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Driving 'em batty: Offense overpowers Price

Driving 'em batty: Offense overpowers Price

MLB.com Updated Oct 5, 2013
Coming through with a collection of timely hits against David Price, Boston notched a 7-4 victory that has put Tampa Bay in an 0-2 stranglehold in this best-of-five American League Division Series.
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  • Freeman shares special season with his MVP

    Freeman shares special season with his MVP

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    Freddie Freeman is grateful for the time spent with his father this postseason in a year for the Braves' first baseman that could end with both a World Series title and a top-five finish in balloting for the National League MVP Award.
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  • Sanchez on the right track entering Game 3

    Sanchez on the right track entering Game 3

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    When Anibal Sanchez arrived in Detroit via trade last year, the Tigers weren't sure of the talent they were getting. Now, as the right-hander prepares to start Game 3 of the American League Divison Series against Oakland, he enters as the reigning ERA k…
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  • Uehara, bullpen slam door emphatically on Rays

    Uehara, bullpen slam door emphatically on Rays

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    A dominating performance by the Red Sox bullpen -- 3 2/3 innings of one-hit ball from Koji Uehara, Craig Breslow and Junichi Tazawa -- closed out a 7-4 victory over the Rays on Saturday night.
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  • Rays in 0-2 hole after pitching, defense come up short

    Rays in 0-2 hole after pitching, defense come up short

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    Tampa Bay's pitching came up short again on Saturday and the Rays took a 7-4 loss to the Red Sox, leaving them one game from elimination in the best-of-five American League Division Series.
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  • Big Papi belts 2 HRs as Red Sox open 2-0 lead

    Big Papi belts 2 HRs as Red Sox open 2-0 lead

    David Ortiz homered twice, the second shot chasing David Price in the eighth inning on Saturday night, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL division series.
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  • Mattingly stands by Game 2 pitching change

    Mattingly stands by Game 2 pitching change

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2013
    Don Mattingly didn't have had much time to sleep on some of the moves he made in the seventh inning of the Dodgers 4-3 loss in the Atlanta Braves Friday night in Game 2 of their National League Divisional Series.
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  • Sonny Gray, A's beat Tigers in ALDS Game 2

    Sonny Gray, A's beat Tigers in ALDS Game 2

    CNNSI.com Oct 5, 2013
    After Sonny Gray's stellar pitching, the A's just needed a run. They got it in the 9th to beat Detroit and tie the ALDS.
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  • Resilient Pirates refuse to be kept down

    Resilient Pirates refuse to be kept down

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    Like any ordinary band of pirates looking for buried treasure, the Pirates hit a lot of dead ends on their search for the gateway to the postseason. But these Pirates have spent the season coming out alive from the most dire circumstances.
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  • Fully healthy, Buchholz tabbed for Game 3

    Fully healthy, Buchholz tabbed for Game 3

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    Clay Buchholz will be making just his fifth start since June 8 when he takes the mound against the Rays in St. Petersburg for Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday.
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  • Cobb earning respect from beneath the radar

    Cobb earning respect from beneath the radar

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    No less a pitching authority than David Price has cited Alex Cobb as the pitcher he'd like to see on the mound for a must-win game, and it's Cobb who will start for the Rays on Monday night in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.
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  • Jimmy Fund Chorus, Lonborg share pregame spotlight

    Jimmy Fund Chorus, Lonborg share pregame spotlight

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    Boston continued to use its postseason as a platform to help spotlight and strengthen the community with the Jimmy Fund Chorus singing the national anthem on Saturday afternoon prior to Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
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  • As NLDS shifts to Pittsburgh, Liriano ready

    As NLDS shifts to Pittsburgh, Liriano ready

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    As the Pirates head home having wrested the home-field advantage from the Cardinals with their Game 2 victory, Pittsburgh's fans will be ready to deliver their black-clad brand of boisterous support for their club in Game 3, which pits Joe Kelly against…
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  • To win NLDS, Cardinals need to end PNC woes

