Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Prince Fielder grounded into inning-ending doubleplay with two on in first to continue his production problem from 2013 postseason when he had zero RBIs in 40 at-bats. Actually, it goes back further. He hasn't driven in a run in past 68 postseason at-bats.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

In the last three seasons, Rangers 1B Mike Napoli has hit 4 home runs 450 feet or farther in Rogers Centre, including a 463-footer this season for Texas.

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Horned Frog leaps onto Kiper's Big Board

TCU WR Josh Doctson continues to exceed expectations everywhere he goes. Will he continue to do the same on Sundays? Kiper's Big Board (Insider)

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Who's your best bet?

Baylor travels to Lawrence this weekend to take on Kansas. The Jayhawks are 44-point home underdogs in Vegas. Who is Phil Steele backing? Week 6 best bets (Insider)

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Late slippage? Since throwing 5 1/3 scoreless against the Jays on Aug. 27, Yovani Gallardo posted a 4.85 ERA and a .347 batting average against in six starts.

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

O, Canada! Finally back in postseason for first time sine 1993.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Blue Jays fans drowning out intros of Rangers players with chants of "Let's Go Blue Jays."

Cowboys speak to Hardy about comments

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett spoke with DE Greg Hardy about his comments about returning "guns blazing," and about the wife of Tom Brady. Said Garrett: "We just addressed it immediately. That's not how we want to operate as an organization. Players and coaches in our organization understand that. We want to distinguish ourselves with our play, not with what we say."

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Texas Game 2 starter Cole Hamels on the new, slower, less bouncy turf in Toronto; "I guess the new turf does do some terrible things. At least it looks good. ... You basically just have to keep the ball down. If anything it gives guys the chance to get to balls and make plays."

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

The roof at Rogers Centre is closed a half hour before first pitch. Jays are 38-14 this season when it's open, 11-14 when closed, 0-4 when both open and closed at some point.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

In surrendering more than 40 points a game right now, it's not unthinkable that Kansas could challenge Louisiana-Lafayette’s 1997 defense for the ignominious FBS season record of 50.3 points allowed per game. Especially given the Jayhawks' remaining schedule includes the nation's top three scoring teams, including Baylor this weekend.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

When John Gibbons was fired as manager by the Blue Jays in midseason 2008, he was replaced by Cito Gaston, who managed the Jays to Series titles in '92 and '93. Gibbons returned in 2013; Gaston is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch this afternoon.

Double Check: Patriots-Cowboys (0:55)
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Thursday's MLB Postseason schedule

  • Rangers at Blue Jays (Yovani Gallardo vs. David Price): 3:37 p.m. ET
  • Astros at Royals (Collin McHugh vs. Yordano Ventura), 7:37 p.m. ET
Postseason coverage, schedules

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Rangers manager Jeff Banister says Martin Perez will start Game 3. "We like how he pitches. That's the short answer but it's about his body of work and how he's thrown lately and that he's primarily a ground ball guy. Plus it gives us another couple veteran arms available in the bullpen early on." Perez is 1-1 with 2.25 ERA past four starts.

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

The Rangers Game 1 lineup:

FPI favors Horned Frogs over Wildcats

According to the Football Power Index, TCU has a 77 percent chance to defeat Kansas State. What is the predicted point differential? GameDay Kickoff