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Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter 

Kershaw running sprints in the outfield.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán sobre Alex Cora ser nombrado dirigente de los Medias Rojas de Boston: "Solamente son 30 trabajos en las Grandes Ligas, que sea un boricua que tenga ese trabajo, no solamente en Grandes Ligas porque en Grandes Ligas puede ser cualquier equipo, un mercado grande. Me siento orgulloso."

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The Mets will reportedly name Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as manager. In the 3 seasons prior to Callaway's arrival in Cleveland, the Indians ranked 12th in the AL in ERA and 13th in WHIP. But with him, they were the best staff in the American League in just about every way. He'll have an eager young group with which to work. The Mets got 157 starts from pitchers under 30, 3rd-most in MLB in 2017.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora se convierte en el segundo dirigente de Grandes Ligas a tiempo completo nacido en Puerto Rico.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Carlos Beltrán told me about Alex Cora becoming Red Sox manager: "I don't see it as a loss (for the Astros); I see it as a gain (for baseball). There are only 30 jobs in the Major Leagues, and a Puerto Rican having one of those jobs, not only a job in the majors because the majors can refer to any team, but such a big market, it makes me very proud. I know that Alex is going to do an excellent job. He's very prepared. We will miss him here, because of the way Cora is as a person, who communicates and relates so well to people."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Medias Rojas lo hacen oficial: Alex Cora será el nuevo dirigente del equipo.

Enrique Rojas ESPNdeportes 

Boston Red Sox anunció el domingo que contrató al coach puertorriqueño Alex Cora como su nuevo manager. Sin embargo, la organización informó que no habrá una presentación formal y se abstendrá de comentar sobre el nombramiento hasta que concluya la Serie Mundial. Cora, de 42 años, es el coach de la banca de los Houston Astros que disputarán el clásico de otoño con los Los Angeles Dodgers desde el martes.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Cora receives a three-year contract, plus a club option for 2021, to manage the Red Sox.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Pairing Mickey Callaway with the Mets to manage after his success coaching so many talented starters in Cleveland seems like a brilliant selection aimed at maximizing what should be their greatest strength -- starting pitching. He's a great communicator to boot, with players and media alike.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian McCann said he took no additional pleasure in beating his former team, the Yankees, who traded him to the Astros last November as part of their rebuild. "I love that organization," McCann said. "I have lifelong friends over there that I'll be talking to when I'm in my 70s and 80s."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Verlander has been named ALCS MVP. He gave up one run and struck out 21 batters in 16 innings over two starts in the ALCS.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora viajará a Boston a ser nombrado dirigente de los Medias Rojas una vez los Astros completen su participación en postemporada.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

What an awesome performance from Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers to pitch the Astros into the second World Series in franchise history. The two combined for a three-hit, 11-strikeout shutout. They threw 108 pitches -- 77 of them curveballs. The Yankees had no chance and we have the first World Series matchup between 100-win teams since the Reds and Orioles in 1970.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees season ends with a 4-0 loss to the Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS. While it is not the finish they wanted, their year still must be considered a success for a club a lot of people thought wouldn't even make the playoffs. Led by Aaron Judge, the Yankees have a young core that should allow them to return to future October and possibly advance further in the playoffs.

Shawn Fitzgerald ESPN Producer 

The champagne is on its' way to the Astros clubhouse.

Holly Rowe ESPN Reporter 

Athletic trainer Jack Marucci is a cutting edge medical specialist for @LSUfootball and also has a fascinating "hobby" that has turned in to a huge success. @maruccibats He presents Holly Rowe with a special bat!

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

When the Yankees signed Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million contract in December of 2013, they could only dream of him ripping a two-run double in an ALCS Game 7 they were playing in. However, he is doing it for the opposite team. McCann, who was traded by the Yankees to the Astros this past winter, nailed a two-run double off the Yankees' Tommy Kahnle to open up a four-run lead for Houston. The Yankees are still paying McCann around a third of his $15M salary this year.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian McCann is doing a number on his former team in Game 7 of the ALCS. Not only did the Astros catcher somehow hold the ball and make a tag as Greg Bird slid feet-first into home plate in the top of the fifth inning, but he ripped a two-run double to right field in the bottom of the inning.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Los 5 jonrones de José Altuve son la segunda mayor cantidad para un venezolano en una sola postemporada, rompiendo empate con Miguel Cabrera (5). En primer lugar continúa Pablo Sandoval, quien conectó 6 en los playoffs de 2012.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

El venezolano José Altuve ha conectado 5 cuadrangulares con los Astros de Houston en postemporada, la segunda mayor cantidad en la historia de la franquicia después de los 8 de Carlos Beltrán en 2004.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Charlie Morton got into trouble in the fifth inning and escaped thanks to a tremendous play by third baseman Alex Bergman and Brian McCann, who combined on a tag play to nail Greg Bird at home plate. Bregman continues to show impressive poise on the big stage for a rookie. The Astros carried a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth and extended it to 2-0 on Jose Altuve's opposite field run run off Tommy Kahnle. It's now 2-0 Houston.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Altuve with an ALCS MVP-worthy bat flip as he reaches first base after hitting a line-drive solo homer into the right-field seats here in the fifth inning against Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Tommy Kahnle saved CC Sabathia in the fourth. Sabathia handed the ball to Kahnle with two men on and one out. Kahnle induced the Astros' George Springer to hit into a 6-4-3 double play. Sabathia struggled, but only only allowed an Evan Gattis homer before being pulled.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Great job by Tommy Kahnle to not only get out of the jam, but doing it with a double play on one pitch. He's now thrown 10.2 scoreless innings this postseason and could easily take the Yankees through the sixth. That maybe leaves David Robertson for the seventh and then Aroldis Chapman. In other words: The Astros may need to throw a shutout to win this game.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros strike first, as Evan Gattis belts a CC Sabathia pitch off the facade of the train station in left field at Minute Maid Park for a solo home run in the fourth inning.