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  1. Andy Pettitte to throw 1st pitch at Yankee Stadium Sunday

    Oct 1, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Andy Pettitte will return to the Yankee Stadium mound on Sunday. To pitch. Well, kind of. According to beat writer Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com, the 39-year-old left-hander will toss the ceremonial first pitch before the Yankees’ Game 2 matchup against the Tigers. Pettitte, who hasn’t officially retired but sat out all of this season, has…

  2. Update: Someone thinks Theo Epstein is Chicago bound

    Oct 1, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

    Tom Werner, Theo Epstein

    That being the New York Post’s Joel Sherman: I am shocked, but in last 36 hrs every exec talk to says believe #Redsox will give permssion and Theo will go to #Cubs to be GM It certainly wouldn’t make any sense for the Red Sox to stand in Epstein’s way if he does want to leave. Keeping…

  3. Report: White Sox have Dave Martinez at top of managerial list

    Oct 1, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT

    Dave Martinez, Joe Maddon

    Two sources told FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal that Rays bench coach Dave Martinez is the White Sox’s preferred choice to replace Ozzie Guillen in dugout. It’s not a surprise, as Martinez’s name was one of the first to come up when Guillen’s departure was announced.  A 16-year major leaguer, Martinez played with the White Sox from 1995-97.…

  4. Yovani Gallardo, Prince Fielder lead Brewers past Diamondbacks in Game 1 victory

    Oct 1, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers - Game 1

    Yovani Gallardo ended the regular season as one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, allowing two runs or less in each of his last three starts while posting a ridiculous 36/3 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings. He was equally brilliant this afternoon in Milwaukee, tossing eight innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 victory…

  5. NLDS Diamondbacks-Brewers Game 1 Live Blog

    Oct 1, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT

    Corey Hart, Prince Fielder

    4:52: Game of the NLDS is in the books, as the Brewers defeated the Diamondbacks 4-1. John Axford pitched a 1-2-3 top of the ninth to notch the save. The series will resume tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET when Daniel Hudson pitches against Zack Greinke. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for a recap. Enjoy…

  6. ALDS Game 2 lineups: Rays vs. Rangers

    Oct 1, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS between the Rays and Rangers. First pitch is scheduled for just after 7 p.m. ET. TAMPA BAY RAYS TEXAS RANGERS 1. Desmond Jennings, LF 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. B.J. Upton, CF 2. Elvis Andrus, SS 3. Evan Longoria, 3B 3. Josh Hamilton, CF 4.…

  7. Dave Roberts, Rich Aurilia present their 2008 Cabernet

    Oct 1, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT

    Dave Roberts

    Former Giants Dave Roberts and Rich Aurilia, as part of their company Red Stitch, are ready to release their new wine, a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon: The 2008 Red Stitch Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot.  The grapes were harvested in October 2008 and aged for 26 months…

  8. NLDS Game 1 lineups: Cardinals vs. Phillies

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Phillies. First pitch is scheduled for 5:07 p.m. ET. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 1. Rafael Furcal, SS 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Allen Craig, RF 2. Chase Utley, 2B 3. Albert Pujols, 1B 3. Hunter Pence, RF 4. Lance Berkman,…

  9. Diamondbacks hitting coach Don Baylor back with team after fainting Friday

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT

    Don Baylor

    Good news out of Milwaukee. Diamondbacks hitting coach Don Baylor was hospitalized after fainting in the clubhouse last night, but Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that he is back with the team for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Brewers this afternoon. In fact, he was spotted looking over some video with…

  10. It doesn’t sound like Terry Francona will land with the White Sox

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    While Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reported yesterday that White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper was pushing Terry Francona for the team’s managerial vacancy, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be joining the South Siders. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Francona’s sudden availability has not changed the focus of the White Sox, as general manager Ken…

  11. NLDS Game 1 lineups: Diamondbacks vs. Brewers

    Oct 1, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Diamondbacks and Brewers this afternoon: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS MILWAUKEE BREWERS 1. Willie Bloomquist, SS 1. Corey Hart, RF 2. Aaron Hill, 2B 2. Nyjer Morgan, CF 3. Justin Upton, RF 3. Ryan Braun, LF 4. Miguel Montero, C 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5. Chris…

  12. Joe Girardi rules out CC Sabathia to start Game 2 of the ALDS on Sunday

    Oct 1, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

    BESTPIX Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game 1

    Barring a last-minute change of plans, we can now say that CC Sabathia will only make one start during the ALDS against the Tigers. While there was some buzz late last night that Sabathia could talk his way into pitching tomorrow, Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com this morning they will hold…

  13. Diamondbacks include Jarrod Parker on NLDS roster against Brewers

    Oct 1, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks have finalized their roster for the NLDS against the Brewers and according to Jack McGruder of FOX Sports Arizona, rookie right-hander Jarrod Parker has made the final cut. Parker, who was just promoted from the minors in September, gave up four hits over 5 2/3 shutout innings Tuesday in his major league debut…

  14. Justin Morneau undergoes minor surgery on left wrist

    Oct 1, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT

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    Justin Morneau is apparently trying to set the record for the most offseason surgeries of all-time. Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN in the Twin Cities reports that Morneau had minor surgery on his left wrist yesterday morning, just 10 days after undergoing procedures on his left knee and right foot. According to Twins general manager…

  15. Jimmy Rollins takes some shots at Jose Reyes

    Oct 1, 2011, 10:03 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v  New York Mets

    While preparing for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals yesterday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Jimmy Rollins still managed to keep up with one of his favorite hobbies: Tweaking Mets fans. The big topic of the day? Jose Reyes‘ decision to take himself out of Wednesday’s season finale following a bunt single…

  16. Zack Greinke to start Game 2 of NLDS vs. Diamondbacks on short rest

    Oct 1, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

    Zack Greinke started on short rest for just the second time in his career in Wednesday’s regular season finale against the Pirates. This called into question his availability for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks tomorrow, as he would again be pitching on just three days’ rest, but Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told…

  17. Don Wakamatsu “floated” as possibility for Red Sox manager

    Oct 1, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    Blue Jays interim manager Don Wakamatsu at home plate during lineup exchange before their game against the Orioles in Baltimore

    We’re going to hear all sorts of rampant speculation about potential candidates for the Red Sox manager vacancy over the next few days, so don’t take this too seriously, but Mike Salk of 710 ESPN Seattle hears that current Blue Jays bench coach and former Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu has been “floated” as a possibility for…

  18. MLB says no doubleheader during the ALDS

    Oct 1, 2011, 8:11 AM EDT

    BESTPIX Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game 1

    After last night’s game between the Tigers and Yankees was suspended due to rain, Joe Girardi and Joe Torre both mentioned the possibility of a day-night doubleheader for Sunday should tonight’s game also be washed out. However, it turns out a doubleheader is not a realistic option. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the commissioner’s…

  19. Cooper Stone throws out the first pitch before Game 1

    Sep 30, 2011, 11:43 PM EDT

    Cooper Stone, Josh Hamilton

    6-year-old Cooper Stone, the son of the firefighter who died falling out of the stands at Rangers Ballpark on July 7, threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday’s ALDS Game 1 against the Rays. It was Stone’s first trip back to park since he attended the game at which his father, Shannon, died. …

  20. Tigers lose more than Yankees after suspension

    Sep 30, 2011, 11:27 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    In theory, the Tigers were going to be significantly more dangerous in a five-game series than in a seven-gamer.  All because certain AL Cy Young Award winner and probable MVP Justin Verlander would have been able to start 40 percent of the possible games, rather than 29 percent. Now, he’s essentially starting 20. Friday’s Game…

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