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2:35 PM ET, October 16, 2020


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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.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Braves are making the improbable real against the Dodgers in NLCS
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Carlos Correa plays hero for Houston Astros with walk-off HR in ALCS Game 5  —  One of the great historical debates in baseball is whether Babe Ruth really did call his shot in the 1932 World Series.  —  There is no doubt about Carlos Correa: The Houston Astros star definitely called …
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 …
Tim Dierkes / MLB Trade Rumors:
Projected Arbitration Salaries For 2021  —  Matt Swartz has created a model to project salaries for arbitration eligible players, which we've been publishing at MLB Trade Rumors for ten years.  This winter, due to the pandemic and 60-game MLB season, there's more uncertainty than ever with arbitration, as I explained here.
Shams Charania / The Athletic:
NBA Free Agency news, Anthony Davis, Lakers decisions, Heat deals and more  —  Amid a suspension of nearly five months due to the coronavirus pandemic and social injustice unrest in America, the NBA crowned a champion: The Los Angeles Lakers over the Miami Heat in six games.
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,
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 …
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