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NL wild card preview: Pirates look to battle past playoff-teste…

NL wild card preview: Pirates look to battle past playoff-tested Giants

yahoo.com Updated 29 minutes ago
There's no doubt the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco have taken two vastly different roads to reach the 2014 NL wild-card game. For the Pirates, there are 20 years of futility now firmly placed in the rearview mirror. The satisfaction of a winning …
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  • Salvador Perez rebounds from struggles at the plate with game-w…

    Salvador Perez rebounds from struggles at the plate with game-winning hit

    yahoo.com 48 minutes ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez just needed to take a pitch. A player not known for his patience at the plate, Perez was especially antsy in the late innings of Tuesday's wild-card win against the Oakland A's. With the Royals trailing 7-6 with one out…
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  • Royals Return to Playoffs in Dramatic Fashion

    Royals Return to Playoffs in Dramatic Fashion

    It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball's backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys.
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  • Pedro Martinez rips Ned Yost after Royals' wild-card win

    Pedro Martinez rips Ned Yost after Royals' wild-card win

    yahoo.com deadspin.com 59 minutes ago
    Ned Yost escaped with his job still in tact Tuesday night, after his Kansas City Royals came back three times to beat the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game. For a while, it didn't look like Yost would be so lucky. He took out starting pitcher J…
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  • Position-by-position breakdown: Royals-Angels

    Position-by-position breakdown: Royals-Angels

    MLB.com 1 hour ago
    After a thrilling victory in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card game, Kansas City heads west to meet the top-seeded Angels in the AL Division Series -- the first playoff meeting between the two. Game 1 is slated for Thursday night at 9:07 p.m. ET…
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  • Royals rookie Finnegan flourishes in clutch relief

    Royals rookie Finnegan flourishes in clutch relief

    MLB.com 1 hour ago
    Rookie Brandon Finnegan helped the Royals do something they hadn't done in 29 years -- celebrate a postseason victory -- by pitching 2 1/3 clutch frames in extra innings of a scintillating 9-8 walk-off triumph in 12 over the A's in the American League W…
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  • Defiant Royals Outfox A's in Wild Card Game

    Defiant Royals Outfox A's in Wild Card Game

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die Wild Card playoff on Tuesday to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years.
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  • Oakland's Dunn will retire after 14 seasons

    Oakland's Dunn will retire after 14 seasons

    ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    Oakland Athletics designated hitter Adam Dunn is retiring, he told ESPN's Pedro Gomez.
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  • A's Soto leaves Wild Card Game with injured thumb

    A's Soto leaves Wild Card Game with injured thumb

    MLB.com 1 hour ago
    A's catcher Geovany Soto was forced to exit Tuesday night's 9-8 loss to the Royals in the American League Wild Card Game in the bottom of the third inning because of a left thumb injury.
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  • A's season ends in Wild Card heartbreak

    A's season ends in Wild Card heartbreak

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    The A's had a four-run lead in the eighth inning and one-run leads in the ninth and 12th, but the Royals refused to go away on Tuesday night and ended Oakland's season with a 9-8 victory when Jason Hammel gave up a walk-off single to Salvador Perez in t…
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  • Crisp exits in 11th inning with hamstring injury

    Crisp exits in 11th inning with hamstring injury

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    A's center fielder Coco Crisp came out of Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game against the Royals just prior to the bottom of the 11th inning with a right hamstring injury.
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    Mint Condition: Ruth's Special Contracts

    Sep 30
    Goldin Auctions founder Ken Goldin joins Darren Rovell to break down how he was able to acquire Babe Ruth's first and final Yankees contracts for auction.
  • Video - Anthony Rizzo Joins Olbermann 05:45

    Anthony Rizzo Joins Olbermann

    Sep 30
    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo joins Keith Olbermann to discuss the Cubs' offseason plans, his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma, and the foundation he created to support families affected by cancer.
  • Video - Sport Science: 'The Catch' 02:23

    Sport Science: 'The Catch'

    Sep 30
    Sept. 29 marked the 60th anniversary of Willie Mays' iconic grab. ESPN "Sport Science" examines this legendary moment.
  • Video - Giants Vs. Pirates Wild Card Game Preview 01:25

    Giants Vs. Pirates Wild Card Game Preview

    Sep 29
    The Baseball Tonight crew looks ahead to Wednesday's National League wild card match up between the Giants and the Pirates.

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