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NEW YORK | Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is a finalist for AL MVP and Rookie of the Year, giving him a chance to become just the third player to win the awards in the same year. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed the finalists for its major awards on Monday night. The winners will be announced next week.


DENVER | Rest assured, Carlos Gonzalez is a different player since August. Turns out, the Colorado Rockies ‘ charismatic outfielder just needed a good night’s sleep. Struggling at the plate early in the season, Gonzalez tossed and turned each night before finally visiting a sleep specialist about two months ago. Now, it’s his bat that’s awake as he and the Rockies are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2009. This is better than a dream, too, for the only holdover player from that ’09 squad.