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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The archrival Red Sox and Yankees meet again in October.  Police release the name of a victim in a Providence shooting from over the weekend, and say an arrest has been made in connection to a fatal shooting from February.  A Rhode Islander who served as the music director for the TV show Sesame Street has died.

>>Red Sox And Yankees Face Off In Playoff Game

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, a historic baseball rivalry, will be a part of the Major League Baseball postseason for a fifth time Tuesday night.  The Red Sox host the Yankees at Fenway Park for the one-game American League Wild Card Playoff.  This is the fourth time the Yankees have played in the game since MLB expanded the playoff format to include two wild card teams, while Boston is in it for the first time.  First pitch from Fenway is set for 8:08 p.m.

>>Bucs-Pats Draws High Sunday Night Football Ratings

(Providence, RI)  --  Sunday night's game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots drew more viewers than any other Sunday night NFL game in nearly a decade.  NBC Sports says the Tom Brady homecoming game averaged about 28-and-a-half-million viewers on all of its platforms, making it the most watched Sunday Night Football game since 2012.  Providence, Boston, Hartford and Tampa were the top-four markets.  NBC said it was the highest viewing for a Sunday night game ever in Providence.

>>Victim, Suspect ID'd In Providence Shootings

(Providence, RI)  --  A man who was reportedly shot while sitting in a vehicle in Providence over the weekend has died.  The victim was 21-year-old Niberto Diaz of Providence.  The shooting that happened early Sunday morning on Glasgow Street is now the capital city's 20th homicide of the year.  In a separate case, a 17-year-old from Providence has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting in February.  This one also involved a victim sitting in a car, 19-year-old Johnjairo Brito at his residence on Academy Avenue.  Authorities are seeking to charge the juvenile as an adult.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,843

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported five new coronavirus deaths over the weekend.  The updated pandemic death toll for the Ocean State on Monday was two-thousand-843.  Over 600 new virus cases were reported statewide.

>>Michael Renzi Of RI, Sesame Street Music Director, Has Died

(Newport, RI)  --  Rhode Islander Michael Renzi, who was the music director on Sesame Street for nearly a decade, has died.  Renzi, who was born in Providence, passed away on September 28th at Newport Hospital after a brief illness.  He was 80.  Renzi received 16 Emmy nominations and won seven awards for his work on the children's TV show and also the soap opera "All My Children."

>>Drying Out After Rains In Southern New England

(Undated)  --  Monday was a rainy day in Rhode Island.  The National Weather Service reported only Providence County got over the inch mark, with about one-and-a-quarter inches measured in Cumberland and Woonsocket.  More rain was falling overnight Tuesday, but forecasters expect dry weather in the Ocean State for the rest of the week.

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