    To win NLDS, Cardinals need to end PNC woes

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    If the Cardinals want to play deeper into October, they will have to win at least once on Pittsburgh's home field, a venue where they sloshed to a 3-7 record this year. Game 3 of the National League Division Series is on Sunday (3:30 p.m. CT on TBS).
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  • Dusty Baker wins, then gets ax as Reds may look to Barry Larkin…

    Dusty Baker wins, then gets ax as Reds may look to Barry Larkin next

    nydailynews.com Oct 5, 2013
    It’s hard to say which was more undeserved — the Dusty Baker firing in Cincinnati or the Ned Yost rehiring in Kansas City. In any case, you have to wonder now if Jim Leyland might suffer the same fate if his Detroit Tigers don’t make it back to the Worl…
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  • Lineup breakdown: Tigers-A's, Game 2

    Lineup breakdown: Tigers-A's, Game 2

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    A look at Friday's starting lineups for Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Tigers and the Athletics.
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  • Lineup breakdown: Rays-Red Sox, Game 2

    Lineup breakdown: Rays-Red Sox, Game 2

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    A look at Saturday's starting lineups for Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Rays and the Red Sox.
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  • Ross gets the nod over Salty in Game 2

    Ross gets the nod over Salty in Game 2

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    There were a couple of compelling reasons why David Ross was inserted into the lineup for the Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Rays on Saturday.
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  • Win or lose, Cardinals keep even keel in postseason

    Win or lose, Cardinals keep even keel in postseason

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    For the Cardinals, the term "even keel" does not describe an approach. It is much closer to the preferred way of life. The Cardinals will play the Pirates in Game 3 of the NL Division Series at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. They will not show up wit…
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  • Steve Lyons calls Hanley Ramirez’s Game 2 home run a rally kill…

    Steve Lyons calls Hanley Ramirez’s Game 2 home run a rally killer

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2013
    There’s always that fan at the ballpark, bar, or even on Twitter, who gets mad at the “rally-killing” home run. You know, the two-run homers, three-run homers, and even grand slams that put quick runs on the scoreboard, but create a clean slate for the …
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  • Pure shock: Dodgers’ Dee Gordon gives best reaction ever to bei…

    Pure shock: Dodgers’ Dee Gordon gives best reaction ever to being called out at second base

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2013
    Placed on the postseason roster for one reason, his speed, Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers could not believe that umpire Bill Miller called him out at second base on a stolen-base attempt in the ninth inning Friday night. Whether it was because of…
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  • Maddon proud of how Myers handling mistake

    Maddon proud of how Myers handling mistake

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    Manager Joe Maddon doesn't believe that Myers' missed fly ball on Friday will lead to any problems, and feels the rookie right fielder has handled the situation "great." "Not good," Maddon said. "Great. He couldn't have handled …
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  • Cards' Miller getting used to new role in 'pen

    Cards' Miller getting used to new role in 'pen

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    Manager Mike Matheny had a decision to make when putting together his rotation for the National League Division Series. When Lance Lynn's experience got the nod over rookie Shelby Miller, that pushed the 22-year-old right-hander to the bullpen. After a …
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  • Uggla roster decision was a tough one for Braves

    Uggla roster decision was a tough one for Braves

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    While Dan Uggla's struggles at the plate this season have been well-documented, Atlanta skipper Fredi Gonzalez said the decision to keep the veteran off the playoff roster was one of the toughest things he's been a part of as a manager.
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  • Six left in Postseason Survivor Competition

    Six left in Postseason Survivor Competition

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    Every day, a panel of celebrities will make one pick until they're eliminated by choosing the wrong team. The person who survives the longest will win $10,000 toward the charity of their choice. Six stars remain in the running.
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  • Joaquin Benoit assists his own critical strikeout in Tigers’ AL…

    Joaquin Benoit assists his own critical strikeout in Tigers’ ALDS Game 1 victory

    yahoo.com MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    It was nail-biting time in the ninth inning at O.Co Coliseum. The Detroit Tigers were holding on to a precarious 3-2 lead, and the largest baseball crowd in Oakland since 1994 was reinvigorated after A’s slugger Yoenis Cespedes’ seventh inning two-run h…
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  • Aiming to even series, A's face another ace

