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Mets pound Royals in Game 3 of the World Series

Plus, can anyone make sense of what's going on in Toronto?

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Yesterday's Baseball

David Wright leads Mets in Game 3 World Series | - Charged by David Wright's homer and four RBIs, the Mets rolled to a 9-3 win that sliced the Royals' lead in the best-of-seven Fall Classic to 2-1.

Royals mad after Syndergaard pitch to Escobar | - Yes, the Mets battered the Royals in Game 3, 9-3, on Friday night, shrinking their Series deficit to 2-1, but several Royals were more furious because they felt Mets starter Noah Syndergaard threw the first pitch of the game toward Alcides Escobar's head.

Today's Baseball

KC vs. NYM - 10/31/2015 8 pm EDT - Game Preview


Indians keeping coaching staff intact for 2016 | - Given what he saw throughout last season, Chris Antonetti never felt any changes were needed for the Indians' coaching alignment.

Will Cleveland Indians use six-man starting rotation in 2016? Hey, Hoynsie | - Could a six-man starting rotation work for the Indians in 2016? Hoynsie answers the burning questions.

The Fatal Pitch That Changed Baseball History | Flashback | OZY - Because baseball’s darkest day did not happen until the year after the notorious Black Sox scandal.

What is going on in Toronto?

Cleveland writer: Fans 'roped Shapiro in with the downfall' of Indians - - What does Mark Shapiro bring to the Toronto Blue Jays? Zack Meisel, a writer for and The Cleveland Plain Dealer, joined Dean Blundell & Co. Friday to offer some insight into Shapiro's past.

Making sense of Alex Anthopoulos' departure from Blue Jays | FOX Sports - The departure of Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopolous, just days after the Jays bowed out of the playoffs, was somewhat shocking. Or maybe not, for people who were paying close attention to recent machinations in the front office. Can we make sense of it all yet?

R.I.P.  Grantland

Grantland's death is sad, ugly and not surprising - Right now, one thing certainly seems to be true: Being good — and Grantland was often great — isn't enough.

ESPN is shuttering Grantland, and everyone on Twitter is sad.-  Excellent sports publication Grantland closed its doors suddenly on Friday, the site’s parent company ESPN announced.

ESPN Ends Grantland’s Four-Year Run - The New York Times - The demise of Grantland, a sports and culture website, had its roots in the decision by ESPN’s president not to renew Bill Simmons’s contract in May.

Around the Horn

2015 Kansas City Royals look a lot like a certain 2002 team that won it all | FOX Sports - Looking for a great historical comparison for these Kansas City Royals? Try the 2002 Anaheim Angels.

Pirates Andrew McCutchen wins Clemente Award | - McCutchen was named the winner of the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award before Game 3 of the World Series at Citi Field, an honor named after the iconic Pirates outfielder for his positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.

Why All the Hate? – The Hardball Times

Is Baseball Bad at Bunting? | FanGraphs Baseball - Fangraphs takes on the bunt.