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MLB Most Valuable Player Award

LEADING OFF: 4 games on tap; Kershaw vs Mets; Midwest rivals

A look at what's happening around the major leagues today: ___ ALL DAY LONG It's a jam-packed Friday for baseball fans, with four playoff games on tap one right after the other. The action starts at 12:45 p.m. EDT in Toronto, where Texas tries to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. Then it's Kansas City hosting Houston in Game 2 at 3:45 p.m., before the National League grabs the spotlight at night. Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs visit St. Louis at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Mets-Dodgers opener in Los Angeles at 9:45 p.m. ROAD WARRIORS When will a home team finally win a playoff game? Houston's series-opening victory at Kansas City on Thursday night made...