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Game 5: Tigers take big lead on Athletics

Game 5: Tigers take big lead on Athletics

CNNSI.com Updated Oct 11, 2012
If the Athletics are going to advance, they'll have to get past Justin Verlander and the Tigers. The winner of tonight's Game 5 will advance to the AL Championship Series.
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  • Five keys for Nationals in Game 5

    Five keys for Nationals in Game 5

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2012
    The Nationals will find themselves in another must-win contest when they take the field at Nationals Park late Friday night for Game 5 of the NLDS with a spot in the NL Championship Series against the Giants on the line. What must they do to keep their …
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  • Nightmare fuel: David Wells as Jayson Werth

    Nightmare fuel: David Wells as Jayson Werth

    yahoo.com Oct 11, 2012
    Hey East Coasters, want to ensure you don't fall asleep before tonight's great Game 5 between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland A's? Just put this picture of TBS analyst David Wells honoring Jayson "Walkoff" Werth on bookmark and click it wheneve…
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  • Reds credit Giants for unprecedented feat

    Reds credit Giants for unprecedented feat

    While they failed to take advantage of the opportunities in front of them in the National League Division Series, the Reds were not hard-pressed to give credit where credit was due.
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  • Posey's grand slam helps Giants advance to NLCS

    Posey's grand slam helps Giants advance to NLCS

    CNNSI.com Oct 11, 2012
    With their 6-4 win, the Giants are the first team to lose the first two games of a best-of-5 and then win three straight on the road. Buster Posey's grand slam was the big blow.
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  • Sticking with Crawford pays off for Giants

    Sticking with Crawford pays off for Giants

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2012
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy chose the steady Brandon Crawford over the hot Joaquin Arias at shortstop for Game 5, and Crawford rewarded that choice with two fine defensive plays and an RBI triple.
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  • Latos takes the blame in series-ending loss

    Latos takes the blame in series-ending loss

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2012
    Reds starter Mat Latos left no room for nuance when discussing the team's season-ending loss to the Giants in the National League Division Series.
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  • If they advance, A's to remove tarps for seats

    If they advance, A's to remove tarps for seats

    MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    Oakland announced that the team will remove the tarps that covered the seats on the third deck of the main grandstand for Games 1 and 2, opening up 11,698 new seats for a potential ALCS matchup against the Yankees or Orioles.
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  • Raiders hit the road, hope to hit back this time

    Raiders hit the road, hope to hit back this time

    The Raiders are one day away from boarding a plane for Atlanta in advance of their game against the Falcons on Sunday. This time, they are hopeful of faring better than they did the first two times they left the friendly confines of the Oakland Coliseum…
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  • Brandon Jacobs backtracks from comments about frustration

    Brandon Jacobs backtracks from comments about frustration

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    49ers running back Brandon Jacobs expressed frustration at not playing in a game for the 49ers yet this season because he feels he’s totally recovered from the knee injury he suffered in the preseason. Jacobs said that he was healthy enough to play in e
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  • The Reds' Season Ended With Scott Rolen Whiffing On A Hanging S…

    The Reds' Season Ended With Scott Rolen Whiffing On A Hanging Slider

    deadspin.com Oct 11, 2012
    The Reds have officially crapped away the 2-0 series lead that they at one point held over the Giants, but only after the Giants almost crapped away the 6-0 lead they had throughout the majority of today's game. It's a tough way for the Reds' season to …
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  • "Now I Know What Chicks Feel Like," Tim Lincecum Resp…

    "Now I Know What Chicks Feel Like," Tim Lincecum Responds After Being "Hit In The Fucking Face With A Fucking Cork"

    deadspin.com Oct 11, 2012
    It's standard to see baseball players celebrating a playoff win adorning scuba masks or swim goggles while spraying various beverages around the clubhouse. You know, because that stuff can mess your eyes up. Even worse, an errant champagne cork might fi…
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  • Gilbride: 49ers' DL 'gets away with murder'

