Astros-W-Yankees (3-0)….Colby Rasmus-Carlos Gomez hit solo homers…Dallas Keuchel throws 3-hit shutout…Houston wins AL-Wildcard game to move on to ALDS…Yankees wind up losing 7-of-last 8-games of season..New York stopped hitting.
Cubs-Pirates…NL Wildcard game tonight;…Jake Arrietta (22-6) 1.77 (236K-229inn)…unbeaten last 13-starts goes for Cubs….Arrietta (0.40)ERA in those last 13-starts….Gerrit Cole (19-8) starts for Pirates….Cubs paced by Kris Bryant-Anthony Rizzo-combined (57HR-200RBI)…..Bucs led by Andrew McCutchen (292-23HR)…Cubs won final 8-games of regular season…Pirates won 11-of-15 down stretch.
ALDS-Royals host Astros on Thursday….Rangers-at-Toronto on Thursday.
NLDS…Dodgers-Mets on Friday….Cardinals vs Pirates-Cubs winner-Friday.
Yankees…P-CC Sabathia enters Alcohol rehab center…Reports he was drunk in Yankees clubhouse last Friday in Baltimore…carrying open flask of liquor-stumbling around stadium…Escorted into taxi by teammate….Source said he had been on a weeklong drinking binge…Sabathia had (2.17ERA) in last five starts…in season marred by knee problems.
Padres…Asks for permission to interview Diamondbacks coach Andy Green for vacant managerial job.
Nationals…Rumored willing to talk to Orioles icon Cal Ripken about Nats job.
Baltimore…Vote confidence-Buck Showalter to return next season.
Indians..Elevate GM-Chris Antonetti to President..Mike Chernoff becomes GM.
Phillies..Interview Ben Cherrington-Boston..Thad Levine-Texas..Kim Ng-MLB for vacant GM post.
Japanese Baseball…Suspends Yomiuri Giants P-Satoshi Fukuda indefinitely for betting on 20-games last season….Suspend teammate P-Shoki Kasahara for helping setup gambling ring with other players.
Commissioner Rob Manfred-interview with LA Times-says MLB cannot intercede in on going Dodgers-TV dispute-only 30% of market gets games in fees dispute with Time Warner Cable….Says he will make timely decision on Pete Rose with full explanation of his decision….Says World Baseball Classic will be played in Mexicali to test market….Says he’d be intrested in baseball expansion to Mexico City-Montreal with new Stadiums in place….Pace of Game rules worked-must talk to Union about installation of :20 pitch clock that was used in minors this year….Says he does not forsee change in wildcard rules…likes the drama of 1-game play-in.
Chargers….Suspended TE-Antonio Gates returns to practice after serving 4-game suspension for using tainted supplement.
NFL…Owners meeting in New York get summary report from Committee on LA on Stadium situations for Rams-Chargers-Raiders…..Reports Dean Spanos wants to move franchise to LA-even share stadium with Stan Kroenke.
NYGiants…Emergency crews scrub-bleach training facilities after outbreak of staph infection hits TE-Daniel Fells.
Miami…Dan Campbell takes over as head coach for rest of season in place of fired Joe Philbin….Club trying to determine if they retain Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle.
NFL…League office admits refs blew call on batted ball out of back of endzone in Seahawks win over Lions….Should have been penalty-Lions should have been given ball at 1-yard line with free play.
Lions..MRI-clean on TE-Eric Ebron-strained knee-no ligament damage.
Lions..Surgery DT-Tyrunn Walker-broken leg.
Falcons…Put KR-Devin Hester on 8W-IR with toe injury.
Bills..RB-Karlos Williams put into concussion protocol.
Tampa Bay…Re-signs FA-K-Connor Barth..Releases-K-Kyle Brindza.
Saints..Sign FA-OT-Tony Hills…FA-P-Brandon Fields.
Bills..Sign FA-RB-Dan Herron-ex Colts…Workout RB-Trent Richardson-ex-Browns-Colts-Raiders.
Vikings-49ers…Trade-Minnesota acquires C-Nick Easton for LB-Gerald Hodges
UCLA…LB-Miles Jack withdraws from school to undergo intensive rehab knee surgery-will enter NFL draft…Coach Jim Mora says player taking huge risk by not staying in school.
Miami…C-Chris Bosh begins full workouts after missing end of last season with blood clots.
76ers…G-Matt Stauskas-out of workouts-stress fracture reaction leg.
Hawks…G-Thabo Sefolosha begins Jury Trial on charges of obstructing justice during bar fite over shooting Indiana Pacers Chris Copeland…Sefolosha broke leg-charging excessive police force actions.
NHL…Season begins tonite 4-games….
Montreal-at-Toronto-debut of Leafs new coach Mike Babcock.
Kings-San Jose…LA starts season with new 40G-scorer Milan Lucic-must replace Jarrett Stoll-Justin Williams-Robyn Reghr-Slava Voynov-Mike Richards on roster.
Vancouver-Calgary…Canucks add 4-rookies to lineup to support Sedin Twins.
Rangers-Chicago….Blackhawks without 6-key players let go in Salary Cap moves after winning the Stanley Cup.
Toronto…Acquire FA-D-Frankie Corrado-Vancouver.
Penguins…F-Pascal Dupuis to miss 5-W-groin injury.
Sean Avery….former Kings-Rangers forward-arrested illegal possession of painkillers in The Hamptons-Long Island.