The Latest: Francona unsure of left fielder for Game 6 (The Associated Press)

Once again, Indians manager Terry Francona is torn on what to do in left field. The good thing is that Carlos Santana isn't an option. Francona was forced to start Santana, his regular designated hitter, twice in left at Wrigley Field, where Cleveland had to play under National League rules.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 31, 2016

The Latest: Kluber borrows teammate's bat for big hit (The Associated Press)

Michael Brantley can't play in the World Series, but he helped the Indians win Game 4. Starter Corey Kluber went to the plate with one of the injured Brantley's bats on Saturday night, and after fouling off several two-strike pitches from John Lackey, the right-hander hit a slow roller toward third for an infield single in the second inning. Lonnie Chisenhall scored when the ball bounced away from Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, giving Cleveland a 2-1 lead.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 30, 2016

The Latest: Indians manager Francona says Game 3 'agonizing' (The Associated Press)

Indians manager Terry Francona said Game 3 wore him out mentally. Whether it was decisions with his lineup, bullpen or playing by National League rules, Francona called the game ''one of the most agonizing'' of his career. The Indians used five outfielders, four pitchers and Francona made several double-switches.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 29, 2016

Indians-Cubs most-watched World Series Game 3 since 2004 (The Associated Press)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cleveland's 1-0 World Series win over the Chicago Cubs was the most-watched Game 3 in 12 years.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 29, 2016

Granderson given Roberto Clemente Award (Reuters)

Curtis Granderson of the New York Mets on Friday was named the recipient of the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award for his community involvement and philanthropy. Granderson’s selection was announced by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred at a press conference prior to Game Three of the 112th World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. “Curtis Granderson is an outstanding ambassador for our game and a positive role model for kids,” said Manfred.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 28, 2016

Baseball-Granderson given Roberto Clemente Award (Reuters)

Curtis Granderson of the New York Mets on Friday was named the recipient of the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award for his community involvement and philanthropy. Granderson's selection was announced by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred at a press conference prior to Game Three of the 112th World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. "Curtis Granderson is an outstanding ambassador for our game and a positive role model for kids," said Manfred.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 28, 2016

Mets outfielder Granderson wins Clemente award (AFP)

New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson was named as the 2016 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award given to a Major League Baseball player for his charitable work. The award is named for a former Pittsburgh Pirates star who was killed delivering relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. "Curtis Granderson is an outstanding ambassador for our game and a positive role model for kids," Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said on Friday.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 28, 2016

Mets OF Granderson wins Roberto Clemente Award (The Associated Press)

Winning the Roberto Clemente Award meant a lot to Curtis Granderson. Accepting the honor in front of his parents in his hometown made the moment even sweeter for the New York Mets outfielder. Granderson received baseball's biggest honor for sportsmanship and community involvement before Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night at Wrigley Field.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 28, 2016

The Latest: DH Santana set to move to left for Indians (The Associated Press)

The Indians will likely start designated hitter Carlos Santana in left field in Game 3. Without a DH because they're playing in a National League ballpark, the Indians are prepared to put Santana, who has only played the position for a few innings in his career, out in left at Wrigley Field, where he'll have to deal with the wind and the rowdy bleacher crowd never mind the pressure. Indians manager Terry Francona said he has ''anxiety'' in making the move but feels it gives his team the best chance to win.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 27, 2016

Finalists announced for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards (Big League Stew)

Much like the Hollywood awards season, baseball has its own awards season. With the World Series already at Game 3 and the end of baseball staring everyone in the face, that means awards time is upon us. The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, given for defensive excellence, got an early jump on things, announcing the three finalists for every American League and National League position on Thursday afternoon.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 27, 2016