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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Defending World Series champion Dodgers survive NL wild-card vs. Cardinals with walk-off win  —  LOS ANGELES - Come on, it's Hollywood.  —  It's the drama everyone wants to see.  —  It's the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, one of the fiercest rivals in all of sports.
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J.P. Hoornstra / Orange County Register:
Dodgers' Max Scherzer labors, holds Cardinals to 1 run  —  Hand-picked to start the do-or-die game, Scherzer battles through 4-1/3 innings in L.A.'s 3-1 win  —  LOS ANGELES ― Max Scherzer gave it his best shot.  —  When Dodgers manager Dave Roberts walked to the mound and extended …
Discussion: Daily News and Press Telegram
Scooby Axson / USA Today:
Shirtless Max Scherzer in postgame interview: 'Can't talk.  I'm drunk'  —  Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Max Scherzer went through several emotions before and after the reigning World Series champions advanced to the National League Division Series.  —  In the postgame, alcohol-filled celebration …
Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register:
Dodgers edge Cardinals on Chris Taylor's walk-off home run, face Giants in NLDS  —  LOS ANGELES — It's a playoff matchup 130 years in the making.  —  Baseball's two best teams - the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants - will add a chapter to their ancient rivalry after Chris Taylor's two-run …
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Firing Jayce Tingler doesn't solve the real problem with the San Diego Padres  —  To nobody's surprise, the San Diego Padres fired manager Jayce Tingler after a bitterly disappointing 79-83 season that included a 26-43 mark in the second half.  Tingler may or may not have been a good manager …
Associated Press:
San Diego Padres fire Jayce Tingler in move made with eye on ‘big stage’  —  SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres still believe they have a World Series-caliber team despite a brutal late-season collapse that left them with yet another losing record.  —  If the Padres do make it to the Fall Classic …
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Los Angeles Dodgers hoping Max Muncy can return in postseason; no Tommy John surgery for Clayton Kershaw
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Associated Press:   Jayce Tingler hopes to remain San Diego Padres' manager despite historic collapse
Joon Lee / ESPN:
Yankees manager Aaron Boone ‘at peace’ with future up in air as New York's season ends  —  BOSTON — As the New York Yankees' season came to an end at the hands of the Boston Red Sox in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game, the spotlight shifted to manager Aaron Boone's contract situation and his future with the club.
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Another huge Yankees moment is here for Gerrit Cole
Associated Press:
Trevor Story won't rule out return to Colorado Rockies, but says ‘winning is at the top of the list’ among priorities as free agent  —  DENVER — Trevor Story's time in Denver may have just reached its final chapter.  —  The Colorado Rockies' standout shortstop is driven by one prevailing theme as he hits free agency: winning.
Discussion: Rox Pile
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Hannah Keyser / Yahoo Sports:
MLB plans COVID-19 vaccine mandate for minor-league players in 2022  —  Major League Baseball is finalizing a policy that would require all minor-league players to be vaccinated before the 2022 season, Yahoo Sports has learned.  It'll be the latest in a series of vaccine mandates that MLB …
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Matt Vasgersian leaving ESPN's ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ booth  —  Play-by-player Matt Vasgersian informed ESPN executives that he is leaving his position on “Sunday Night Baseball,” The Post has learned.  —  After four years teamed with Alex Rodriguez, Vasgersian wants to focus on new …
Associated Press:
McCullers shines as Astros beat White Sox 6-1 in Game 1  —  HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. was terrific.  Yordan Alvarez delivered, and Jose Altuve scored on a nifty slide.  —  The Houston Astros sure love October.  —  McCullers pitched scoreless ball into the seventh inning …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Pete Roses launches new sports betting podcast: ‘I know how it looks’  —  Pete Rose, who received a lifetime ban for gambling on baseball, is launching a new podcast that talks about gambling, provides tips, offers suggests on betting lines, but no, Rose insists - it's not technically gambling.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
 
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