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Jeff Manship: One-year wonder?

Plus, a profile of Mike Chernoff, and Cubs fan unleashes a troll for the ages

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Yesterday's Baseball

Edinson Volquez quiets Blue Jays in ALCS win | - With the Kauffman Stadium crowd chanting his name, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez went out and pitched the game of his life, stifling the Blue Jays through six  shutout innings as the Royals stormed to a 5-0 victory in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night.

Today's Baseball

ALCS Game 2 -  3:30 pm EDT, Fox Sports 1
NLCS Game 1 - 7:30 pm EDT. TBS


Indians GM Chernoff makes ‘dream come true’ - Cleveland Jewish News: Local News - For Mike Chernoff, being named the Cleveland Indians’ general manager was the fulfillment of a career-long dream.

Was Cleveland Indians journeyman reliever Jeff Manship -- and his 0.92 ERA -- a flash in the pan in 2015? | - "I never expected what happened this year," Manship said. "It's been a lot of fun. I'll try to approach next season the same way."

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis in a much better place than he was a year ago | - The Indians need him to play like a franchise cornerstone. It helps that he replaced memories of aching muscles and the sound of a courtroom gavel with his second career All-Star season. Finally, he has something to build upon.

Around the Horn

Hard work pays off for Red Sox GM Mike Hazen | Boston Herald - Mike Hazen went into work at Fenway Park this past Sunday morning. Hazen worked in the Tribe front office.

Hero Trolls St. Louis Bars' Jukeboxes With 'Go Cubs Go': Chicagoist - The magic of the Internet meets a great baseball rivalry.

No Free Lunches: Infield Shift Edition | FOX Sports - The dark side of infield shifts.

Does MLB still need divisions? | FOX Sports - Did the 98-win Pirates really deserve their fate, a one-game playoff just to keep playing? Maybe it's time to just throw everybody into the same pot and let the standings fall where they may...