Reds extend manager Baker's deal for 2 years

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Cincinnati • Reds owner Bob Castellini couldn't imagine Dusty Baker leaving.

The 63-year-old manager got a two-year contract extension Monday, giving him another chance to take Cincinnati deep into the playoffs. They've been there twice in the last three years, failing both times to get past the division series.

Baker missed the Reds' NL Central title celebration this year because he was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat and a mini-stroke. He returned and lost ace Johnny Cueto at the start of their series against San Francisco, which ended with the Giants rallying to win Game 5.

The Associated Press —

Playoffs schedule


Note • Best-of-7; x-if necessary; all games televised by TBS

American League

Saturday • Detroit 6, New York 4 (12 innings)

Sunday • Detroit 3, New York 0

Tigers lead series 2-0

Tuesday • New York (Hughes 16-13) at Detroit (Verlander 17-8), 6:07 p.m.

Wednesday • New York (Sabathia 15-6) at Detroit (Scherzer 16-7), 6:07 p.m.

x-Thursday • New York at Detroit, 2:07 p.m.

x-Saturday, Oct. 20 • Detroit at New York, 6:07 p.m.

x-Sunday, Oct. 21 • Detroit at New York, 6:15 p.m.

National League

Note • All games televised by Fox

Sunday • St. Louis 6, San Francisco 4

Monday • San Francisco 7, St. Louis 1

Series tied 1-1

Wednesday • San Francisco (Cain 16-5) at St. Louis (Lohse 16-3), 2:07 p.m.

Thursday • San Francisco at St. Louis (Wainwright 14-13), 6:07 p.m.

Friday • San Francisco at St. Louis, 6:07 p.m.

x-Sunday, Oct. 21 • St. Louis at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m.

x-Monday, Oct. 22 • St. Louis at San Francisco, 6:07 p.m.