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Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Before he goes ‘back into the zoo’ of free agency, Dallas Keuchel must deal for the Braves  —  ST. LOUIS — Atlanta Braves starter Dallas Keuchel is on a mission — and it's not just to win the World Series this postseason in the MLB playoffs.  That goes without saying …
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Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Mark Melancon: I didn't realize how good Braves were until I got here  —  The Braves and Cardinals play Game 3 of the NLDS Sunday afternoon.  Beforehand, Braves manager Brian Snitker and closer Mark Melancon were among those who spoke with reporters in St. Louis.  —  • Snitker still didn't name a starter for Game 4.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Connor Grott / UPI:
NLDS: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves in 10th, force Game 5  —  Yadier Molina came through twice for the St. Louis Cardinals and forced a deciding Game 5 of their NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves after a 5-4 win in extra innings Monday.  —  Molina hit the game-tying single …
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
Mark Townsend / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
NLDS Game 3: Braves rally in ninth inning to stun Cardinals
Discussion: Talking Chop and Viva El Birdos
Connor Grott / UPI:
NLDS: Nationals' Anibal Sanchez to start over Max Scherzer vs. Dodgers  —  The Washington Nationals will start Anibal Sanchez instead of Max Scherzer for Game 3 of their National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  —  The Nationals announced the pitching change Sunday, less than nine hours before first pitch.
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Gary Sanchez's improvement behind the plate paying off for Yankees catcher
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Les Carpenter / Washington Post:
Redskins fire Coach Jay Gruden after 0-5 start  —  Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden has been fired after the team's 0-5 start to the season.  —  Gruden was summoned to the team's facility in Ashburn for a 5 a.m. meeting Monday by owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen, who informed him of the decision.
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 …
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Glenn Singer / UPI:
Cole strikes out 15 as Astros top Rays for 2-0 ALDS lead
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Red Sox Announce Coaching Staff Changes  —  The Red Sox announced several notable changes to the coaching staff under manager Alex Cora.  In particular, the club will be hiring a new pitching coach duo.  —  While the Boston organization will retain the services of pitching coach Dana LeVangie …
Matt Breen / Inquirer.com:
John Middleton nears a decision on Gabe Kapler, asks Phillies players for input  —  Gabe Kapler's future as Phillies manager could be determined by his players, as team owner John Middleton, according to a source, has sought input on Kapler from members of the roster as he nears a decision …
Los Angeles Times:
Nationals force a decisive Game 5 with 6-1 win over Dodgers  —  The Dodgers fail to close out the series after giving up four runs in the fifth inning of a 6-1 loss to the Nationals.  The series is tied 2-2 heading into Game 5 on Wednesday.
Andy Martino / SNY:
Sources: Mets doing background work on Carlos Beltran, mutual interest between player and team  —  Beltran had bumpy tenure as a member of the Mets  —  MINNEAPOLIS — The Carlos Beltran- as-Mets-manager speculation has now grown legs and turned into an actual story.
Patrick Mooney / The Athletic:
As the Cubs look to get younger in the rotation, Cole Hamels will make his pitch as a free agent  —  All the season-defining moments blurred together for the Cubs, and so did all the theories about the team's inconsistencies.  —  The Cubs played too tight on the field and acted too loose in the clubhouse.
Phil Matier / San Francisco Chronicle:
The Las Vegas A's?  Baseball commissioner tells Oakland it could happen  —  Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made it clear to Oakland officials that the A's proposed waterfront ballpark and the team's desire to develop at the Coliseum is an “all in one” proposition …
Marly Rivera / ESPN:
Reggie Jackson on Yankees' Didi Gregorius: 'Don't wake him up'  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Of course Mr. October would see it coming.  Back in the dog days of August, when Didi Gregorius was mired in a terrible slump, special adviser to the general manager Reggie Jackson singled out the New York Yankees shortstop …
 
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