    Aiming to even series, A's face another ace

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    On the heels of Max Scherzer's dominating Game 1 effort in the Tigers' 3-2 win over the A's, here comes Justin Verlander. In Game 2 on Saturday night, Oakland rookie Sonny Gray, in his 11th career start, engages Verlander, the 2011 AL Cy Young Award win…
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  • A-Rod sues Yankees team doctor, New York hospital for medical m…

    A-Rod sues Yankees team doctor, New York hospital for medical malpractice

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2013
    It turns out Alex Rodriguez and his lawyers were just getting started when they filed their extensive lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Friday morning, Just hours later, A-Rod and company moved onward and upward to the Bronx to file a second laws…
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  • Road to the World Series: Oct. 5, 2013

    Road to the World Series: Oct. 5, 2013

    MLB.com yahoo.com Oct 5, 2013
    The postseason slate was packed from early afternoon to late night on Friday, and the two clubs that took early series leads the prior day found themselves reeled in by their opponents.
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  • Cespedes is lone bright spot as A's bats struggle

    Cespedes is lone bright spot as A's bats struggle

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    Yoenis Cespedes' homer provided the A's their only runs in a 3-2 loss to the Tigers, and they know they will need others to contribute to come back in the American League Division Series.
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  • Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers beat Oakland A's 3-2 to take 1-0 A…

    Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers beat Oakland A's 3-2 to take 1-0 ALDS lead

    CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 5, 2013
    With Max Scherzer dealing again, the Tigers didn't need many runs to jump to a 1-0 ALDS lead on the A's.
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  • Miggy feels good, says 'no time to complain or worry'

    Miggy feels good, says 'no time to complain or worry'

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2013
    Going into Game 1 of the American League Division Series against Oakland, there had been some question about how nagging groin and abdominal injuries would impact one of baseball's best hitters and, by extension, the Tigers' postseason chances. If Detro…
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  • Hanley Ramirez hit a off-balance, one-handed homer for the Dodg…

    Hanley Ramirez hit a off-balance, one-handed homer for the Dodgers in NLCS Game 2

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2013
    Hanley Ramirez was a one-man gang for the Los Angeles Dodgers offense on Friday night. He was also a one-hand gang in one particularly powerful feat. Ramirez's heroics weren't enough to lift the Dodgers over the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the NLCS. The…
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  • ALDS Game 1: Tigers beat A’s 3-2 behind early offense and Max S…

    ALDS Game 1: Tigers beat A’s 3-2 behind early offense and Max Scherzer

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2013
    Much like their ALDS in 2012, the Detroit Tigers seized control in the opener winning 3-2 over the Oakland A's. The Tigers came out swinging against Bartolo Colon, plating all three of their runs in the first inning on four hits and a hit batsman. Max S…
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  • San Jose, MLB argue over A's potential move

    San Jose, MLB argue over A's potential move

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2013
    Lawyers for the city of San Jose and Major League Baseball squared off in federal court over a lawsuit accusing the baseball governing body of unlawfully preventing the Oakland Athletics from moving to San Jose.
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  • Video - Pedroia Talks Game 2 Win 00:57

    Pedroia Talks Game 2 Win

    Oct 5
    Dustin Pedroia comments on the Red Sox's 7-4 Game 2 victory over the Rays in their division series.
  • Video - Red Sox Chase Price To Take 2-0 Lead 01:39

    Red Sox Chase Price To Take 2-0 Lead

    Oct 5
    David Ortiz hit two home runs to lead the Red Sox to a 7-4 victory and 2-0 division series lead against the Rays.
  • Video - Red Sox Chase Price To Take 2-0 Lead 03:08

    Red Sox Chase Price To Take 2-0 Lead

    Oct 5
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: David Ortiz hit two home runs to lead the Red Sox to a 7-4 victory and 2-0 division series lead against the Rays.
  • Video - A's Walk Off In Game 2 02:18

    A's Walk Off In Game 2

    Oct 5
    After Sonny Gray struck out nine over eight scoreless innings, Stephen Vogt's RBI single in the ninth lifted the A's to a 1-0 win over the Tigers to even the series.