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Command, inning get away from Burnett in a hurry

Command, inning get away from Burnett in a hurry

MLB.com Updated Oct 3, 2013
It was easy to see when A.J. Burnett's outing began to spiral out of control on Thursday. Only minutes later, it ended. The Pirates starter ran into trouble when Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran crushed a hanging 2-1 breaking ball in the third inn…
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  • 'Wright' way to start: Cardinals rout Pirates in Game 1

    'Wright' way to start: Cardinals rout Pirates in Game 1

    Adam Wainwright tossed seven dominant innings, and Carlos Beltran hit his 15th postseason home run in a seven-run third as the Cardinals posted a 9-1 victory over the Pirates in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday.
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  • Chipper, Magic add to Game 1's festive atmosphere

    Chipper, Magic add to Game 1's festive atmosphere

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    Chipper Jones threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday night at Turner Field, while on the other side of the field, Magic Johnson caused a stir as he attempted to get settled into his seats ne…
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  • Uggla 'upset' about being left off Braves roster

    Uggla 'upset' about being left off Braves roster

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, a three-time All-Star, was "disappointed and upset" to be left off the NL division series roster.
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  • Co-ace Greinke feeds off Dodgers' success

    Co-ace Greinke feeds off Dodgers' success

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    Zack Greinke spent much of the regular season proving to be the elite pitcher the Dodgers hoped he would be when they signed him in the offseason. Now, the Dodgers are hoping their prized offseason acquisition can carry that success over into the postse…
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  • Cardinals blast Pirates to take NLDS Game 1

    Cardinals blast Pirates to take NLDS Game 1

    Carlos Beltran came up big in the playoffs again as the Cards blew past the Pirates in St. Louis.
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  • The Red Sox's Best Reliever Once Aspired To Be A Gym Teacher

    The Red Sox's Best Reliever Once Aspired To Be A Gym Teacher

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2013
    Koji Uehara was, by any measure, the Red Sox's best relief pitcher this season. Indeed, only two Boston starters accumulated a higher WAR than Uehara, who finished the regular season with a 1.09 ERA in 74.1 innings pitched—mostly as the third-string clo…
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  • Magic Johnson promises to wear a Dodger Speedo if his team wins…

    Magic Johnson promises to wear a Dodger Speedo if his team wins World Series

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2013
    Jay Leno sat down with Magic Johnson earlier this week, talking about, among other things, the Los Angeles Dodgers' "poolgate" celebration. We're not exactly keen on more poolgate talk, but the interesting part here is the next potential swimm…
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  • Sources: Feds take lead in Bosch probe

    Sources: Feds take lead in Bosch probe

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    Federal law enforcement officials have asked Florida investigators to "stand down" in their investigation of Tony Bosch, MLB's lead witness in a South Florida-based doping scandal involving Alex Rodriguez and more than a dozen other players, s…
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  • NLDS preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves

    NLDS preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves

    yahoo.com MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    At one point this season, you could have made the argument that the Los Angeles Dodgers were the best team in baseball. The same goes for the Atlanta Braves. The Braves were in first place in the NL East pretty much the entire season, carving a lead big…
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  • Tigers' Peralta on roster for divison series

    Tigers' Peralta on roster for divison series

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    Jhonny Peralta is on the Detroit Tigers' roster for the AL division series against the Oakland Athletics.
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  • Lynn overcomes adversity to earn Game 2 start

    Lynn overcomes adversity to earn Game 2 start

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    The Cardinals will send Lance Lynn to the mound to start Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Friday at Busch Stadium (noon CT on MLB Network), but there was a point not long ago that Lynn might have been the odd man out of the Cards' rotati…
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  • Curtis sentencing: 'Predator' gets 7-15 years

    Curtis sentencing: 'Predator' gets 7-15 years

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    Former major league outfielder Chad Curtis was sentenced Thursday to seven to 15 years in prison for inappropriately touching teenage girls.
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  • ‘Mo Tie’ — Cards GM John Mozeliak rocks fancy bow tie for NLDS …

    ‘Mo Tie’ — Cards GM John Mozeliak rocks fancy bow tie for NLDS Game 1

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2013
    ST. LOUIS — John Mozeliak seemed to understand why he didn't rate better than No. 16 on The Stew's Sexiest GMs List."You didn't know how much I worked out," Mozeliak said Thursday before Game 1 of the NLDS at Busch Stadium.It's true; With a li…
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  • Holland earns Delivery Man honors for September

    Holland earns Delivery Man honors for September

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    Greg Holland was named the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month for September after the Kansas City closer converted 11 of 12 save opportunities.
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  • Lineup breakdown: Dodgers-Braves, Game 1

    Lineup breakdown: Dodgers-Braves, Game 1

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    A look at tonight's starting lineups for Game 1 of the NL Division Series between the Dodgers and the Braves.
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  • Sveum lands on feet as Royals assistant

    Sveum lands on feet as Royals assistant

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    The Kansas City Royals hired Dale Sveum to handle infield instruction and other coaching duties, three days after he was fired as manager of the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Lester no stranger to pitching on big stage

