Rangers 5, Blue Jays 3: Rangers Rough Up David Price and the Blue Jays

NY Times: Bats (DAVID WALDSTEIN) — Texas belted two home runs, but injuries took their toll on both teams in Game 1 of the American League division series.
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Cubs to start Kyle Hendricks in Game 2 of NLDS vs. Cardinals HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Jake Arrieta, coming off his brilliant performance in the Wild Card game against the Pirates, is scheduled to pitch Game 3.
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ALDS Game 1: Rangers bats get to Blue Jays ace David Price in 5-3 win Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Your browser does not support iframes. The Toronto Blue Jays aren't unstoppable. Given the team's dominant offense, and the fact that David Price was on the mound, many thought the club had Game 1 wrapped up. That wasn't the case. The Texas Rangers were able to get to Price during the team's 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday. Rougned Odor and Robinson Chirinos added home runs...
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Rangers take Game 1 of ALDS against Blue Jays HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor each homered off David Price as the Rangers took Game 1 of the ALDS.
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Iconic broadcaster Vin Scully out for postseason following medical procedure Big League Stew (Kyle Ringo) — No matter what happens on the field, baseball's postseason will be a lot less poetic. Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully's iconic voice won't be heard for the rest of the season after Scully underwent an unspecified medical procedure and decided not to participate in the postseason on the advice of his doctors.The Dodgers reported Scully is in good condition and is...
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Vin Scully to miss postseason after undergoing medical procedure HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Scully will miss the postseason at the advice of his doctors, but he's looking forward to returning in 2016.
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Josh Donaldson removed from AL wild-card after taking knee to the head Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — No one personified the Toronto Blue Jays' dominant offensive push for the playoffs this season more than Josh Donaldson. The MVP candidate turned into an absolute monster at the plate his first season in Toronto, hitting .297/.371/.568, with 41 home runs, in 711 plate appearances. Now, they'll have to play the rest of Game 1 without him. Donaldson was removed from the contest in the fifth...
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Josh Donaldson leaves Game 1 of ALDS with head injury HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Donaldson took a knee to the head on a slide into second base.
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ALDS, Game 1: Astros vs. Royals HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Collin McHugh vs. Yordano Ventura.
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Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre leaves playoff game in tears with injury Big League Stew (Kyle Ringo) — Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre had to be removed from Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Toronto on Thursday after suffering an lower-back injury. Beltre hit an RBI-single to center in the top of the third inning and had a hard time running to first base, but the club said the injury actually occurred when Beltre was sliding into second base during the first inning...
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Cubs fan updates old video game with a rivalry feel; Card Hunt anyone? Big League Stew (Kyle Ringo) — Anyone who grew up in the 1980s and '90s is probably familiar with the Nintendo game Duck Hunt. A Chicago Cubs fan posted a video on YouTube on Thursday depicting a twist on the game related to the rivals in one National League Division Series. This new version is called Card Hunt in honor of Chicago's most bitter rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. The two teams will face each other in the...
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Cardinals playoff roster: Wainwright and Molina in, Adams and Choate out HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — St. Louis had a lot of tough roster decisions for the opening round.
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Hey, Kristaps Porzingis: Welcome to the Knicks’ Dysfunction

NY Times: Bats (HARVEY ARATON) — Wednesday was supposed to be about the debut of the team’s top draft pick but instead focused on Coach Derek Fisher’s off-court relationship.
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Don Mattingly Set for Another Run at the Elusive World Series

NY Times: Bats (KAREN CROUSE) — For all his diligence as a student of baseball and a Sherpa of high-priced talent, Mattingly has never graced a World Series.
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