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Cuyahoga County starts process to fund Progressive Field renovations

Bonds to be sold and repaid from "sin tax." Plus, a wild day in Toronto.

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Yesterday's Baseball

Johnny Cueto pitches Royals to ALDS victory | - In the biggest game of his career, right-hander Johnny Cueto delivered, holding down the Astros for eight innings on two hits and two runs while helping the Royals secure a 7-2 victory in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday night.

Blue Jays beat Rangers in wild ALDS Game 5 | - Jose Bautista's three-run homer capped a frenzied seventh inning and allowed Toronto to dispose of the Texas Rangers with a 6-3 victory in Game 5 of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on Wednesday evening.

The Bizarre (Legal) Play That Almost Started a Riot | FanGraphs Baseball - Fangraphs explores the rules.

October Moment: When something wildly rare happens | FOX Sports - It''s still early in this championship tournament, but it's hard to imagine that we'll see anything more controversial than what happened Wednesday in the top of the seventh inning in Game 5 of the Blue Jays-Rangers series.

Ugly scene at Rogers Centre in Game 5 can't happen again | FOX Sports - Everyone needs to clean it up. Blue Jays fans. Blue Jays management. Major League Baseball. Everyone.

Today's Baseball

Mets, Dodgers set for drama in NLDS Game 5 |  - Game 5 Preview

Tribe Related

Why didn't Cleveland Indians get Josh Donaldson from Oakland A's? Hey, Hoynsie | - The Indians, along with just about every other team in the big leagues, talked to Oakland after last season about third baseman Josh Donaldson. The Indians were told he wasn't available right up until the time he was traded to Toronto.

Cuyahoga County to finance $60 million of upgrades at homes of Cleveland Indians and Cavs | - County Executive Armond Budish introduced legislation Tuesday to cover the costs of a new scoreboard for the Indians and an arena roof for the Cavs through the sale of bonds that will be repaid by the county's latest 20-year tax on alcohol and cigarettes, which voters approved in 2014.

Prospect on the Rise: Adam Plutko, RHP, Cleveland Indians - Minor League Ball - Cleveland Indians right-hander Adam Plutko has superb pitching instincts.

Around the Horn

MacPhail officially takes over Phillies - Ten days after they capped a 99-loss season, the rebuilding Phillies formalized the proverbial passing of the baton from Pat Gillick to Andy MacPhail.