Carlos Beltran sits for the second straight day with a sore knee

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Carlos Beltran sat out of the Mets game yesterday due to soreness in his knee and is out once again today, presumably for the same reason.

Beltran has yet to play his new position — right field — and the plan has been for him to DH for a week or so before tacking the outfield.  This knee soreness — even if Beltran describes it as sore “in a good way” — is pushing that plan back a bit.  And frankly, it has to be a bit worrisome if general workouts and a day at DH are keeping him on the pine.

Justin Turner and Chris Taylor named co-MVPs of NLCS

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.

Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.