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    Brewers miss great chance to reward fans

    The search for a team good enough to deserve the remarkable loyalty of Wisconsin's baseball fans continues. The 2011 Milwaukee Brewers came closer to that goal than any team in the last 29 seasons. But at the end, they bowed to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. More >

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    Cards brass enjoying 'unusual' run to Series

    As Cardinals owner William DeWitt Jr., general manager John Mozeliak and manager Tony La Russa were presented with the Warren C. Giles Trophy for winning the National League Championship Series on Sunday, there seemed to be one thing they could all agree on -- 2011 was one of the strangest seasons they've been a part of. More >

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    Texas hitters show their range in atypical lineup

    The record-setting, MVP-winning power surge by Nelson Cruz in the American League Championship Series is really a demonstration of just how deep and dangerous the Rangers' lineup can be. More >

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    Another classic fall: Texas back in it to win it

    On the night the 2010 World Series ended, with Texas on the short end of a five-game series against the San Francisco Giants, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels ambled through the home clubhouse in Rangers Ballpark and was struck by how quickly his players appeared to have turned the page. More >

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    Ogando continues to be masterful out of 'pen

    To Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, the craze surrounding starting pitcher Alexi Ogando would be tempered if folks could realize that they're watching a repeat performance, not some novelty. More >

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    Theme of togetherness keys Rangers' run

    Achieving back-to-back AL pennants is remarkable achievement for a Rangers club that doesn't operate with nearly the same resources as those available in New York and Boston, and it's a testament to an organization that has molded old-school competitive fire with new-wave analysis and topped it off with one of the more high-energy clubhouse environments in the game. More >

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    Complementary pieces needed to back core

    The Tigers built this team to not just win a division, but contend for a World Series. They fell two wins shy on the latter. More >

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    Series return a testament to Rangers' resolve

    Returning to the World Series is a testament to the Rangers' resolve, and nobody knows that better than team president Nolan Ryan. More >

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    Banged-up Tigers never gave up in ALCS

    While the Rangers were celebrating a second consecutive American League pennant after Saturday night's 15-5 victory in Game 6, Tigers manager Jim Leyland could only celebrate a fantastic AL Championship Series and the guts his players had shown in it. More >

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    Rangers' quality goes beyond starting pitching

    Texas' second World Series ticket in as many seasons was punched by a 15-5 victory over the Tigers, a Game 6 victory in an ALCS fueled by a dominant bullpen, a one-man wrecking crew in series MVP Nelson Cruz and some timely hits sprinkled along the way. More >

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    Historic rally sets stage for Rangers in clincher

    Trailing the Tigers, 2-0, in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, the Rangers, needing just one win to reach their second straight World Series, erupted for nine runs in the third inning to put themselves in position to secure the AL pennant. More >

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    Miggy ties LCS hit streak mark to open career

    Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera homered in the first inning of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday, tying the all-time record for an LCS hitting streak to open a career. More >

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    Performer of the game: Texas' Michael Young

    There was no more fitting candidate to propel Texas back to the sport's ultimate stage than Michael Young himself. Young obliged, driving in four runs in the third inning with two doubles, hitting a seventh-inning home run and catching the final popup in the Rangers' clinching win. More >

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    Rangers ready for whatever NL gives them

    Josh Hamilton made clear one thought about the Rangers' return trip to the World Series: "We wanted to win last year. We expect to win this year." More >

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    Cruz's six homers net ALCS MVP honors

    Nelson Cruz entered the ALCS in a slump, but he emerged as the series MVP with a record six home runs and 13 RBIs in six games as the Rangers topped the Tigers. More >

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    Out of sync early, Scherzer can't limit damage

    Charged with six of the Rangers' nine runs in the third frame, Max Scherzer took the loss in the Tigers' 15-5 season-ending loss on Saturday. More >

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    Rangers book return trip to World Series

    The Rangers erupted for a nine-run third inning and are now headed to a second straight World Series after finishing off the Tigers in the American League Championship Series with a 15-5 thumping in Game 6 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Saturday. More >

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    Porcello pitches in relief; Verlander unavailable

    Manager Jim Leyland said the Tigers could call upon a starter if they needed relief help before the seventh inning in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Rangers. However, that starter wasn't going to be Justin Verlander. More >

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    In NLCS, starting pitchers playing lesser roles

    Two starting pitching staffs that were pretty good, if not great, during the regular season have been reduced to role players. Over four games, starters in this NLCS have averaged 4 2/3 innings per start while posting a composite 5.79 ERA. More >

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    Uecker's sense of humor belies his talent

    Bob Uecker, the Hall of Fame Brewers broadcaster and baseball funnyman, has a particular plan for his retirement. No, it does not allow going out on top should the Brewers bounce back from their 3-2 deficit in the National League Championship Series and win the franchise's first World Series championship. More >