MLB - 2016

PJMIII
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Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:12 am

Giants beat Mets 3-0 in nail-biting NL wild-card game

Giants 3, Mets 0. Giants advance to NLDS against the Cubs starting Friday in Chicago.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ml ... /91645558/
PJMIII
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Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:27 am

Cubs reliever Travis Wood makes history with playoff home run

Travis Wood was thrust into Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants unexpectedly.

And he didn't disappoint.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ml ... /91815888/
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Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:46 am

Clayton Kershaw gets save as Dodgers top Nats to win NLDS

A little past midnight in Game 5 of the National League Division Series, Clayton Kershaw emerged from the bullpen to pitch in relief for the first time in seven years.

Two outs later, the only save of his major league career in the books, Kershaw's arms were raised and teammates were rushing to celebrate with a guy whose postseason performances have never carried the luster of his regular-season success.


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Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:57 am

Bad move by Roberts to pull Ruiz in the 7th just to attempt a sacrifice bunt. Ruiz could have stayed in for that and with him on the mound I don't think Washington scores another run. And the Dodgers don't empty out their closer by bringing him in early.

Got away with it for now. But, no rest for the weary.

I like Ruiz a lot. He's going to get plenty of work against the Cubs. Oh yeah that's right. The best team in baseball is waiting.
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Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:49 am

Indians align ALCS rotation; Danny Salazar unlikely to make roster

Corey Kluber is back at the top of the Indians' make-it-up-as-they-go rotation.

Cleveland will start its ace in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays, one of the few certainties Indians manager Terry Francona has as his team plays for a spot in the World Series.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1778 ... -blue-jays
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Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:13 pm

Indians open ALCS with win over Jays thanks to Francisco Lindor, Corey Kluber

When the ball disappeared over the outfield wall, Francisco Lindor raised his right fist and took off.

Smiling with every stride, Cleveland's superstar-in-the-making shortstop sprinted around the bases as if he was being chased.


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Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:52 am

Montero's pinch-hit slam lifts Cubs over Dodgers 8-4

Miguel Montero delivered a memorable swing, Javier Baez stole home with his daring dash down the line and Jon Lester turned in another steady performance on the mound.

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Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:38 am

Cubs end slump, drub Dodgers to tie NLCS

You could almost hear the sighs of relief all the way from the Lake Michigan shore. No, the Chicago Cubs aren’t World Series-bound, not yet, but they will be returning to Wrigley Field. And it all began with a bunt.

http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post ... o-tie-nlcs
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:32 am

It's underdog Indians against the world

As the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers strive for closure in their prime-time National League showdown, one thing is certain: Whichever team emerges from the matchup will immediately be favored against the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.

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Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:42 am

Cubs shut out Dodgers, advance to first World Series since 1945

Pitching on full rest with his club facing elimination, Clayton Kershaw entered Game 6 with an opportunity to shake his reputation for underwhelming postseason performances. He didn't.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ml ... /92620612/
PJMIII
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Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:18 am

Kluber, Perez, Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians are off to a pitch-perfect start in the World Series.

The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, fell completely flat in their first appearance since 1945.


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Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:19 am

Jake Arrieta flirts with no-hitter as Cubs even World Series at 1-1

Jake Arietta made a brief run at a no-hitter and ended another 71-year pause between celebrations for the Chicago Cubs and their faithful fans.

Not only are they back in the World Series, they've won there again.


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Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:15 am

Coco Crisp's pinch-hit RBI, bullpen propel Indians to Game 3 victory

Cody Allen, Andrew Miller and the Cleveland Indians crashed a Wrigley Field party 71 years in the making.

Leave it to that sensational bullpen to silence the Chicago Cubs and their revved-up fans.


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Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:20 am

Curtis Granderson fourth Mets player to win Roberto Clemente Award

Winning the Roberto Clemente Award meant a lot to Curtis Granderson. Accepting the honor in front of his parents in his hometown made the moment even sweeter for the New York Mets outfielder.

Granderson received baseball's biggest honor for sportsmanship and community involvement before Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night at Wrigley Field. Granderson is from the Chicago suburb of Blue Island and played college ball at the University of Illinois-Chicago.


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Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:16 am

Corey Kluber helps Indians by Cubs, to 3-1 World Series lead

One more win and baseball fans everywhere might finally believe in these Cleveland Indians.

That's all it will take for Corey Kluber & Co. to clinch this World Series.


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Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:26 am

PJMIII wrote:Corey Kluber helps Indians by Cubs, to 3-1 World Series lead

One more win and baseball fans everywhere might finally believe in these Cleveland Indians.

That's all it will take for Corey Kluber & Co. to clinch this World Series.


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Indians one win away from ending World Series heartache

Just when you thought that Steve Bartman was the most hated man in his Chicago neighborhood, along came Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ml ... /92985568/
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Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:31 am

Cubs rout Indians, send World Series to deciding Game 7

One more game. For everything.

Either a 108-year World Series championship drought will come to an end, or another that's lasted 68 years.

Hysteria for one fan base, more heartbreak for the other.

Cubs vs. Indians in a winner-take-all Game 7.


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Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:40 am

Mets' Jeurys Familia arrested on domestic violence charge

Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested on Monday in Fort Lee, New Jersey, after an alleged domestic violence incident, according to a complaint filed at the borough's municipal court.

Familia allegedly caused a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the alleged victim, whose name was redacted from the official complaint
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http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1794 ... nce-charge
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Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:32 am

Cubs outlast Indians in Game 7, win first World Series since 1908

Kris Bryant started to smile even before he fielded the ball. And with his throw to first for the final out, the agonizing wait `til next year was over at last.

No more Billy Goat, no more Bartman, no more black-cat curses.

For a legion of fans who waited a lifetime, fly that W: Your Chicago Cubs are World Series champions
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Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:36 am

Wrigleyville is still going crazy, which should surprise nobody.
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