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    Rise and Fall (Classic) of Greenberg's tenure

    Chuck Greenberg and his group have officially been owners for only two months. But Greenberg has been around this team for 18 months working through an incredible maze of legal and financial issues trying to complete the sale. Now, he has to get his franchise ready for a World Series. More >

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    The Y'all Classic! Texas boots Yanks in ALCS

    After 39 years in Texas and 50 years of existence, the Rangers are on their way to their first World Series after knocking off the Yankees, 6-1, in Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday night. More >

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    Rangers prove to World they were just better

    The Rangers won the AL pennant because they fully, richly, totally deserved to win. And by winning in six games, they got to spread the credit evenly around. And there was plenty of credit to be shared. More >

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    Swisher involved in another HBP controversy

    The Yankees appeared to catch a break in the fifth inning of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series when Alex Rodriguez scored on what appeared to be a hit by pitch, and in the end, it turned out to be their only run in a 6-1 loss to the Rangers. More >

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    Once trendy, Wild Cards fizzling in October

    Remember when being a Wild Card team seemed to be the ticket to success in the postseason? That is so 2007. More >

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    How will first-timer Texas fare in Fall Classic?

    Since divisional play began in 1969, the Rangers became the 14th Major League team to make the World Series for the first time. Sometimes, lack of experience doesn't play a role for teams that play in their first Fall Classic. More >

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    NL hopefuls must hit to improve chances

    No matter who comes out of this weekend's action in possession of the National League pennant will enter the World Series against the Rangers with some questions and concerns -- specifically at the plate. More >

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    Andrus, Cruz's playoff hitting streak reach 11

    With hits in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night, Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz extended their hitting streaks to 11, putting them tied for fourth for the longest hitting streak to begin a postseason career. c More >

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    Giants fully capable of locking up NL pennant

    A fourth NLCS victory, which eluded the Giants in Thursday night's Game 5, will be easier to secure if they can master most or all of five elements. More >

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    Obama's flight leads to canceled Giants workout

    Friday morning, the Giants' team charter as well as other flights were delayed by President Barack Obama's departure from San Francisco International Airport on Air Force One. Partly for that reason and partly because of the Giants' recent hectic schedule, manager Bruce Bochy decided to cancel the club's workout at Citizens Bank Park. More >

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    Giants may start Uribe, Renteria in Game 6

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy mentioned "a couple of options" at shortstop and third base when asked Friday about his team's lineup for Saturday's Game 6, indicating that even more changes could be in store. More >

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    Bumgarner, Lincecum possible for relief

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy will consider using starters Tim Lincecum and Madison Bumgarner as relievers, if necessary, during the final two games of the National League Championship Series. More >

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    Bochy no stranger to postseason pressure

    Though Bruce Bochy's no Joe Torre in terms of postseason experience, this isn't his first October rodeo. This is his eighth postseason series as a manager. He has won twice and lost three times in the Division Series, won his previous NLCS and lost in the World Series to the Yankees -- and Torre -- in four games. More >

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    Sanchez embracing big-game pressure

    Jonathan Sanchez, who has spent the last few seasons pitching in the shadows of his San Francisco rotation-mates, has the chance Saturday to own the spotlight all alone. A strong performance in his Game 6 start Saturday has the potential to do so much more for his legacy. More >

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    Phils, Giants head east grappling for momentum

    The Giants had their chance to put away the dangerous Phillies. They couldn't pull through, and now the two teams are back east to finish the NLCS. Here's what to watch for in Game 6. More >

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    Giants' October run hinges on offense

    A club led by pitching, San Francisco is going to have to find some way to muster sufficient offensive support against Roy Oswalt in Game 6 -- or Cole Hamels if the series extends to a Game 7 -- if it is to continue its magical October run. More >

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    Been there, done that: Old hat for Oswalt

    Roy Oswalt, who pitched the Astros to their first pennant five seasons ago, will try to even the NLCS at three games apiece and set up the first winner-take-all Game 7 in four years. More >

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    Bulldoze 'em over: Phils like Game 6 chances

    Roy Oswalt does not need any extra motivation in Saturday's Game 6 of the NLCS. If he pitches well against the Giants -- and the Phillies hit San Francisco left-hander Jonathan Sanchez -- he keeps Philadelphia's World Series hopes alive. More >

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    No hesitation as Yankees DH Thames

    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he did not consider having anyone except Marcus Thames serve as the designated hitter for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday, with New York trying to stave off elimination and force a deciding Game 7. More >

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    Few limits for CC as reliever in Games 6, 7

    CC Sabathia has taken the mound in 351 Major League games, including his appearances in the postseason, but he has never been given the ball as a reliever. The Yankees are keeping that option open for the rest of the American League Championship Series. More >