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Nationals Buoyed By Fans' "Magical" A-Ha Singalongs T…

Nationals Buoyed By Fans' "Magical" A-Ha Singalongs To "Take On Me"-And Tonight's Was The Best Yet

deadspin.com Updated Oct 12, 2012
As noted earlier this week, Michael Morse's walkup music choice of a-ha's "Take On Me" has become a rallying cry for "Natitude." The intensity of the singing has increased as the series has gone on, and tonight's eighth-inning rendit…
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  • Yankees' $161-million ace CC Sabathia is on the money in victor…

    Yankees' $161-million ace CC Sabathia is on the money in victory over Orioles

    On the night when the Yankees sat down the biggest contract in their history, the one belonging to Alex Rodriguez, they saw their season get saved by a pitcher who will eventually make more money than any Yankee pitcher ever has.
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  • Red Sox interview Wallach; Ausmus up next

    Red Sox interview Wallach; Ausmus up next

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    The Boston Red Sox interviewed Tim Wallach for nearly 12 hours on Friday for their vacant managerial job.
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  • Yanks have little time for celebration as Tigers loom

    Yanks have little time for celebration as Tigers loom

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    The Yankees didn't have time to savor their win over the Orioles in Friday's Game 5 of the ALDS. They were scheduled to face the Tigers the next night in the first game of the ALCS.
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  • Reynolds, McLouth want to return to Orioles in '13

    Reynolds, McLouth want to return to Orioles in '13

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    When Mark Reynolds fielded questions after the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Yankees in Game 5 on Friday night, almost every answer ended in thoughts about doing it all again next year. Nate McLouth said he'd also like to return to Baltimore in 2013.
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  • Giants' Cabrera reinstated after ban, won't play

    Giants' Cabrera reinstated after ban, won't play

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera has been reinstated by Major League Baseball after serving a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test, but he will not be part of the Giants' playoff roster.
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  • Angelos: Orioles in position for sustained success

    Angelos: Orioles in position for sustained success

    Orioles chairman and CEO Peter Angelos made his second appearance in five days following the organization's postseason run -- which ended with Friday's 3-1 Game 5 loss -- and spoke of building on a phenomenally successful 2012.
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  • Caple: Verlander complete in victory

    Caple: Verlander complete in victory

    Detroit ace dominates the Athletics in Game 5 to lead the Tigers back to the ALCS
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  • Cards reach NLCS with stunning ninth-inning rally

    Cards reach NLCS with stunning ninth-inning rally

    CNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012
    Down 6-0 early and twice down to their last strike, the Cardinals scored four runs in the ninth on a pair of two-run singles from Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma to stun the Nationals 9-7.
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  • Dodgers will replace Hansen as hitting coach

    Dodgers will replace Hansen as hitting coach

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    Dave Hansen is out as hitting coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have offered him another position within the organization.
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  • Lynn to start NLCS opener should Cards advance

    Lynn to start NLCS opener should Cards advance

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    The Cardinals will not use Lance Lynn out of the bullpen on Friday in order to preserve him for a start in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, should they advance.
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  • Garcia likely to have exploratory surgery

    Garcia likely to have exploratory surgery

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    Though Jaime Garcia plans to seek out a third opinion on his ailing left shoulder, the Cardinals are expecting the left-hander to undergo exploratory shoulder surgery by the end of the month.
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  • Did McLouth's sixth-inning blast graze the foul pole?

    Did McLouth's sixth-inning blast graze the foul pole?

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Oct 12, 2012
    Did McLouth's sixth-inning blast graze the foul pole?
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  • Runnells interviews with Rockies for second day

    Runnells interviews with Rockies for second day

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    Tom Runnells' interview for the Rockies' vacant managerial post went into it's second day on Friday.
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  • Game 4 victory reminded Davey of Nats' early wins

    Game 4 victory reminded Davey of Nats' early wins

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    Had the result been different, Nationals manager Davey Johnson surely wouldn't have been viewing his club's inability to put a runner past first base on Thursday as merely a flashback to earlier in the year.
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  • Shazam app is home run for baseball fans

    Shazam app is home run for baseball fans

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    Serious, casual or first-time baseball fans have the Shazam app installed on mobile devices, and now they are exposed to live action through the 108th World Series. It is one of the latest ways technology is driving the national pastime into a wider wor…
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  • Johnson prefers his righty relievers vs. Cards

    Johnson prefers his righty relievers vs. Cards

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    Manager Davey Johnson called upon Jordan Zimmermann to bridge the gap between starter Ross Detwiler and setup man Tyler Clippard in Thursday night's Game 4 win over the Cardinals.
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  • Zimmermann would get Game 1 start in NLCS

    Zimmermann would get Game 1 start in NLCS

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    Manager Davey Johnson said that if the Nationals advance to the National League Championship Series, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will pitch against the Giants in Game 1, which would be Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.
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  • Yankees Seeking Changes in YES Ownership

