks stagger Twins again, lead ALDS 2-0  —  Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a seven-run third inning and the  —  Minnesota Twins again, cruising to an 8-2 victory Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series.  —  Uber driver-turned-rookie big leaguer
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Gary Sanchez's improvement behind the plate paying off for Yankees catcher  —  Adam Ottavino knew the reputation.  Zack Britton had not heard good things.  The mistakes of a young catcher have been dogging Gary Sanchez his whole career.  So the two relievers came to the Yankees a little wary of working with the 26-year old.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Mike Oz / Tampa Bay Rays on Yahoo! Sports:
ALDS Game 2: Gerrit Cole's 15-K masterpiece gives Astros 2-0 advantage over Rays  —  In what will go down as one of the most dominant pitching performances in postseason history, Gerrit Cole masterfully struck out batter after batter Saturday night.  Fifteen of them in total …
Associated Press:
Gerrit Cole Strikes Out 15 and Alex Bregman Homers as Astros Top Rays in ALDS Game 2  —  Alex Bregman obliged Astros fans chanting MVP and Gerrit Cole struck out 15 in Houston's win over the Rays.  —  HOUSTON — Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Glenn Singer / UPI:
Cole strikes out 15 as Astros top Rays for 2-0 ALDS lead  —  Gerrit Cole struck out 15 batters in 7 2/3 innings, leading the hometown Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday in Game 2 of the American League Division Series at Minute Maid Park.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cards' Helsley, a member of Cherokee Nation, calls ‘chop’ chant ‘disappointing, disrespectful’  —  St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley pitches in the seventh inning during a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.
Connor Grott / UPI:
NLDS: St. Louis Cardinals hold off Atlanta Braves to grab 1-0 series lead
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves' Chris Martin Likely Out For Rest Of Postseason
Nine shot, four people killed in KCK bar shooting  —  KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Four people were killed in an overnight shooting at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, according to police.  —  Around 1:30 a.m Sunday., officers responded to a shooting at Tequila KC Bar at 10th Street and Central Avenue.
Discussion: UPI and New York Post
Bruce Levine / 670 The Score:
Loretta: Cubs Need More Structure, Accountability  —  Mark Loretta interviewed for the Cubs' managerial opening Thursday.  —  (670 The Score) The first individual to interview for the Cubs' managerial vacancy went into detail Saturday about what he believes needs to change and how he would approach the job.
Discussion: Cubs Insider and MLB Trade Rumors
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Launch Managerial Interviews
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Eddie Matz / ESPN:
Leaning on Max Scherzer-Stephen Strasburg duo, Nationals conjure up win-now magic  —  MLB, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers  —  LOS ANGELES — The Washington Nationals' bullpen spent the regular season defying belief.  During the MLB postseason, the Nats are defying convention.
Sam Mellinger / Kansas City Star:
Why the Royals' search for their next manager is deliberate ... and what that means  —  The Royals are in the ultimate transition, in ways huge and tiny, and the path of one specific transition will say so much about the rest.  —  This is the first defining moment of the new Royals — of John Sherman's Royals.
Steve Somers Show / WFAN Sports Radio 66AM 101.9FM:
Buck Showalter Tells WFAN He Wants To Be Considered For Mets Job  —  Buck Showalter says he'd like to be considered for the Mets' managerial opening, although he admits he's uncomfortable publicly campaigning for it.  —  Listen to your team news NOW.  —  The veteran manager was a guest on Steve Somers' WFAN show on Thursday night.
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