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    ALCS position by position: Tigers-Rangers

    In the big picture, the Texas Rangers do not match up well with the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS. The big picture, however, does not always tell the whole story. More >

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    With no late magic, Yanks' season ends

    The Yankees' dreams of a 28th World Series championship were packed into winter hibernation on Thursday, as the Tigers defeated New York, 3-2, in Game 5 of the American League Division Series. More >

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    Verlander, Wilson set for Game 1 clash in Texas

    Citing health concerns and common sense in equal measures, manager Jim Leyland refused to use ace Justin Verlander in Thursday's American League Division Series Game 5 because, in Leyland's words, doing so would be "foolish." More >

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    Yankees need to identify their flaws

    These Yankees limit their laments. They turn the page quickly and move on. There is no pennant to be won this fall, and the remodeling of the roster is sure to commence in the coming days -- maybe even hours. More >

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    Young sets Tigers' homer record before injury

    Tigers outfielder Delmon Young hit his third home run of the postseason in the first inning Thursday, but he strained his left oblique later in the game and will be reevaluated on Friday. More >

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    Emotions take over as Jorge weighs future

    With his contract up and his future uncertain after Thursday's 3-2 Yankees loss to the Tigers in Game 5 of the American League Division Series, Jorge Posada lasted only 3 1/2 minutes through reporters' questions before leaving the clubhouse in tears. More >

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    Missed chances haunt A-Rod, Yankees

    Although several Yankees struggled with runners in scoring position throughout the ALDS, Alex Rodriguez was once again front and center as he struck out to end the game and the season against the Tigers. More >

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    Benoit stops the bleeding in tense seventh

    Detroit reliever Joaquin Benoit escaped the seventh inning of the Tigers' 3-2 victory in Game 5 of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium -- but only by a hair. More >

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    Tigers silence New York, move on to ALCS

    Victor Martinez hit an RBI single in the fifth and five Tigers hurlers combined to keep the Yankees in check, punching Detroit's ticket to the AL Championship Series on Thursday. More >

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    'Proud' Yankees not without flaws

    After exceeding the sum of its rotation's parts over the course of 162 games, the Yankees' warts were exposed when it mattered most. Questionable managerial moves, an underperforming ace and an invisible four through six portion of the lineup made for an uninspiring showing on the October stage. More >

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    Ryan pleased with all facets of Texas' success

    Two days before the start of the ALCS, Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan took time out on Thursday to reflect on the direction of the franchise along with the immediate future. More >

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    Montero's high-energy approach fuels D-backs

    There is no more grueling position in baseball than catcher. But there is no telling that to Miguel Montero, or to any of his D-backs teammates who have watched him throughout this breakout season. More >

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    Stage set as dramatic NLDS fittingly goes distance

    It's all on the line at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, when Philadelphia's Roy Halladay and St. Louis' Chris Carpenter take the mound in what Cards manager Tony La Russa could only describe as a "classic." More >

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    Gibson, Roenicke put to test in NLDS

    During the National League Division Series, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson and Brewers manager Ron Roenicke have engaged in a battle of wits that has led to two wins for each club, with a decisive Game 5 slated for Friday. More >

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    Kennedy gets rematch with season on the line

    Ian Kennedy has his wish: another crack at the Brewers, a second chance to win a playoff game and the responsibility of having the D-backs' season resting in his right hand. More >

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    Yovani more important to Crew than home field

    The Brewers were the Major Leagues' best team at home this season, going 57-24. But at this point, what might be an even more important factor for the Brewers is the fact that their Game 5 starter is Yovani Gallardo. More >

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    For Phillies, Halladay is right man for job

    It's win or go home, with Roy Halladay on the mound. In this situation, the Phillies wouldn't want it any other way. More >

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    Cardinals hitters up to the challenge of Doc

    For all the talk about the task that faces St. Louis' hitters in Game 5 of the National League Division Series, the same might be said for Roy Halladay. His job won't be very easy, either. More >

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    With season on line, Crew confident in Gallardo

    The party remains on hold. The Brewers and their fans have waited a generation to experience a deep October run again, and one more win will reserve a spot for Milwaukee in the National League Championship Series. More >

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    Relaxed Phillies feeling at ease before Game 5

    Though they haven't played a deciding fifth or seventh game in 30 years, the Phils were loose on Thursday as they prepped for their showdown with the Cardinals. More >