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Arroyo makes first playoff win a masterpiece

Arroyo makes first playoff win a masterpiece

MLB.com Updated Oct 7, 2012
On Sunday night, Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan was on the receiving end of all 91 pitches of Bronson Arroyo's finest October outing among a dozen he has pitched, this one a dominating seven-inning start that put the Reds on the road to a commanding 2-0 lead…
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  • Lincecum in 'pen, Vogelsong to start Game 3

    Lincecum in 'pen, Vogelsong to start Game 3

    Tim Lincecum is a reliever for the time being, two years after he pitched the Giants' Game 5 World Series clincher at Texas.
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  • Yankees, Orioles battle in Game 1 of ALDS

    Yankees, Orioles battle in Game 1 of ALDS

    Russell Martin belted a solo homer in the ninth inning to put the Yankees ahead. New York added four more runs to break things open and take Game 1 of the ALDS from the Orioles 7-2.
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  • Cain could be Giants' Game 4 starter

    Cain could be Giants' Game 4 starter

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    Manager Bruce Bochy said he wanted to keep his options open about selecting a starting pitcher for Wednesday's Game 4 of the Division Series, if the Giants survive that far. Common sense dictates that Game 1 starter Matt Cain just might return on three …
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  • Reliable rookies made postseason history

    Reliable rookies made postseason history

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    No team relied on a rookie rotation more this season than the A's, and no team in baseball history had ever sent a pair of rookies to the mound to start Games 1 and 2 of a playoff series, like Oakland did this weekend.
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  • Jayson Werth robs Cardinals with great catch at fence (Video)

    Jayson Werth robs Cardinals with great catch at fence (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    A half-inning before, Jayson Werth lost a Battle of the Megabeards, striking out with the bases loaded against Lance Lynn, a fellow fur face. But he would get a chance to redeem himself in Game 1 of the NLDS. With the Washington Nationals trailing the S…
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  • Baker has high praise for dependable LeCure

    Baker has high praise for dependable LeCure

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    Before Mat Latos came up big in emergency relief for the Reds in their 5-2 Game 1 win in the National League Division Series on Saturday night, reliever Sam LeCure also delivered in a time of crisis.
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  • Jim Tracy steps down as Colorado Rockies manager

    Jim Tracy steps down as Colorado Rockies manager

    After giving his future as manager of the Colorado Rockies some thought over the past 48 hours, Jim Tracy decided to resign from his post, the team announced on Sunday. On Friday, Tracy had met with the team's new director of major league operations, Bi…
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  • Facing Chapman was 'fun' for Panda

    Facing Chapman was 'fun' for Panda

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    Pablo Sandoval offered a one-word answer Sunday when he was asked what it was like to face Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning of Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
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  • The Utah Jazz Had A Rookie Dance Off And 7-Foot Non-Rookie Enes…

    The Utah Jazz Had A Rookie Dance Off And 7-Foot Non-Rookie Enes Kanter Did The Worm

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    Look, a lot of sports are happening. MLB playoffs everywhere you look, NFL games up and down the line, college students still hungover from yesterday's football games-it's been a busy weekend. Bet you didn't even know that the first NBA games of the reg
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  • NLDS Game 1: Tyler Moore delivers in the clutch, helps National…

    NLDS Game 1: Tyler Moore delivers in the clutch, helps Nationals take down Cardinals

    yahoo.com MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    Score and situation: The Washington Nationals stole Game 1 from the defending World Champion St. Louis Cardinals with a dramatic 3-2 win at Busch Stadium. Leading lads: Pinch-hitter Tyler Moore came through with a two-run single off Marc Rzepczynski in …
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  • Cueto back in Cincy, with status for series uncertain

    Cueto back in Cincy, with status for series uncertain

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto returned to Cincinnati on Sunday, one day after his start was cut short by back spasms eight pitches into facing the Giants during the opener of the National League Division Series.
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  • Lowe, With Impressive Final Stretch, Earns Spot on Postseason R…

