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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Braves are making the improbable real against the Dodgers in NLCS  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — For a National League Championship Series that seems to relish bringing the improbable to life, even this was outlandish.  It was the ninth inning of Game 2, and Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies yanked …
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
MLB playoffs 2020: Inside the historic first inning that saved the Los Angeles Dodgers' season  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Before conducting the autopsy of the blowout that was Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night, a reminder: There is no physical prize for winning …
Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register:
Dodgers set records with 11-run first inning in Game 3 demolition of Braves  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — The Dodgers showed life with a late rally in Game 2.  —  In Game 3, they dialed it up to ... 11.  —  The road team for the first time in this neutral-site National League Championship Series …
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Los Angeles Dodgers to evaluate Clayton Kershaw on Thursday  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Clayton Kershaw coming back to start Game 4 is “a likely possibility” but still uncertain, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday, two hours before Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Los Angeles Dodgers scratch Clayton Kershaw from Game 2 start
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Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Houston Astros' Zack Greinke on Dusty Baker leaving him in ALCS Game 4: ‘It was nice having someone have confidence in me’  —  In the age of analytics in baseball, a lot of longtime fans still appreciate the old-school ways.  As baseball's oldest manager, Houston's Dusty Baker has plenty of old school in him.
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Tim Brown / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Jose Altuve's yips have come at the worst possible time for Astros  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  Jose Altuve, as second baseman for the  —  Houston Astros, stands with the best players in professional baseball.  That he also stands 5-foot-6, and so to about the shoulders …
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Chicago White Sox get OK from Los Angeles Angels to talk to Tony La Russa about job, source says  —  The Los Angeles Angels have granted the Chicago White Sox permission to interview Tony La Russa for their managerial opening, a source told ESPN on Wednesday, confirming a report from USA Today.
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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Believe it or not, Hall of Famer Tony La Russa could be the next White Sox manager
TC Zencka / MLB Trade Rumors:
White Sox Part Ways With Rick Renteria
Danny Abriano / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Mets' Dominic Smith nominated for prestigious Hank Aaron Award  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Mets 1B/OF/DH Dominic Smith has been nominated for the 2020 Hank Aaron award, given out each year to the “most outstanding” offensive performer in each league.  —  Along with Smith,
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yankees Will Evaluate Catcher Position  —  The Yankees have largely stuck by catcher Gary Sanchez during what has been an up-and-down career, but it's possible that could change before next season.  Asked Wednesday about Sanchez's status, general manager Brian Cashman was not willing to commit …
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Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Max Stassi Undergoes Hip Surgery  —  The Angels announced that catcher Max Stassi underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.  He should take around four to six months to recover from the procedure.  —  Considering the timeline for Stassi's surgery, it's possible the Angels …
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James Wagner / New York Times:
Murky Financial Forecast Looms Over Yankees' Off-Season Questions  —  The Yankees have several roster issues to solve, but their biggest question is one every M.L.B. team will confront: How much can they spend after a pandemic-affected season?  —  At some point this off-season …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Wall Street Journal:
Billy Beane Set to Leave Baseball Behind in Fenway Sports Deal  —  He could turn to other sports ventures, including European soccer, working with billionaire John Henry  —  The proposed deal to take the parent company of the Boston Red Sox public leaves Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics executive of …
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Manny Margot latest to star for Tampa Bay Rays with 3-run HR, stunning catch in ALCS Game 2  —  The Tampa Bay Rays, a team that relies on small contributions from the many rather than large contributions from the few, seem to uncover a new hero with each step along their path to the American League pennant.
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Michael Shapiro / Sports Illustrated:
Manuel Margot Hits Homer, Robs Astros as Rays Eye 2-0 Lead in ALCS
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Joe Kay / Associated Press:
Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77  —  CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Morgan, the Hall of Fame second baseman who became the sparkplug of the Big Red Machine and the prototype for baseball's artificial turf era, has died.  He was 77.  —  He died at his home Sunday in Danville …
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