Jacob deGrom, Mets defeat Dodgers in Game 1 | MLB.com - The Mets upended the Dodgers, 3-1, in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday, behind seven shutout innings from Jacob deGrom and key hits by David Wright and Daniel Murphy.
John Lackey, Cardinals shut out Cubs in Game 1 | MLB.com - The Cardinals, behind the experienced postseason arm of John Lackey and a late rookie power surge, nabbed a 4-0 win over the Cubs at Busch Stadium on Friday to open their best-of-five National League Division Series.
Rangers beat Blue Jays in extra innings | MLB.com - The place was sold out and the atmosphere was electric, but the hometown fervor at Rogers Centre couldn't stop the Rangers from riding a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays in 14 innings to a 2-0 lead in the American League Division Series on Friday afternoon.
Royals rally vs. Astros to even ALDS at 1-1 | MLB.com - Ben Zobrist singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning off Astros reliever Will Harris and the Royals' bullpen tossed three scoreless innings in a pulsating 5-4 win on Friday at Kauffman Stadium as Kansas City evened the American League Division Series at 1-1.
Cubs v Cardinals 5:30 pm EDT | Mets v Dodgers 9 pm EDT. Both games on TBS.
Donald Trump's failed bid to buy the Cleveland Indians: Brent Larkin | cleveland.com - Had Donald Trump's 1983 deal to buy the Indians gone through, many believed the current front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination would have wasted little or no time moving the team to another city, most likely Tampa, writes Brent Larkin.
Indians want to build on strong 2015 finish | indians.com - Cleveland does not want to make too many magazine covers in 2016.
What grades did Terry Francona, Chris Antonetti and coaches get? Grading the 2015 Cleveland indians: Paul Hoynes' analysis | cleveland.com - Beat writer Paul Hoynes breaks down the performances of manager Terry Francona, Chris Antonetti, president of baseball operations, and the coaching staff for the 2015 season.
He is one step closer to Cooperstown | St. Thomas Times-Journal - Profile of LGFT Jack Graney
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When you're born a Mets fan | FOX Sports - Steve Hofstetter's a Mets fan. His father was a Dodgers fan, then a Mets fan. Steve's grandfather died in 1985, and the Mets won a World Series the next year. Steve's father died last year. This year, the Mets brought Steve back to baseball. And now history might repeat itself.
Could the Phillies Hire a Woman as General Manager? - Story | WTXF - With the Phillies' season over, the team's search for a new general manager to replace Ruben Amaro, Jr., is moving into gear- and reports say one of the candidates is a woman. Indians' exec Ross Atkins also being interviewed.
MLB not enforcing new pace-of-play rules during playoffs | MLB | Sporting News - Longer games? So what?
Boras: Matt Harvey ‘pitched until he didn't have a ligament’ in 2013 | SI.com - He's just that kinda guy, says Boras.