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6:45 AM ET, October 10, 2015


 Top News: 
John Lott / National Post:
Nerves get to David Price early in Blue Jays' loss to Rangers: 'I didn't throw the ball well enough'  —  TORONTO - David Price has pitched for eight years in the big leagues.  His career ERA is 3.09.  He has won a Cy Young Award and he's a candidate for another.
Associated Press:
Alberto, Rangers Beat Blue Jays in 14th, Lead ALDS 2-0  —  TORONTO — Backup infielder Hanser Alberto singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Friday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series.
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Fox Sports:
October Moment: Playing the odds in Toronto … The Texas Rangers have taken a 2-0 lead in this best-of-five ALDS versus the Toronto Blue Jays and they have Mike Napoli and his tremendous success against left-handed pitchers to thank for it.  —  Napoli did not start Game 2 …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Associated Press:
Rangers' Beltre Leaves Playoff Game With Stiff Back
Associated Press:
Donaldson Leaves Playoff Game After Taking Knee to Head
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Tim Reilly / Metsblog:
NLDS Game 1: Mets at Dodgers, presented by GEICO  —  The Mets and Dodgers will play Game 1 of the National League Division Series tonight in Los Angeles at 9:47 p.m. ET.  —  Tonight's Starting Lineups  —  Mets  —  Dodgers  —  1. Curtis Granderson RF  —  1. Carl Crawford LF  —  2. David Wright 3B
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Mark Herrmann / Newsday:
Jimmy Rollins: One-time Mets nemesis now a Dodgers reserve … VOTE  —  Mets vs. Dodgers: Who has the edge in the NLDS?  —  SEE ALSO  —  2006 vs. 2015: Which Mets team is better?
Discussion: DRaysBay and Amazin' Avenue
Ryan Divish / The Seattle Times:
Lloyd McClendon will not return as Mariners' manager  —  Baseball sources say Angels special assistant Tim Bogar is a favorite to get the job.  McClendon's replacement will be the Mariners' ninth overall manager since they last made the playoffs in 2001.  —  The offseason of change continues for the Mariners.
Jon Heyman /
Inside Baseball: Ng in play for Phillies, MLB diversity issues and more news  —  Seven coveted general manager jobs have been filled within the last month alone, with three outside hires made and four top jobs filled from within, and all seven went to non-minorities.
Pete Thamel /
Loss to UW makes clear USC made wrong decision in hiring Sarkisian  —  LOS ANGELES — Win Forever.  That's the catch phrase, ethos and inspirational book Pete Carroll left behind after his nine-year stint at USC ended in 2010.  He resurrected the program back into college football's elite …
Steve Serby / New York Post:
Daniel Murphy on free agency, ‘freak’ Cespedes and loving Wright  —  Q: Could you imagine what this town would be like if you guys won a World Series?  —  A: I could imagine, but I feel like I wouldn't give the people of New York enough credit.  I think I could dream of what it looks like …
Discussion: Metsblog and Amazin' Avenue
Associated Press:
Manfred: Pace Discipline Not Appropriate in Postseason  —  TORONTO — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says it's “not appropriate” to enforce pace-of-play rules as strictly during the postseason.  —  Speaking before Toronto hosted Texas in Game 2 of their AL Division Series …
Marc Carig / Newsday:
Terry Collins: Mets manager is relaxed and rewarded  —  Here, out of view from most, Terry Collins can have his way.  In the manager's office at Citi Field, nothing is out of place.  After all these years, his devotion to order remains unchanged.  —  The only papers on his desk are the ones he needs that day.
Discussion: and Metsblog
Rob Bradford / Full Count:
Remember Brian Johnson?  Turns out he's back throwing again  —  Those guys pitching for the Red Sox in September — like Henry Owens and Eduardo Rodriguez — that was supposed to be Brian Johnson.  —  He was the lefty who came out of spring training perceived as perhaps the Red Sox top pitching prospect …
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