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12:45 AM ET, October 16, 2020


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Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register:
Dodgers on brink of elimination after another Braves rookie stifles them in NLCS  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — After losing the first two games of the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers didn't think it was time to worry.  “We all know who we are,” Max Muncy said.
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:
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 …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Braves are making the improbable real against the Dodgers in NLCS
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Los Angeles Dodgers scratch Clayton Kershaw from Game 2 start
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.
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.
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.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Believe it or not, Hall of Famer Tony La Russa could be the next White Sox manager
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 …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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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