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10/20/2017 Anibal Sanchez, Det, P
The Detroit Tigers have given up on right-hander Anibal Sanchez. Tigers general manager Al Avila announced on Friday that the team will not pick up the $16 million club option on Sanchez. Instead the Tigers will pay him a $5 million buyout.

Analysis: Sanchez, 34, had a difficult season. He was 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA in 28 appearances, including 17 starts. He allowed 26 home runs in 105 1/3 innings. Sanchez accepted a demotion to Triple-A Toledo during the season with the hope that it would help him regain a spot in the Tigers' rotation.
10/20/2017 Daniel Murphy, Was, 2B
Murphy underwent surgery to repair damage to the articular cartilage in his right knee, the team announced Friday.

Analysis: Murphy never revealed he was dealing with any injury. He was healthy enough to appear in all five games in the NL Division Series against the Cubs, batting .211 (4-for-19) with two RBIs and hitting a home run in the decisive Game 5 loss. He hit .322 with 23 home runs and 93 RBIs in 144 games in 2017
10/20/2017 Anibal Sanchez, Det, P
The Tigers are declining their $16 million option on Sanchez.

Analysis: General manager Al Avila confirmed that Friday following the team's news conference to introduce new manager Ron Gardenhire. The move comes as no surprise after Sanchez slipped badly over the past three seasons. He went 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA in 2017. The Tigers signed the Venezuelan to an $80 million, five-year contract before the 2013 season, and the deal included a $5 million buyout if the Tigers declined the option for 2018.
10/20/2017 Clayton Kershaw, LAD, P
Kershaw improved to 1-0, allowing one run on three hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Analysis: Kershaw struck out five, ending the game with a 2.45 ERA and 0.82 WHIP in two starts in this series.
10/20/2017 Cody Bellinger, LAD, LF
Cody Bellinger went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI Thursday as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Analysis: Four of his 10 postseason hits have gone for extra bases.
10/20/2017 Yasiel Puig, LAD, RF
Puig went 2 for 5 Thursday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Analysis: Puig has hit .414 and walked six times in the postseason.
10/20/2017 Charlie Culberson, LAD, SS
Culberson went 3 for 5 with a triple Thursday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Analysis: He went 5 for 11 in the series, but might not be on the active World Series roster with Corey Seager expected to be back.
10/20/2017 Chris Taylor, LAD, 2B
Taylor went 2 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Game 5.

Analysis: Taylor was co-MVP of the NLCS.
10/20/2017 Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B
Bryant went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Thursday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-1 in Game 5.

Analysis: Bryant's home run was useless as he hit .200 in the playoffs.
10/20/2017 José Quintana, ChC, P
Quintana fell to 0-1, allowing six runs on six hits and one walk in 2.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-1 on Thursday in Game 5.

Analysis: Quintana needs a better season next year with the Cubs after struggling at time since the team picked him up before the trade deadline.
10/20/2017 Kenley Jansen, LAD, P
Kenley Jansen did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday. Jansen did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.00 WHIP on the season.
10/20/2017 Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B
Rizzo went 0 for 4 Thursday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-1 in Game 5.

Analysis: He hit .135 in the postseason.
10/20/2017 Justin Turner, LAD, 3B
Justin Turner went 1 for 5 with an RBI Thursday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 of the NLCS. Turner scored once. He ended the game with a .333 batting average.

Analysis: Turner was named co-MVP of the NLCS.
10/20/2017 John Lackey, ChC, P
John Lackey allowed two runs on three hits in 2.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-1 on Thursday. Lackey struck out two, ending the game with a 9.82 ERA and 1.91 WHIP on the season.
10/20/2017 Tommy La Stella, ChC, 3B
Tommy La Stella went 0 for 1 Thursday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
10/20/2017 Kyle Schwarber, ChC, LF
Kyle Schwarber went 1 for 3 Thursday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-1. He ended the game with a .167 batting average.
10/20/2017 Ben Zobrist, ChC, 2B
Ben Zobrist went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
10/20/2017 Austin Barnes, LAD, C
Austin Barnes went 1 for 5 Thursday as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1. He ended the game with a .133 batting average.
10/20/2017 Albert Almora Jr., ChC, CF
Albert Almora Jr. went 0 for 4 Thursday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-1. He ended the game with a .188 batting average.
10/20/2017 Willson Contreras, ChC, C
Willson Contreras went 1 for 4 Thursday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-1. He ended the game with a .222 batting average.
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