Patrick Garrett

Morning Edition Producer

Patrick Garrett graduated with a dual degree from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Concentration in Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. A former newsroom intern who joined the WAMC staff in 2014, he worked at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where he sold tickets. He is an Eagle Scout from Saratoga Springs and writes and plays music in his free time.

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It will be the Houston Astros against the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series. Yes, Yankee fans that means what you think it means. Dallas Keuchel combined with three relievers on a three-hitter as the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 to win the AL wild card game. Keuchel gave up the Yankees' three hits while striking out seven in six innings before the bullpen accounted for three hitless innings. Colby Rasmus put the Astros ahead with a solo blast in the second before Carlos Gomez added a solo shot in the fourth.



In the NFL, Seattle topped Detroit 13-10.

The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins to the practice squad, and released wide receiver-kick returner Walter Powell from the practice squad. Thompkins was signed by New England as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati in 2013 and he caught 32 passes for 466 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie. Powell had been with the Jets since last season, when New York claimed him off waivers from Arizona.


In the NFL, the Jets beat Miami 27-14, the Giants topped Buffalo 24-10, Carolina bested Tampa Bay 37-23, Atlanta beat Houston 48-21, Indianapolis won against Jacksonville 16-13 in overtime, Cincinnati beat Kansas City 36-21, Chicago defeated Oakland 22-20, Washington bested Philadelphia 23-20, Green Bay beat San Francisco 17-3, Denver trumped Minnesota 23-20, St. Louis edged Arizona 24-22, and it was New Orleans over Dallas 26-20 in overtime.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees topped Boston 4-1 to clinch an AL wild card spot. Texas beat the Angels 5-3 to clinch a playoff berth. Meanwhile Baltimore bested Toronto 6-4, Minnesota doubled up Cleveland 4-2, and it was Kansas City over the White Sox 6-4.


The longest postseason drought in baseball is over -- the Toronto Blue Jays have clinched their first AL East championship in 22 years. In a double header, Toronto humiliated Baltimore 15-2 in the first, then Baltimore swung back and bested Toronto 8-1, and Boston topped the Yankees 9-5 in 11 innings.


In baseball, in the American League, Boston crushed the Yankees 10-4 slowing their bid for a wild card spot, New York is now 5 1/2 games back from AL East leading Toronto. Texas edged Detroit 7-6, the White Sox doubled up Kansas City 4-2, the Angels blasted Oakland 8-1, and it was Seattle over Houston 6-4. The Toronto at Baltimore game was postponed due to rain but the Blue Jays magic number was reduced to one due to the Yanks loss to the Red Sox. The Minnesota at Cleveland game was postponed due to rain.

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A western Massachusetts police chief who wasn't arrested even though he appeared drunk during a traffic stop has resigned.

Belchertown's Board of Selectman accepted Chief Francis Fox Jr.'s resignation on Monday.

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In Monday Night Football, Green Bay beat Kansas City 38-28.

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A former New York prison worker who helped two murderers escape faces up to seven years for her role in the audacious breakout. 

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In the NFL, Tom Brady became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw 400 touchdown passes when New England crushed Jacksonville 51-17, Philadelphia beat the Jets 24-17, and Buffalo bested Miami 41-14. Meanwhile Atlanta bested Dallas 39-28, Cincinnati won against Baltimore 28-24, Indianapolis trumped Tennessee 35-33, Oakland topped Cleveland 27-20, Pittsburgh doubled up St. Louis 12-6, Carolina bested New Orleans 27-22, Arizona crushed San Francisco 47-7, Seattle blanked Chicago 26-0, and it was Denver over Detroit 24-12. On Monday Night Football, Kansas City is in Green Bay to take on the Packers at 8:30.