• null null Baseball null With a runner on second and nobody out in the bottom of the 13th inning, Yan Gomes delivered a walk-off win for the Indians against the Yankees Friday night.Austin Jackson led off the inning with a walk and stole second two pitches into Gomes’ at-bat. After working the count full, Gomes sent a Dellin Betances pitch down the third-base line and passed a diving Ronald Torreyes as Jackson came around to score to give Cleveland a 9-8 victory in Game 2 of their ALDS series. . @Yan_AGomes 💪💪💪The @Indians walk off #ALDS Game 2! pic.twitter.com/JpWUh4lOZn— Network (@Network) October 7, 2017With the win, the Indians take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.Gomes also provided the biggest defensive play for the Indians. In the top of the 11th, he threw a strike to second base and picked off Torreyes, who'd advanced on an overthrow with no one out, and Cleveland went on to escape the inning unscathed.   What an unbelievable throw and tag from @Yan_AGomes to @Lindor12BC pic.twitter.com/fLDLpyiAsj— Lookout Sports (@Lookout_Sports) October 7[......]

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  • Baseball WASHINGTON — I’m here in our nation’s capital to watch baseball, though I’m a bit distracted. My days are, basically, a countdown, only I don’t know when the countdown will end. That’s part of the fun and a big part of the anxiousness.See, I’m going to be a dad. BabyGirl Fagan is on her way. She could arrive this week, or she could say “Hi” closer to her Aug. 12 due date. Baby and mom are doing great, thanks for asking. And, yes, we’ve already taken BabyGirl to a pretty momentous baseball game.  MORE: Three takeaways from Bryce Harper's Home Run Derby winBut Tate and I are both newbies at this parenting thing.  We’ve read books and done as much research as possible; Tate, particularly, has been voracious in her quest for baby knowledge, even though she’s going to be a natural. I figured that while I was in D.C. for the All-Star festivities, I might as well do a little field research, too. There are lots of baseball players who are great fathers. So at the media player availability Monday afternoon before the Home Run Derby, I asked some of those dads whether they had any advice for me, a soon-to-be first-time father. A theme quickly developed. “Sleep now,” Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ said with a grin.Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain just started laughing. “A first time dad? Get your sleep,” he said. “Get lots of sleep before the kid comes.”From Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford: “Get your sleep now.”[......]

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