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  1. Giants have lead on Reds in the middle of NLDS Game 4

    Oct 10, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

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    There’s a bullpen game underway in Cincinnati. Giants starter Barry Zito lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks. Reds starter Mike Leake was lifted in the fifth after yielding three earned runs on six hits and two walks. Tim Lincecum is in — and on a sort…

  2. Brett Anderson dazzles in Game 3 of ALDS as Athletics shut out Tigers and stay alive

    Oct 9, 2012, 11:46 PM EDT

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    A’s left-hander Brett Anderson made only six starts during the regular season and had not pitched since September 19 because of an oblique strain, so there was reason for concern about how he’d fare in Game 3 of the ALDS on Tuesday night against the Tigers. It didn’t take long for those concerns to disappear.…

  3. Coco Crisp makes exceptional catch in Game 3 of ALDS

    Oct 9, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

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    Oakland’s Coco Crisp failed to haul in a fly ball in center field in Game 2 of the ALDS on Sunday afternoon at Detroit’s Comerica Park, allowing the Tigers to tack on two runs in an eventual 5-4 Detroit victory. But the speedster just leapt out of the doghouse in the second inning of ALDS Game 3 tonight…

  4. Giants break through in 10th inning of NLDS Game 3 against Reds to avoid elimination

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Scott Rolen ranks among the best defensive third basemen in major league history and catcher Ryan Hanigan had a fantastic season behind the plate. But baseball can be an incredibly cruel sport. Hanigan let a Jonathan Broxton pitch get to the backstop with two outs in the top of the 10th inning, allowing Buster Posey…

  5. Giants and Reds head to extra innings in NLDS Game 3

    Oct 9, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

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    The Reds scored one run on a Jay Bruce RBI single in the bottom of the first inning and San Francisco answered back on a sacrifice fly from Angel Pagan in the top of the third. But that’s where the scoring summary stops through nine innings of this NLDS Game 3 at Great American Ball…

  6. Homer Bailey loses no-hitter in sixth inning, Game 3 of NLDS remains tied at 1-1 in Cincy

    Oct 9, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT

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    Reds right-hander Homer Bailey tossed a no-hitter on September 28 against the Pirates. Only 11 days later, he’s been almost equally as dominant. And on a much grander stage. Bailey carried a no-no into the sixth inning of this NLDS Game 3 against the Giants and has used just 77 pitches through those six frames…

  7. Giants tie NLDS Game 3 with one-run third inning

    Oct 9, 2012, 6:54 PM EDT

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    A little bit of small ball has given the Giants life. After Gregor Blanco took a pitch off his shoulder and Brandon Crawford walked, Ryan Vogelsong laid down a sacrifice bunt that put two runners in scoring position with one out. Angel Pagan then launched a sacrifice fly to deep center field, pushing the Giants…

  8. Reds again strike first in Game 3 of NLDS vs. Giants

    Oct 9, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

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    If the Giants want to remain alive in the 2012 postseason, they’ll have to get rolling soon. The hot-hitting Reds jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning of Tuesday night’s NLDS Game 3 against the Giants and have now scored first in all three games of this five-game set. Zack Cozart walked,…

  9. Nationals rally back to beat Cardinals in Game 1 of NLDS

    Oct 7, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Adam Wainwright held the Nationals to one run over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in Game 1 of the NLDS and recorded the most strikeouts (10) by a Cardinals pitcher in a postseason game since Bob Gibson. Gio Gonzalez, meanwhile, issued a career-high-tying seven walks over just five innings of work. But the Cardinals couldn’t capitalize…

  10. Tyler Moore pushes Nationals in front of Cardinals with two-run single late in NLDS Game 1

    Oct 7, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

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    The Nationals and Cardinals have both wasted big scoring chances throughout this NLDS Game 1 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. But in the top of the eighth inning Washington finally broke through. Tyler Moore, a 25-year-old rookie serving as a pinch-hitter, guided a Marc Rzepczynski pitch into shallow right field to score Michael Morse…

  11. NLDS Game 2 lineups: Reds vs. Giants

    Oct 7, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the NLDS between the Reds and Giants. First pitch is 9:30 p.m. ET: CINCINNATI REDS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Zack Cozart, SS 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 4.…

  12. Gio Gonzalez looking shaky, Cardinals lead NLDS Game 1

    Oct 7, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez hasn’t allowed a hit through two innings, but he has issued five walks and thrown some wild pitches, allowing the Cardinals to take an early 2-1 lead in Game 1 of the NLDS. This is Gio’s first career postseason start and the five-game series opened on the road due to this…

