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Indians beat Red Sox in Game 1 as Andrew Miller gets ‘save’

With his Indians protecting a one-run lead with two outs in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox, Terry Francona called on his best reliever, Andrew Miller. Miller pitched two scoreless innings to settle down the game as the Indians earned a 5-4 victory. “Miserable,” Jason Kipnis said of what it’s like facing Miller. (Newsday)

Andrew Miller a versatile addition to Indians’ bullpen

The Indians paid what Chris Antonetti, their president of baseball operations, has called “a steep price” for Andrew Miller. It’s been worth every penny. Just not in the role most envisioned. When the Yankees acquired four highly regarded prospects from the Indians on July 31 in exchange for Miller, the belief was that Cleveland finally had landed a consistent closer. (Newsday)

Mets’ Matt Harvey congratulates...North Carolina Tar Heels

Injured Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, who was not with the team on Saturday when they clinched the NL’s top wild-card berth, did post a tweet offering congratulations. To the North Carolina football team. Harvey tweeted to congratulate his alma mater, North Carolina, for an upset college football victory over No. 12 Florida State. (Newsday)

Andrew Miller May Be The Most Important Man In Red Sox-Indians Series

The Red Sox have the better starting pitching, the Red Sox have the better lineup. But if you’re looking for a key to the American League Division Series between the Red Sox and Cleveland Indians that begins tonight, his name is Andrew Miller. Plain and simple, the Red Sox may not have an answer for him. Because nobody really does. (CBS Boston)

ACC Announces Sites For Eight 2016-17 Championships

The Atlantic Coast Conference has selected host locales and venues for eight of its 2016-17 league championships. Championship sites and dates announced on Tuesday are as follows and include several date changes from the original schedule released in July: ACC Baseball Championship, May 23-28 – Louisville Slugger Field; Louisville, Kentucky (The ACC)

Walt Weiss out as Colorado Rockies manager

Walt Weiss (UNC '85) will not return as manager of the Colorado Rockies, the club announced Monday. The Rockies termed Weiss' departure as a "resignation," although his three-year contract expired after this season. Weiss, 52, had a 283-365 record in four seasons as Colorado manager. The Rockies actually outperformed some expectations in 2016. (USA Today)

Indians' reliever Andrew Miller demonstrates how he throws his scintillating slider

Andrew Miller's slider is perhaps baseball's best pitch. It allows him to begin the trek from the mound to the Indians dugout with a smile on his face, while leaving even the game's most lethal hitters with their bats behind their backs. It's also helped him to a 3-0 record with 37 strikeouts in 24.1 innings since coming to Cleveland at the trade deadline. (Cleveland.com)

UNC Announces 2017 Baseball Schedule

Thirteen regional teams from a year ago, including 2016 NCAA champion Coastal Carolina and CWS participant Miami, highlight the 2017 UNC baseball schedule, announced Friday. The Tar Heels will host nine teams that made the postseason, including ACC foes Virginia, Miami, NC State, Clemson and Duke, and a total of 38 games at Boshamer Stadium. (GoHeels.com)

Boshamer Stadium Named Among Nation's Top Ballparks

A vote of college baseball coaches and sports information directors from around the country placed UNC's Boshamer Stadium as the No. 10 overall baseball facility, according to the results a recent survey conducted by D1Baseball.com. Boshamer received 57 points in the poll and two first-place votes, making it one of three ACC stadiums in the national top 10. (GoHeels.com)

Astros call up third baseman Colin Moran

The Houston Astros on Friday summoned third baseman Colin Moran as a late September call-up, a sign Alex Bregman's hamstring injury is more than a day-to-day matter. Moran batted .259 with a .697 OPS in 459 at-bats in Class AAA this season. This will be his second stint in the majors this season. He was 2 for 19 over six games in May. (Houston Chronicle)

ACC pulls football title game, other championships from North Carolina due to HB2

The ACC followed musicians, the NBA and the NCAA on Wednesday, when the league announced that it would pull its football championship out of North Carolina due to the state's controversial House Bill 2. The ACC will move every championship event that isn't played on a college campus with football being the most high-profile and most impactful. (Syracuse.com)

Pirates' Jacob Stallings called up to big leagues Tuesday

Jacob Stallings had his contract selected from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. With Chris Stewart (knee) being placed back on the disabled list, the Pirates needed a third catcher on the big league roster. Stallings will fill the void, although it'll be tough for him to crack the lineup very frequently given his struggles with the bat at Triple-A this season. (CBS Sports)

Matt Harvey says rehab from surgery is going slower than expected

In his first public comments since undergoing surgery to correct his Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey said Monday he is feeling well, though his rehab isn't going as quickly as he originally hoped. "Rehab's a little slow but it's coming along. I'm doing whatever the doctors say and it's a little bit slower than I thought but I'm doing everything I can." (New York Daily News)

Kyle Seager, Corey Seager set brother home run record

Corey Seager hit a two-run shot on Saturday in their 5-0 win over the Marlins. That home run was the 25th of the season. Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager also homered on Saturday, his career-high 28th home run of the season. The Seagers are the first set of brothers to each hit at least 25 home runs in the same season, confirmed with the Elias Sports Bureau. (True Blue L.A.)

Mariners' Kyle Seager Extends hitting streak, sets new career high in homers

Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs against the Rangers on Thursday. He's now hit safely in nine consecutive games and homered twice in the last three. The home run was Seager's 27th, a new career high, and his current .296 batting average is a nearly 30-point improvement over his previous career best in that category. (CBS Sports)

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