LEADING OFF: Aces up in NL wild card; Puig looking "rusty"
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A look at what's happening around the major leagues today:...

A sad-sack history: The Half-Dozen 'Cubbiest' Moments Ever
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon says he doesn't believe in "any of that stuff."...

Keuchel sharp, Astros beat Yankees 3-0 in AL wild-card game
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A year ago, no one could've pictured this. Yet here they were, Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros, soaking in champagne, merrily posing for a victory shot on the mound at Yankee Stadium....

Collins, Gibbons among 4 managers making playoff debuts
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Late in the season, as the New York Mets closed in on their NL East championship, one opponent after another sat in the visitors' dugout at Citi Field and commended manager Terry Collins....

Rockies will bring back manager Walt Weiss for another year
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss will return to the dugout next season after meeting with General Manager Jeff Bridich on Tuesday....

Harvey misses Mets' workout, apologizes after late arrival
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Harvey is off to a horrendous start in his first postseason....

Ellsbury, Yanks' $153 million man, benched in wild-card game
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Jacoby Ellsbury, signed to a $153 million contract by the Yankees less than two years ago, was left out of New York's starting lineup for Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against Houston....

Marlins president says he regrets moving GM into dugout
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MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Marlins President David Samson says he regrets moving general manager Dan Jennings into the dugout, and the franchise has begun its latest managerial search with a new approach....

Personal assistant charged with stealing MLB pitcher's yacht
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a former personal assistant for Major League pitcher Bronson Arroyo fraudulently sold Arroyo's yacht in Florida....

Royals head into postseason with newfound expectations
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals were just happy to be invited to the party last year, ending a 29-year postseason drought before squeaking through a dramatic wild-card game against the Athletics....






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