    Lester no stranger to pitching on big stage

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    Jon Lester knows what it feels like to open a postseason series for his team, but this marks the first of his three career Game 1 starts that will be at Fenway Park, with a packed house roaring on every strike.
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  • Chad Curtis Gets 7 To 15 Years For Sexual Abuse Of Teenage Girl…

    Chad Curtis Gets 7 To 15 Years For Sexual Abuse Of Teenage Girls

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2013
    Former MLB outfielder Chad Curtis, convicted in August of six counts of criminal sexual conduct against three teenage girls, was sentenced today by a judge in Barry County, Mich., to seven to 15 years in prison.Read more...
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  • Big League Stew’s 2013 MLB playoff predictions

    Big League Stew’s 2013 MLB playoff predictions

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2013
    We've already had thrilling week of baseball with two wild-card games and a tiebreaker game. But Thursday, things in the MLB postseason get even more serious. Both NLDS series begin. Then on Friday, both ALDS series begin. So it's time for your Big Leag…
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  • Cano, mother of son in child-support battle

    Cano, mother of son in child-support battle

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    As Robinson Cano and his advisers prepare to seek a big money free-agent contract, he is part of an increasingly bitter child-support case in which the anticipated windfall is not lost on either side.
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  • Pete Rose gambling checks head to auction

    Pete Rose gambling checks head to auction

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    Four checks written by Pete Rose, which were used as evidence of his betting history that resulted in his being banished from baseball, will go up for auction Friday.
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  • Rangers' Darvish gets lower-back injection

    Rangers' Darvish gets lower-back injection

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish had an injection on Wednesday for a nerve issue in his lower back and will be re-evaluated when he returns from Japan in November.
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  • Rangers manager worthy of new deal, GM says

    Rangers manager worthy of new deal, GM says

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday it's his preference that manager Ron Washington's contract be extended past the 2014 season.
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  • What If The NBA And MLB Played An NFL-Style Season?

    What If The NBA And MLB Played An NFL-Style Season?

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2013
    A big part of the NFL's appeal is all that "any given Sunday" stuff—a team like the Chiefs can come out of nowhere and look like world-beaters, while a team like the Giants can spend the first quarter of the season playing like the last reel o…
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  • At age 40, Colon shows no signs of slowing down

    At age 40, Colon shows no signs of slowing down

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    Bartolo Colon didn't expect to be pitching at age 40. Not in the postseason, and certainly not as a Game 1 starter, a title last reserved for him eight years ago. But the righty is still thriving with a calm, cool and collected demeanor, and he's ready …
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  • NLDS Preview: Pirates-Cardinals about to make postseason histor…

    NLDS Preview: Pirates-Cardinals about to make postseason history

    CNNSI.com Oct 3, 2013
    The Pirates and Cardinals have been rivals for decades. They've never met in October -- until now.
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  • Headley hopes September carries into '14 after surgery

    Headley hopes September carries into '14 after surgery

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    Chase Headley flew home to Tennessee on Thursday, two days removed from having surgery on his left knee. He'll be on crutches for a few weeks, but will be able to start his offseason workout routine on time, or possibly one week late, in about six weeks…
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  • Start ‘em young! Pittsburgh hospital is dressing up newborn bab…

    Start ‘em young! Pittsburgh hospital is dressing up newborn babies like Pirates

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2013
    Postseason fever has hit Pittsburgh. Just ask Johnny Cueto. Or you can look at these pictures from St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh, where staff has started dressing up newborn babies in Pittsburgh Pirates gear. Oh, and little bandanas too. When your ba…
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  • Stan the Man's mementos on auction block

    Stan the Man's mementos on auction block

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    He's considered the greatest St. Louis Cardinal of them all, and fans of Stan "The Man" Musial have a chance to own a piece of his personal collection, ranging from game-worn jerseys to championship rings -- even his legendary harmonicas.
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  • A's, Tigers set to clash in rematch of '12 ALDS

    A's, Tigers set to clash in rematch of '12 ALDS

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    While the Tigers have bigger names in their lineup and rotation than the A's do, the numbers and reputations won't matter when Detroit's Max Scherzer opposes Oakland's Bartolo Colon in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday night at O.c…
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  • Shipping up to Boston: Rays face off vs. Sox in ALDS

    Shipping up to Boston: Rays face off vs. Sox in ALDS

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Oct 3, 2013
    After winning two straight elimination games, the Rays' postseason run continues Friday afternoon at Fenway Park, where they'll face off against Jon Lester and the AL East champion Red Sox.
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  • NLDS quartet bound by more than just rich traditions

    NLDS quartet bound by more than just rich traditions

    CNNSI.com Oct 3, 2013
    A quartet of tradition-rich teams make up the NLDS field, but they're bound by more than their pasts.
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  • LA lists Ethier on NLDS roster, with Gordon to pinch-run

    LA lists Ethier on NLDS roster, with Gordon to pinch-run

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    Andre Ethier and Chris Capuano were included, but veterans Jerry Hairston, Brandon League, Carlos Marmol and Edinson Volquez were excluded from the 25-man roster the Dodgers submitted Thursday for their National League Division Series against the Braves…
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  • Postscript on Rivera, Almost the 1.0000 and Only