    Gilbride: 49ers' DL 'gets away with murder'

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    The pregame chatter continues before the New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers rematch at Candlestick Park. So far, we've had Giants coach Tom Coughlin play the no-respect card (see video), the salsa flap, Mario Manningham subtly digging the Giants and Br…
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  • A Good Season for Valverde, but Not an Overpowering One

    A Good Season for Valverde, but Not an Overpowering One

    nytimes.com CNNSI.com Oct 11, 2012
    Jose Valverde of the Tigers had a decent year by big-time closer standards, finishing with 35 saves in 40 chances but his E.R.A. soared to 3.78 from 2.24.
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  • Nicks Still Hopes to Play Against 49ers

    Nicks Still Hopes to Play Against 49ers

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    Receiver Hakeem Nicks has not played since the second week of the season, but there remains a possibility that he could be on the field against San Francisco.
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  • Carlos Rogers backs off promise to do Victor Cruz’s salsa dance

    Carlos Rogers backs off promise to do Victor Cruz’s salsa dance

    When the New York Giants lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the regular season last year, 49ers defensive back Carlos Rogers snared a pair of interceptions. He also broke out a mock version of Victor Cruz's salsa dance, which Cruz did not like. A couple…
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  • Why Brandon Rush Must Start

    Why Brandon Rush Must Start

    feltbot.com Oct 11, 2012
    We’ve heard a lot in the press lately about the raging battle for the Warriors’ starting small forward role. It appears to be a two-way battle between last year’s standout reserve guard Brandon Rush, and the promising rookie lottery pick, Harrison B
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  • DT Kelly joins sidelined players

    DT Kelly joins sidelined players

    insidebayarea.com Oct 11, 2012
    Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly is not practicing today as a result of a sore foot. Not sure if this qualifies as a setback, given he practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday. Fellow starting defensive tackle Richard Seymour still is battling a sore knee.…
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  • 49ers' Jed York makes '40 under 40' list

    49ers' Jed York makes '40 under 40' list

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York has gone from punch line to respected young executive in about two years. He deserves credit for making it happen. York, 31, led the way as the 49ers hired coach Jim Harbaugh amid doubts he could close a deal, hired Tren…
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  • Postseason legend Stewart likes A's chances

    Postseason legend Stewart likes A's chances

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2012
    Dave Stewart won three rings with three different clubs and made it to five Fall Classics. On Thursday, "Stew" came to the MLB Fan Cave in Greenwich Village as part of Major League Baseball's "Legends are Born in October" postseason marketing campaign.
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  • Your MLB Quadruple-Header Double-Header Open Thread

    Your MLB Quadruple-Header Double-Header Open Thread

    deadspin.com Oct 11, 2012
    Four baseball games yesterday, four baseball games today. We all win! Game five of Reds-Giants is underway, with game four of Nats-Cards (4:07 p.m.), game four of O's-Yanks (7:37 p.m.), and game five of Tigers-A's (9:37 p.m.) scorching at you afterward …
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  • Two starters, not Lincecum, available for Giants

    Two starters, not Lincecum, available for Giants

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2012
    Tim Lincecum probably threw his last pitch of the National League Division Series, but two of his fellow starters were deemed available as relievers by Giants manager Bruce Bochy as Thursday's Game 5 showdown with the Cincinnati Reds approached.
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  • Leading Off: Coast to Coast, Comeback Fever

    Leading Off: Coast to Coast, Comeback Fever

    nytimes.com Oct 11, 2012
    Ninth-inning comebacks by the A's and the Yankees on Wednesday night provided sportswriters with many story lines.
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  • Jaguars set to host 49ers in 2013 London contest

    Jaguars set to host 49ers in 2013 London contest

    LONDON (AP) The San Francisco 49ers will return to Wembley Stadium to play an NFL regular-season game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013.
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  • Kyle Williams trying to make amends for last year’s mistakes

