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Dodgers rally in Game 4 to tie World Series

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Also, details on why Jason Bere left the organization

World Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Houston Astros - Game Four Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

World Series: Dodgers 6, Astros 2 (Tied 2-2)

Los Angeles’ 5-run 9th evens World Series (

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Up until the eighth inning, this was a taut game, either tied (0-0 and 1-0) or the Astros holding a 1-0 lead. The Dodgers were led by their young stars, with Cody Bellinger providing the tying and go-ahead hits, and Joc Pederson providing the capper, a three-run homer. All this offense happened in the seventh and ninth innings off the Astros bullpen. I guess it’s no wonder that Brad Peacock, who was a starter in the regular, was called upon to pitch the final 3.1 of Game 3.

Kershaw and Keuchel face off tonight in Game 5.

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Jason Bere, passed over as Cleveland Indians’ pitching coach, could interview with Mets (

Which would make sense, given that Mickey Callaway is now the manager of the Mets. Hoynes reports that Bere wasn’t even a candidate to replace Callaway as pitching coach, which explains why he left the team in search of greener pastures. I’m not surprised that Bere didn’t get the job, but why would they not at least consider him given what he’s done with the bullpen over the last three seasons?

Free agents, pitching coaches, Terry's Talkin' -- Terry Pluto (

Pluto reiterates that the Indians will pick up the 2018 option on Michael Brantley, and also predicts that they will tender free agent Carlos Santana a qualifying offer. He also talks about Ruben Niebla, who seems to have been the top internal candidate to replace Mickey Callaway. Maybe he’ll be the new bullpen coach?

Around MLB

Yuli Gurriel will be suspended 5 games in 2018 (but not any World Series games) for slurs he made (both visual and verbal) towards Yu Darvish.

David Lauria’s Sunday Notes talks about how a high batting average, while not considered as important as it used to be, is still quite an accomplishment, especially in this era of defensive shifts.