JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Here is your MLB playoffs update for Wednesday (Oct. 6, 2010):

  • Rookie 3B Danny Valencia of the Minnesota Twins hit a single and a game-tying walk in a 6-4 loss to the New York Yankees. Yankees’ SP C.C. Sabathia walked the 25-year-old on 4 pitches with the bases loaded to tie the game 4-4. Valencia’s chances of being named A.L. Rookie of the Year dimmed significantly in September, a month when rookie RP Neftali Feliz of the Texas Rangers gave up zero runs in 11 appearances to finish the season 4-3 with 40 saves and a 2.73 ERA.
  • 2B Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers singled and scored a run in a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. It was his first playoff appearance in a five-year career.