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    Atlanta a special postseason place for Bochy

    The uniform has changed and a few more gray hairs have popped up since then, but the setting and the outcome were much the same for Bruce Bochy on Monday night as October 1998. More >

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    Conrad out of lineup after three-error game

    The Braves elected not to start Brooks Conrad in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Monday, one day after a crucial three-error performance at second base. More >

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    Yanks to use Burnett, four-man rotation in ALCS

    The Yankees have opted for a conservative strategy for the American League Championship Series, a tactic that will result in them using a four-man rotation instead of pushing their best starters on short rest. More >

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    Ultimate competitors ready for Game 5 duel

    Carl Crawford, who chose baseball over potential careers in football and basketball, recognizes a rare competitor when he sees one. More >

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    Pregame notes: Braves-Giants Game 4

    It's down to what could be Bobby Cox's final game or one of his last hurrahs, as the Braves host the Giants in Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Turner Field. More >

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    Phillies moving on with legendary arms

    As the Phillies move on to the next bump in their road to the World Series, it's difficult to envision any opponent being able to crack their vaunted Big Three. More >

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    Catch by Victorino kept momentum with Phillies

    Talk to left-hander Cole Hamels and he will tell you that Shane Victorino's running catch in the first inning was a huge part of the Phillies beating the Reds, 2-0, in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Sunday night. More >

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    Phils' pitching, experience too much for Reds

    The Phillies completed a sweep of the Reds with a 2-0 win in Game 3 on Sunday, and while Cincinnati is disappointed it couldn't win the series, it was still a special season for the club. The Phillies' rotation of Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels was just too much to overcome. More >

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    Phillies celebrate, focus on next step

    There were handshakes, pats on the back -- but the Phillies' been-there, done-that routine appeared to have all the zest and emotional jolt of a graduation ceremony at a dog-obedience school. More >

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    Giants, Braves take center stage for Game 4

    Bobby Cox has experienced the heartbreak and the pain -- as well as the ultimate joy -- that is the Major League Baseball playoffs. More >

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    Amaro happy for Phils, impressed by Reds

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. wore his Phillies jacket Sunday, partly to show team pride, but mostly to spare him from the champagne and beer flying around the visitors' clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. More >

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    Giants playing with house money in Atlanta

    With two shots to earn a berth in the NLCS, the Giants know they have Tim Lincecum ready for a deciding Game 5 if they need him, while the Braves have entered survival mode at home. More >

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    Third time's the arm: Hamels, Phils sweep DS

    In going the distance Sunday night with a five-hit gem at Great American Ball Park, Cole Hamels helped the Phillies take a step toward another World Series title with a 2-0 victory over the Reds in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. More >

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    Sanchez speaks volumes in playoff debut

    Having appeared in a succession of increasingly pressurized games in the season's second half, Jonathan Sanchez met the challenge of his first postseason appearance handsomely. He struck out 11 batters in Sunday's 3-2 Giants victory. More >

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    Fontenot steps in, delivers for Giants

    On Sunday, Mike Fontenot proved he's ready to be the Giants' third baseman for as long as they need him, taking over for struggling Pablo Sandoval in Game 3 of the Division Series and delivering an all-around performance that makes a Game 4 start more than just likely. More >

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    Lots to 2nd guess: Giants give up lead, win on E

    After Eric Hinske put Atlanta ahead with an eighth-inning homer, second baseman Brooks Conrad committed his third error of Game 3 in the ninth, allowing the Giants to win, 3-2. More >

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    Loss of Wagner impacts 'pen immediately

    With Billy Wagner unavailable because of the left oblique injury he suffered on Friday night in Game 2, manager Bobby Cox depended on rookies Craig Kimbrel and Mike Dunn in Game 3, but the Giants took command of the NLDS. More >

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    Giants tab rookie Bumgarner for Game 4

    With the Giants on the verge of clinching a trip to the National League Championship Series, they're turning to rookie left-hander Madison Bumgarner to try to stick the dagger in the Braves' season in Game 4. More >

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    Conrad's pivotal error sets DS record

    Braves second baseman Brooks Conrad set a Division Series record on Sunday by committing his fourth error of the series, three of them coming in Game 3 of the National League Division Series at Turner Field against the Giants. More >

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    Hudson shows he's up to task in Game 3

    Tim Hudson gave the Braves seven strong innings that were marred only by four hits, four walks and one unearned run on Sunday, but Game 3 was out of the veteran right-hander's hands. More >