    Lowe, With Impressive Final Stretch, Earns Spot on Postseason Roster

    nytimes.com Oct 7, 2012
    Derek Lowe, who has extensive postseason experience, allowed only two earned runs in his final 14 1/3 innings of the regular season to make the Yankees' A.L.D.S. roster.
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  • Al Alburquerque kisses ball before throwing it to first, angeri…

    Al Alburquerque kisses ball before throwing it to first, angering A’s (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    Hey, there's no kissing the baseball! Not while it's in play, anyway. Needless to say, Oakland's ballplayers were a tad unhappy with the amorous interlude that Detroit Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque had with a baseball just before recording a key out o…
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  • Twitter Lets Bud Selig Know That The Teams With Better Records …

    Twitter Lets Bud Selig Know That The Teams With Better Records Are Getting Screwed

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    SI's Jay Jaffe had it pretty much pegged in August: the MLB's Division Series format this year makes just about no sense, and as a result, we're seeing teams with superior records (and more exciting stories, like the upstart A's) wading into unfriendly …
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  • Victorino joins TBS postseason studio crew

    Victorino joins TBS postseason studio crew

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    Shane Victorino, a postseason fixture the last five years with the Phillies, will join TBS as a studio analyst Monday through Wednesday as part of the network's ongoing Division Series coverage.
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  • Coco Crisp’s error hangs over Oakland as A’s fall into 2-0 ALDS…

    Coco Crisp’s error hangs over Oakland as A’s fall into 2-0 ALDS hole (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    The Oakland Athletics were lifted into the ALDS thanks, in part, to a big two-run error that Josh Hamilton made in center field on the last day of the regular season. Now they're facing an exit from that same ALDS thanks to a similar misplay from Coco C…
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  • Cincinnati’s Cup: Team created trophy provides motivation for R…

    Cincinnati’s Cup: Team created trophy provides motivation for Reds

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    Keeping focused and staying motivated for 162 games can be a very challenging task for even the best of major league teams. That wasn't a problem for the Cincinnati Reds during their division championship season in 2012, however, or at least it wasn't a…
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  • Miscues have A's down 2-0 to Tigers

    Miscues have A's down 2-0 to Tigers

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    Thanks, Don Kelly. After scoring the tying run in the eighth, Kelly hit a walk-off sac fly in the ninth to lead the Tigers past the A's 5-4 for a commanding 2-0 lead in their AL playoff series.
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  • Postseason TV viewership off to strong start

    Postseason TV viewership off to strong start

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    A dramatic end to the regular season and the first Wild Card round had more folks tuned into the start of the playoffs than a year ago.
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  • ALDS Game 2: Detroit downs Oakland after A’s bobble chance to t…

    ALDS Game 2: Detroit downs Oakland after A’s bobble chance to tie series

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    Score and situation: The Detroit Tigers took a commanding 2-0 ALDS lead with a dramatic 5-4 win over the Oakland A's at Comerica Park on Sunday.  The Detroit victory puts Oakland's Cinderella squad on the brink of elimination as the series shifts back t…
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  • Live Soon: Orioles-Yankees Game 1

    Live Soon: Orioles-Yankees Game 1

    nytimes.com Oct 7, 2012
    Zach Schonbrun, with help from other Times reporters and editors, will bring you live analysis from Camden Yards throughout the opener of the A.L. Division Series.
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  • O's well armed (12 pitchers) in ALDS vs. Yanks

    O's well armed (12 pitchers) in ALDS vs. Yanks

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    The Baltimore Orioles will bring 12 pitchers into their AL Division Series against the New York Yankees.
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  • Nats, Cards square off in Game 1 of NLDS

    Nats, Cards square off in Game 1 of NLDS

    The Cardinals led for most of the game before Tyler Moore's two-run, pinch-hit single in the eighth inning gave the Nationals a lead they would not relinquish in winning 3-2 in Game 1.
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  • Jeffrey Maier isn’t planning on attending any Yankees-Orioles g…

    Jeffrey Maier isn’t planning on attending any Yankees-Orioles games in the ALDS

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    With the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles scheduled for face off in the postseason for the first time since the 1996 ALCS, a lot of people have been wondering where Jeffrey Maier will be watching this week's ALDS between the two teams. Maier, of c…
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  • Division Series Yak-Athon: Your MLB Playoffs Open Thread