    Kyle Williams trying to make amends for last year’s mistakes

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    No 49ers player has more to make amends for this weekend than Kyle Williams. Which is why he didn’t bother trying to make Sunday’s NFC Championship Game rematch with the Giants just another game. “After what happened last year, I definitely want to
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  • 49ers QB Smith says sprained finger 'fine'

    49ers QB Smith says sprained finger 'fine'

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    Alex Smith's sprained middle finger shouldn't be a problem when the San Francisco 49ers host the New York Giants on Sunday in the anticipated rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game.
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  • Grant Balfour rages to A’s teammates before comeback: ‘Believe …

    Grant Balfour rages to A’s teammates before comeback: ‘Believe it’ (Audio)

    yahoo.com Oct 11, 2012
    Hunter Pence isn't the only major leaguer who can give a rousing speech that precedes a big win. Closer Grant Balfour of the Oakland Athletics didn't even play Wednesday night in his team's stunning 4-3 comeback victory against the Tigers in Game 4 of t…
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  • Break it down, ASAP! Plastic removed from Tigers lockers after …

    Break it down, ASAP! Plastic removed from Tigers lockers after A’s ninth-inning comeback

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Oct 11, 2012
    Baseball comebacks like the one the Oakland Athletics pulled off Wednesday night are fun for players and for fans (of the winning side). For sportswriters working on a deadline, or for clubhouse workers anticipating a series clincher, games that suddenl…
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  • Crisp caps A's 15th walk-off victory of 2012

    Crisp caps A's 15th walk-off victory of 2012

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    Something special is going on for the A's in 2012, and Coco Crisp is usually in the thick of it.
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  • Ninth-inning rallies are nothing new to plucky A's

    Ninth-inning rallies are nothing new to plucky A's

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2012
    Down two runs going into the bottom of the ninth Wednesday night, their incredible season possibly down to their final three outs, the A's to a man weren't concerned or thinking the worst.
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  • ALDS Game 4: A’s rally in ninth to stun Tigers, keep their amaz…

    ALDS Game 4: A’s rally in ninth to stun Tigers, keep their amazing season alive

    yahoo.com Oct 11, 2012
    Score and situation: The Oakland A's Cinderella season continues thanks to an exhilarating ninth inning rally off Tigers closer Jose Valverde that resulted in a 4-3 victory. That forced a deciding Game 5 on Thursday night at the O.co Coliseum. Leading l…
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  • The Oakland A's Force Game 5 With An Epic, 9th-Inning Comeback …

    The Oakland A's Force Game 5 With An Epic, 9th-Inning Comeback Win Over Detroit

    deadspin.com Oct 11, 2012
    Coco Crisp's game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth capped off an incredible comeback Wednesday night, which doubled as a gut-wrenching collapse from Tigers closer Jose Valverde, who had nothing working in a game that could've sent the Tigers to…
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  • About Last Night: Oakland Serves Up Hot Coco

    About Last Night: Oakland Serves Up Hot Coco

    grantland.com Oct 11, 2012
    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Trailing 3-1 in the ninth, the Oakland A's saved their...
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  • Video - Romo sends Giants to NLCS 00:21

    Romo sends Giants to NLCS

    Oct 11
    CIN@SF: Giants advance to NLCS
  • Video - Posey's Slam Powers Giants To NLCS 00:45

    Posey's Slam Powers Giants To NLCS

    Oct 11
    Buster Posey hit a grand slam and the Giants held on to beat the Reds 6-4 to advance to the NLCS.
  • Video - Giants-Reds Game 5 Breakdown 01:24

    Giants-Reds Game 5 Breakdown

    Oct 11
    Doug Glanville breaks down San Francisco's Game 5 win over Cincinnati.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Giants-49ers 00:54

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Giants-49ers

    Oct 11
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for the New York Giants at San Francisco

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