    Yankees Seeking Changes in YES Ownership

    nytimes.com Oct 12, 2012
    The Yankees are looking for the right investor to buy out their partners in the YES Network, including Goldman Sachs.
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  • Reds face decision on Baker as contract expires

    Reds face decision on Baker as contract expires

    CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Manager Dusty Baker has trouble even thinking about next year.
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  • A-Rod benched for Game 5

    A-Rod benched for Game 5

    CNNSI.com deadspin.com Oct 12, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez will start the New York Yankees' biggest game of the year on the bench.
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  • Beane intends to keep A's intact for 2013

    Beane intends to keep A's intact for 2013

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012
    A's general manager Billy Beane made it no secret on Friday that he likes his team and would enjoy seeing much of it back next year, noting that, "by and large, if any moves are made, it would be additions" this winter.
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  • LIVE: Orioles-Yankees, Game 5

    LIVE: Orioles-Yankees, Game 5

    CNNSI.com deadspin.com Oct 12, 2012
    With an ALCS berth at stake, CC Sabathia was cruising until the Orioles' bats finally came alive in the eighth inning. Lew Ford delivered an RBI single before Baltimore left the bases loaded.
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  • Rangers' Adams to undergo surgery next week

    Rangers' Adams to undergo surgery next week

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    The Texas Rangers say reliever Mike Adams will have surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a numbing sensation that sidelined him the last week of the season.
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  • It's All Down To This

    It's All Down To This

    CNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012
    After winning a thrilling Game 4, the Nationals are back in Game 5 to try and end the reign of the defending champion Cardinals. Jay Jaffe breaks down what to expect in Washington.
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  • Yankee Stadium Was Rather Sparsely Populated A Few Minutes Befo…

    Yankee Stadium Was Rather Sparsely Populated A Few Minutes Before First Pitch

    deadspin.com Oct 12, 2012
    Maybe this is some kind of expression of solidarity on Alex Rodriguez's behalf. Or maybe Yankee fans aren't any more special and dedicated to their team than fans of any other team. I mean, I did see the wave break out three times at a Yankee game this …
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  • Yankees fans are not a punctual sort (Photos)

    Yankees fans are not a punctual sort (Photos)

    yahoo.com Oct 12, 2012
    Yeah, yeah. Friday's first pitch for Game 5 of the ALDS was scheduled for 5:07 p.m. local time and so it might have been hard for each fan of the New York Yankees to get there for first pitch. But c'mon. There are any number of excuses the thousands of …
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  • MLB.com Has Already Penciled In The Yankees For An ALCS Appeara…

    MLB.com Has Already Penciled In The Yankees For An ALCS Appearance

    deadspin.com Oct 12, 2012
    MLB.com, your unbiased hub for baseball news and overzealously blacked-out telecasts of out-of-market games! Also, your home for multiple TBS ads explaining that the ALCS will begin with Tigers-Yankees in the Bronx tomorrow night. This is as good a reas…
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  • League Championship Series broadcast times set

    League Championship Series broadcast times set

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    The national broadcast schedule for the American League and the National League Championship Series was annoounced by Major League Baseball. TBS will provide national coverage of the American League Championship Series.
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  • How Players Like Suzuki Widen the Basepaths

    How Players Like Suzuki Widen the Basepaths

    nytimes.com Oct 12, 2012
    By the letter of baseball's rules, Ichiro Suzuki should have been out when he went far out of the basepath twice to score a run for the Yankees in Game 3 against the Orioles.
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  • Bud Selig's New, Random Postseason Knows The Soul Of Baseball B…

    Bud Selig's New, Random Postseason Knows The Soul Of Baseball Better Than You Think

    deadspin.com Oct 12, 2012
    Out of the 22 playoff games in the first two rounds of the MLB playoffs, 12 have featured at least one team on the brink of elimination, and six of those will have been sudden death for both teams. Bud Selig's new postseason format puts a lot more weigh…
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  • Alex Rodriguez Benched For Game 5: Where Do The Yankees Go From…

    Alex Rodriguez Benched For Game 5: Where Do The Yankees Go From Here?