    Division Series Yak-Athon: Your MLB Playoffs Open Thread

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    All day October baseball! At 12:07, the A's-who took a punch from the Tigers in chilly Detroit last night-have a chance to even the series. At 3:07, the Nationals get their first look at the postseason since the franchise was-holy shit, since 1981?
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  • Anderson declares himself OK to start Game 3

    Anderson declares himself OK to start Game 3

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    A's lefty Brett Anderson doesn't need an official announcement to declare his status for Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Tuesday.
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  • The Oakland Athletics Love Affair With Late 80's And Early 90's…

    The Oakland Athletics Love Affair With Late 80's And Early 90's Screwball Comedies: Part 2

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    By now, we are all familiar with the Athletics' necrophilia. It's been a fun few months for the team and the city, despite dropping the opening game of the series to Detroit last night. In many ways they embody the spirit of Bernie. No one expects much …
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  • Milone, A's look to get even in Game 2

    Milone, A's look to get even in Game 2

    CNNSI.com Oct 7, 2012
    Shut down by Justin Verlander in the ALDS opener, the A's hope to bounce back behind left-hander Tommy Milone (13-10) in Game 2 in Detroit. The Tigers turn to Doug Fister (10-10).
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  • Ryan Ludwick makes acrobatic catches in left field

    Ryan Ludwick makes acrobatic catches in left field

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    It might not have been a textbook performance (particularly his twirling second catch), but outfielder Ryan Ludwick of the Cincinnati Reds put on an entertaining show in the sixth and seventh innings Saturday night. Ludwick, whose offensive revival this…
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  • MLB Notebook: Phillips leads Reds in Game 1

    MLB Notebook: Phillips leads Reds in Game 1

    MLB.com Oct 7, 2012
    In the Reds' 5-2 win over the Giants on Saturday, Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips became the first leadoff hitter with three hits and three RBIs in a postseason Game 1.
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  • Kansas City Royals Broadcaster May Have Written The Next Great …

    Kansas City Royals Broadcaster May Have Written The Next Great Love Song

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    To my mind, the most important part of a love song is a memorable first line. It's also the hardest part. So it was with great admiration and not just a little jealousy that we viewed Royals pre and post-game man Joel Goldberg's sneak peek into the writ…
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  • Bud Selig and Major League Baseball have a lot to celebrate, wi…

    Bud Selig and Major League Baseball have a lot to celebrate, with addition of wild-card game and fact that umpires made the RIGH

    nydailynews.com Oct 7, 2012
    This will no doubt be a long winter of moaning in Tomahawk Nation over the events of wild card Friday that so rudely ended the Atlanta Braves’ season and deprived Chipper Jones of redeeming himself with at least another game - just as the folks in Tex
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  • NLDS Game 1: Mat Latos rescues Reds in 5-2 win over Giants

    NLDS Game 1: Mat Latos rescues Reds in 5-2 win over Giants

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    Score and situation: The Cincinnati Reds jumped out to a 1-0 series lead with a resilient 5-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Leading lads: With Johnny Cueto lost early to back spasms, scheduled Game 3 starter Mat Latos volunteer…
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  • Video - Moore Hero For Nationals Sunday 00:46

    Moore Hero For Nationals Sunday

    Oct 7
    Tyler Moore's pinch hit two-run single lifts Nationals to Game 1 win over Cardinals.
  • Video - Tigers Walk Off, Take 2-0 Series Lead 01:02

    Tigers Walk Off, Take 2-0 Series Lead

    Oct 7
    Don Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Tigers to a 5-4 win over the A's.
  • Video - Alburquerque kisses the ball 00:29

    Alburquerque kisses the ball

    Oct 7
    OAK@DET Gm2: Alburquerque kisses the ball
  • Video - Crisp's error leads to runs 00:30

    Crisp's error leads to runs

    Oct 7
    OAK@DET Gm2: Crisp's error leads to Tigers runs

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