    Postscript on Rivera, Almost the 1.0000 and Only

    nytimes.com Oct 3, 2013
    If Yankees closer Mariano Rivera had gotten one more out in his career, he would have finished with an immaculate WHIP measurement of 1.0000.
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  • Braves’ Kimbrel Is King of Remaining Closers

    Braves’ Kimbrel Is King of Remaining Closers

    nytimes.com Oct 3, 2013
    Craig Kimbrel, 25, Atlanta’s statistical marvel, would have to be a great closer for many years ahead to compare to the retired Mariano Rivera.
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  • Position breakdown: A's, Tigers pretty evenly matched

    Position breakdown: A's, Tigers pretty evenly matched

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    On paper, the postseason series between the Tigers and A's might be the toughest to predict. Oakland had a 4-3 advantage in the season series, scoring 42 runs while allowing 40 to Detroit. Here's how it breaks down heading into Game 1 Friday at 9:30 p.m…
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  • Martinez signs deal to publish his memoirs

    Martinez signs deal to publish his memoirs

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    Pitching great Pedro Martinez has a success story to share -- his own.
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  • The System carries Rays back to ALDS and maybe beyond

    The System carries Rays back to ALDS and maybe beyond

    CNNSI.com Oct 3, 2013
    Strong defense and shut down starting pitching has carried Tampa Bay back to another ALDS.
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  • Tribe trio faces uncertain future following playoff exit

    Tribe trio faces uncertain future following playoff exit

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    After providing valuable contributions to the Indians on and off the field during a remarkable 2013 season, Jason Giambi, Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir head into the offseason with question marks surrounding their futures in Cleveland and in the game.
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  • Salazar displays poise far beyond his years

    Salazar displays poise far beyond his years

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    It didn't take long for Danny Salazar to show why the Indians handed him the ball in the do-or-die AL Wild Card Game. From the very beginning, he handled this giant moment with the poise Cleveland expected.
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  • With Wild Card loss, curtain falls on Indians' season

    With Wild Card loss, curtain falls on Indians' season

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 3, 2013
    After six years of missing the postseason, the Indians earned the right to host the AL Wild Card Game, but the script took an unexpected turn. Danny Salazar started strong before running into trouble, and Rays right-hander Alex Cobb had his way with the…
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  • Local bar owner retrieves Ron Santo memorabilia the Cubs say th…

    Local bar owner retrieves Ron Santo memorabilia the Cubs say they threw away accidentally

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2013
    According to the Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan, local bar owner Beth Murphy played hero on Monday when she spotted and retrieved a pile of Ron Santo memorabilia the Chicago Cubs say they threw away accidentally. The memorabilia, which included a card …
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  • Young continues playoff swagger with Rays

    Young continues playoff swagger with Rays

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2013
    Delmon Young, who rejoined his original organization on Aug. 22 after being released by the Phillies, ignited the Rays with a third-inning homer in the AL Wild Card Game, the outfielder's Major League-leading ninth postseason home run since 2011.
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  • This offseason we'll find out if Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner…

    This offseason we'll find out if Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner cares more about winning or making money

    nydailynews.com Oct 3, 2013
    The perception is that Hal Steinbrenner, the new boss, cares more about making money than winning. Is it true? This offseason figures to provide plenty of ammunition to formulate an answer.
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  • Indians fan attempts to distract David DeJesus by throwing part…

    Indians fan attempts to distract David DeJesus by throwing partially filled cup

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2013
    Cleveland Indians fans were happy and vocal early in their 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Wednesday's AL wild card game. Unfortunately, by the end, their mood had changed completely. In fact, one fan was frustrated enough to throw a partially filled …
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  • Derek Jeter's Diary: A Captain's Tears, a Centaur's Haunches

    Derek Jeter's Diary: A Captain's Tears, a Centaur's Haunches

    grantland.com Oct 3, 2013
    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captai...
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  • Five Takeaways From Indians-Rays

    Five Takeaways From Indians-Rays

    grantland.com Oct 3, 2013
    The Tampa Bay Rays are off to Boston for a 2008 ALCS rematch after shutting out the Indians, 4-0, Wednesday night in Cleveland. This was a classic Ray...
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  • Video - Wainwright Stellar On The Mound 01:04

    Wainwright Stellar On The Mound

    Oct 3
    Adam Wainwright struck out nine over seven strong innings in the Cardinals' NLDS Game 1 win.
  • Video - Beltran Continues Postseason Success 01:17

    Beltran Continues Postseason Success

    Oct 3
    Carlos Beltran hit his 15th career postseason home run in the Cardinals' Game 1 win.
  • Video - Big Third Powers Cards In Game 1 02:02

    Big Third Powers Cards In Game 1

    Oct 3
    The Cardinals scored seven runs before recording an out en route to a 9-1 win over the Pirates in Game 1 of the NLDS.
  • Video - Gonzalez After Game 1 00:52

    Gonzalez After Game 1

    Oct 3
    Adrian Gonzalez talks to Tim Kurkjian after the Dodgers win Game 1.

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