  13. Don Kelly launches walkoff sacrifice fly as Tigers take 2-0 lead over Athletics in ALDS

    Oct 7, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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    The Tigers designated Don Kelly for assignment in early August. And now he’s a postseason hero. The 32-year-old utilityman scored a game-tying tally as a pinch-runner in the bottom of the eight inning then hit a walkoff sacrifice fly to deep right-center field in the bottom of the ninth as Detroit topped Oakland 5-4 in Game 2…

  14. Tigers rally in bottom of the eighth, ALDS Game 2 is tied

    Oct 7, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT

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    The A’s tied this ALDS Game 2 in the top of the eighth inning when Yoenis Cespedes raced home from third base on a Joaquin Benoit wild pitch. And now the Tigers have answered in a similar fashion. Delmon Young and Jhonny Peralta hit back-to-back singles to open the bottom of the eighth then advanced…

  15. Tigers jump on top when Coco Crisp makes error in center, but A’s storm back in eighth

    Oct 7, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

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    A’s left-hander Sean Doolittle had MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera beat with two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, inducing what looked to be a flyout to deep center field. But Coco Crisp failed to secure a basket catch and both runners raced home, giving the Tigers a sudden 3-2…

  16. Oakland grabs ALDS Game 2 lead in seventh inning

    Oct 7, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

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    Tigers starter Doug Fister has been pretty sharp this afternoon at a chilly Comerica Park, boasting eight strikeouts through seven innings against the A’s. But leadoff walks are murder. And the one Fister just issued to Seth Smith could be a real haunter. Smith was sacrificed over to second by George Kottaras then scored on a…

  17. A’s and Tigers trade runs in third, Game 2 of ALDS sits tied

    Oct 7, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

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    The A’s only tallied three hits off Tigers ace Justin Verlander in Saturday’s ALDS Game 1 loss at Comerica Park. Through three innings Sunday, Oakland already has five hits against Doug Fister. Cliff Pennington and Coco Crisp hit back-to-back singles to open the top of the third, then Yoenis Cespedes drove Pennington in with a…

  18. Reds hopeful that Johnny Cueto can start NLDS Game 3

    Oct 7, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT

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    Reds ace Johnny Cueto was lifted from Saturday night’s NLDS Game 1 victory over the Giants after just eight pitches because of back spasms. He appeared to be experiencing a considerable amount of discomfort while he sauntered from the mound to the visitors dugout, but some positive early signs have given hope to the Cincinnati…

  19. NLDS Game 1 lineups: Nationals vs. Cardinals

    Oct 7, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Nats and Cards, scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Bryce Harper, CF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Adam…

  20. ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. Yankees

    Oct 7, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

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    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Orioles and Yankees have in store for us in the American League Division Series. The Teams Baltimore Orioles (93-69) vs. New York Yankees (95-67) The Matchups Game 1 Sunday in Baltimore: CC Sabathia vs.…

  21. Alexi Ogando wants starting rotation spot in 2013

    Oct 7, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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    Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando spent nearly the entire 2012 campaign in the bullpen and had a great deal of success, finishing with a 3.27 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 66/17 K/BB ratio in 66 innings. But he is not satisfied with that setup role. According to beat writer Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Ogando…

  22. ALDS Game 2 lineups: Athletics vs. Tigers

    Oct 7, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS between the A’s and Tigers, set to get underway at 12 p.m. ET: OAKLAND ATHLETICS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Coco Crisp, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Stephen Drew, SS 2. Omar Infante, 2B 3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Brandon Moss, 1B…

  23. Royals hoping to re-sign right-hander Jeremy Guthrie

    Oct 7, 2012, 9:27 AM EDT

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    Veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie found new life when he was traded from the Rockies to the Royals on July 20, posting a 3.16 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP in his final 14 starts. He’s set to hit the open market five days after the conclusion of the 2012 World Series, so the Kansas City front…

  24. NLDS Preview: Cardinals vs. Nationals

    Oct 7, 2012, 8:33 AM EDT

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    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Cardinals and Nationals have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams St. Louis Cardinals (88-74) vs. Washington Nationals (98-64) The Matchups Game 1 Sunday in St. Louis: Gio Gonzalez vs.…

  25. Buster Posey gets Giants on the board with solo shot

    Oct 6, 2012, 11:51 PM EDT

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    The Giants’ offense was dormant through the first five innings of this NLDS Game 1 despite the early exit of one Johnny Cueto. But it woke up in the sixth. MVP candidate Buster Posey hit a leadoff homer over the left field wall, then Hunter Pence smoked a Mat Latos pitch that was caught by…

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