    What a world. It's three hours before first pitch, and everyone with an internet connection is aware of the Yankees' lineup for tonight's Game 5 against Baltimore. More »
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  • Eckstein expecting to donate kidney to sister

    Eckstein expecting to donate kidney to sister

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    Four of David Eckstein's immediate family members have received kidney donations, and the postseason legend told MLB.com on Friday that he probably will be donating one of his kidneys "within the next two years" to his sister Susan Eckstein Gaines.
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  • Hitters key to Yankees-O's Game 5

    Hitters key to Yankees-O's Game 5

    CNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012
    The Yankees and Orioles have played 22 games this season. Each team has won 11. Tonight one will win the season series and, more importantly, the ALDS. Cliff Corcoran previews.
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  • Jayson Werth in cupcake form? Yes, please

    Jayson Werth in cupcake form? Yes, please

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012
    It's usually an insult to figuratively describe any athlete as a "cupcake," but it has become a literal honor for Jayson Werth. No, really. As DC Sports Bog reports, the likeness of the bearded Washington Nationals slugger - who won Thursday's NLDS Game
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  • The Marlins Asked Fans To Share Their Favorite Memories From Th…

    The Marlins Asked Fans To Share Their Favorite Memories From This Season. It Went About How You'd Expect.

    deadspin.com Oct 12, 2012
    Yesterday, the Miami Marlins posted the lovely photo you see above on the team's Facebook page. More »
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  • Giants join short list of postseason road killers

    Giants join short list of postseason road killers

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    The Giants became only the second team in Major League history to win three road games in a best-of-five series when they knocked off Cincinnati on Thursday.
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  • Braves GM Wren receives extension through '14

    Braves GM Wren receives extension through '14

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have extended general manager Fran Wren's contract through 2014 and promoted two other officials.
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  • Leading Off: Let's Play Five

    Leading Off: Let's Play Five

    nytimes.com Oct 12, 2012
    All four of baseball's division series required Game 5s, with the Giants and the Tigers winning theirs on Thursday.
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  • Momentum from walk-off HRs hard to maintain

    Momentum from walk-off HRs hard to maintain

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    On Thursday, Jayson Werth helped keep the Nationals' season alive by doing something that had never been done in the Wild Card era.
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  • No shortage of drama in first week of postseason

    No shortage of drama in first week of postseason

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    This 2012 postseason just keeps pushing October drama to the limit at every turn, spreading must-win chills all over the country, day after day for a week now.
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  • CC out to cement legacy as clutch in decisive Game 5

    CC out to cement legacy as clutch in decisive Game 5

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    Is CC Sabathia like Adam Vinatieri or like Scott Norwood? The Yankees will be delighted if he turns out to be CC Sabathia, No. 52, or closes the ALDS as if he were that No. 42 guy who threw out the first ball Tuesday night. It's what the Yankees have to…
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  • Strop waits his turn, rewards O's in Game 4 win

    Strop waits his turn, rewards O's in Game 4 win

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    On Thursday night in a must-win game for the O's, reliever Pedro Strop turned it around quick, and his first career postseason outing ended with his first career postseason win.
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  • TBS, MLB reaps benefits from Yankees-Orioles extra-innings affa…

    TBS, MLB reaps benefits from Yankees-Orioles extra-innings affairs

    nydailynews.com Oct 12, 2012
    By the eighth inning Thursday night, Ernie Johnson, Cal Ripken Jr. and John Smoltz were looking for a Game 4 hero. The game had become another exercise in attrition, another episode of a baseball reality show in the Bronx. “We’re in that territory whe
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  • Joba Chamberlain leaves game after flying broken bat bruises el…

    Joba Chamberlain leaves game after flying broken bat bruises elbow (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 12, 2012
    After part of a broken bat hit Joba Chamberlain on the right elbow Thursday night and forced him out of a New York Yankees playoff game, he should just announce to the world that he considers himself ... the unluckiest man ... on the face of the Earth. …
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  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi carries on in honor of his father, …

    Yankees manager Joe Girardi carries on in honor of his father, Jerry, Thursday at the Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles

    nydailynews.com Oct 12, 2012
    He is a tough cookie, but replete with red blood cells and salt tears like anyone else. Joe Girardi got the call about his dad’s death on Saturday, riding along the West Side Highway in the team bus to Penn Station, heading to Baltimore. He put on some
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  • Home field looking less like an advantage in '12

    Home field looking less like an advantage in '12

    MLB.com Oct 12, 2012
    One clear theme has emerged in this newly expanded postseason world -- home crowds are having to watch a lot of visiting celebrations on their turf.
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  • MLB Playoff Wrap: What We Learned Last Night

    MLB Playoff Wrap: What We Learned Last Night

    grantland.com Oct 12, 2012
    Nine things we learned on a quadruple-header Thursday that sent two teams to the next round and set up two more Game 5s today (making it four Game 5s ...
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  • Video - CC sends Yanks to ALCS 00:31

    CC sends Yanks to ALCS

    Oct 12
    BAL@NYY Gm5: CC sends the Yankees to the ALCS
  • Video - McLouth nearly ties it 00:31

    McLouth nearly ties it

    Oct 12
    BAL@NYY Gm5: McLouth nearly ties it with a homer
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    CC sends Yanks to ALCS

    Oct 12
    BAL@NYY Gm5: CC sends the Yankees to the ALCS
  • Video - McLouth nearly ties it 00:31

    McLouth nearly ties it

    Oct 12
    BAL@NYY Gm5: McLouth nearly ties it with a homer

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