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    Tense third inning lights fire under Giants

    Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez hit Phillies second baseman Chase Utley in the square of the back, setting off an on-field standoff between the two teams before the Giants prevailed, 3-2, and won their first pennant since 2002. More >

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    Rangers look to again make history with Giants

    The Rangers and Giants, who played the first Interleague game against each other back in 1997, will face each other in the World Series starting on Wednesday in San Francisco. More >

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    San Francisco euphoric over NL pennant

    Car horns were honking. Friends were high-fiving friends, while strangers were hugging strangers. In Philadelphia, the Giants had clinched the National League pennant, and more than 2,800 miles away in San Francisco, it was, excuse the misspelling, utter pandamonium. More >

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    Rangers see pros and cons with both foes

    The Rangers did the work, and after a brief wait, they now know who they're facing in the World Series -- the San Francisco Giants. More >

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    Phils' manager prepping for Game 7

    Phillies manager Charlie Manuel predicted that his team would force a seventh and deciding game in the National League Championship Series in Saturday's pregame press conference. More >

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    Bochy starts Renteria at short in Game 6

    Opting for experience and defensive steadiness over offensive potential, manager Bruce Bochy started Edgar Renteria at shortstop in Saturday night's Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. More >

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    Utley dealing with inconsistent swing

    Chase Utley has such a short and compact swing, it is a mild surprise every time he slumps. But his current slump comes at a most inopportune time. More >

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    Halladay has 'mild to moderate' groin strain

    Roy Halladay pulled his right groin Thursday in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Giants at AT&T Park. An MRI exam on Friday in Philadelphia showed Halladay has a "mild to moderate" strain. More >

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    Phillies unveil new lineup for must-win Game 6

    With the Phillies' World Series aspirations on the line, manager Charlie Manuel made a significant change to his lineup Saturday for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Giants. More >

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    Yanks loss stirs memories of Steinbrenner

    After the Yankees' loss to the Rangers in the American League Championship Series, Marty Noble wonders how the George Steinbrenner of old would have reacted to the stunning defeat. More >

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    World Series spotlight finally shines on Vlad

    For 14 years, Vladimir Guerrero and his now-aching knees essentially carried clubs. Now, in season No. 15, he was a slightly smaller piece to a bigger puzzle that assembled into his first World Series. More >

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    No-tomorrow approach eludes Yankee skipper

    If you're going to lose a crucial, win-or-go-home game, you at least want it to happen with your absolute best on the field. More >

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    To Rangers, Series inexperience a non-factor

    uring their march toward the franchise's first World Series appearance, the Rangers debunked two long-held postseason beliefs: Home-field advantage is important and previous playoff experience matters. More >

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    Fans elated about reaching Fall Classic

    When Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was asked to describe his feelings after leading the club to its first World Series appearance, the first thing he thing he thought about was the franchise's fans. More >

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    Hamilton wraps up ALCS with MVP honors

    When presented with the ALCS MVP award after Friday's pennant-clinching win, Josh Hamilton wanted to talk only about his teammates. More >

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    Rangers' resilience impresses Yanks

    After losing to the Rangers, 6-1, in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night, the Yankees didn't just talk about being eliminated from the postseason. They gave the Rangers credit for advancing to the World Series. More >

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    Hughes, bullpen can't stave off elimination

    The Texas Rangers are heading to their first World Series and the Yankees are coming home empty-handed, their season completed by a 6-1 defeat in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday at Rangers Ballpark. More >

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    Yanks' offense neutralized by Rangers' staff

    During the regular season, the Yankees had little trouble scoring runs, leading the Majors with 859, which was 41 more than the next closest team. More >

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    Texas drives a Colby stake through NY's heart

    Roughly 15 minutes after it was over, Colby Lewis was back on top of the pitcher's mound at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. But instead of the sweet sweat and swirling emotion from the clinching Game 6, he was surrounded by reporters and drenched with champagne. More >

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    With ALCS in bag, Lee in line for Series opener

    With Friday's winner Colby Lewis putting on a Cliff Lee-like show and shutting down the Yankees, Texas now gets the luxury of trotting out their ace -- who is 7-0 with a 1.26 ERA in eight career postseason starts -- for Wednesday's Game 1 of the World Series. More >