Tag: October 10

1961 – The Houston Colt .45s and the New York Mets choose in the first National League expansion draft. Among the Colt selections are Bob Aspromonte and Dick Farrell (both from L.A.), Hal Smith and Roman Mejias (Pit.), Ken Johnson (Cin.), Al Spangler(Mil.) and Bob Lillis (St.L.). Houston’s first pick is infielder Eddie Bressoud but he is traded before the inaugural season begins.

1961 – The Houston Colt .45s and the New York Mets choose in the first National League expansion draft. Among the Colt selections are Bob Aspromonte and Dick Farrell (both from L.A.), Hal Smith and Roman Mejias (Pit.), Ken Johnson (Cin.), Al Spangler(Mil.) and Bob Lillis (St.L.). Houston’s first pick is infielder Eddie Bressoud but he is traded before the inaugural season begins.

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2001 – Tom Glavine and John Smoltz combine on a seven-hit shutout to blank the Astros, 1-0, in Game Two of the N.L.D.S. The only run is scored by B.J. Surhoff on a double-play grounder after a double and an error by Julio Lugo. 

2001 – Tom Glavine and John Smoltz combine on a seven-hit shutout to blank the Astros, 1-0, in Game Two of the N.L.D.S. The only run is scored by B.J. Surhoff on a double-play grounder after a double and an error by Julio Lugo. 

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1981 – Fernando Valenzuela outpitches Vern Ruhle in a 2-1 decision in Los Angeles. Only eight hits are registered, four by each side, but a homer by Pedro Guerrero and an RBI single by Bill Russell trump last-inning heroics by Terry Puhl and Tony Scott. The series is knotted at two games apiece. 

1981 – Fernando Valenzuela outpitches Vern Ruhle in a 2-1 decision in Los Angeles. Only eight hits are registered, four by each side, but a homer by Pedro Guerrero and an RBI single by Bill Russell trump last-inning heroics by Terry Puhl and Tony Scott. The series is knotted at two games apiece. 

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1980 – Denny Walling delivers Rafael Landestoy with a sacrifice fly as Houston wins their first post-season home game, 1-0, over Philadelphia . The Astros lead the best-of-five N.L.C.S., 2-1. Joe Morgan slams a Tug McGraw fastball high off the right field fence in the 11th inning for a triple and comes out for Landestoy. Joe Niekro blanks the Phils for ten innings before Dave Smith enters to get the win. 

1980 – Denny Walling delivers Rafael Landestoy with a sacrifice fly as Houston wins their first post-season home game, 1-0, over Philadelphia . The Astros lead the best-of-five N.L.C.S., 2-1. Joe Morgan slams a Tug McGraw fastball high off the right field fence in the 11th inning for a triple and comes out for Landestoy. Joe Niekro blanks the Phils for ten innings before Dave Smith enters to get the win. 

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2004 – Craig Biggio pops his first postseason home run  and Houston leads Atlanta, 5-2, in Game Four of the N.L.D.S. with a chance to advance. Then Chad Qualls gives up a three-run homer to Adam Laroche and the Braves push across the winning run in the ninth to steal a 6-5 verdict and fly back to Atlanta for a decisive fifth game. Jeff Kent rolls into a double play with two men on in the bottom of the ninth to end a painful day – made worse by the news of ex-teammate Ken Caminiti’s death in New York at age 41. 

2004 – Craig Biggio pops his first postseason home run  and Houston leads Atlanta, 5-2, in Game Four of the N.L.D.S. with a chance to advance. Then Chad Qualls gives up a three-run homer to Adam Laroche and the Braves push across the winning run in the ninth to steal a 6-5 verdict and fly back to Atlanta for a decisive fifth game. Jeff Kent rolls into a double play with two men on in the bottom of the ninth to end a painful day – made worse by the news of ex-teammate Ken Caminiti’s death in New York at age 41. 

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In a surprise announcement, the Red Sox announce that manager John Farrell will not return in 2018. The Sox have just won back-to-back division titles, and also won the 2013 World Series under Farrell’s leadership.

In a surprise announcement, the Red Sox announce that manager John Farrell will not return in 2018. The Sox have just won back-to-back division titles, and also won the 2013 World Series under Farrell’s leadership.

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With two outs in the 9th inning of Belgian Series game 1, Borgerhout Squirrels pitcher Kenny Vandenbranden calls time to propose to his girlfriend Magalie. After she accepted, Yannick Gontier relieved and got the final out. Borgerhout would go on to win the Series, 3 games to 2.

With two outs in the 9th inning of Belgian Series game 1, Borgerhout Squirrels pitcher Kenny Vandenbranden calls time to propose to his girlfriend Magalie. After she accepted, Yannick Gontier relieved and got the final out. Borgerhout would go on to win the Series, 3 games to 2.

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The Giants stave off elimination with a 6 – 5 win over the Cubs in Game 3 of the other NLDS. Jake Arrieta gives the Cubs an early lead with a three-run blast off Madison Bumgarner, and the game is closely fought until Joe Panik ends it after five hours and four minutes by driving in Brandon Crawford from second base with a double in the 13th inning.

The Giants stave off elimination with a 6 – 5 win over the Cubs in Game 3 of the other NLDS. Jake Arrieta gives the Cubs an early lead with a three-run blast off Madison Bumgarner, and the game is closely fought until Joe Panik ends it after five hours and four minutes by driving in Brandon Crawford from second base with a double in the 13th inning.

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The Indians complete a sweep of the Red Sox in the ALDS with a 4 – 3 win in Fenway Park. A two-run single by Tyler Naquin and a two-run homer by Coco Crisp give them an early lead, but Boston claws back in David Ortiz’s final game to close the lead to a single run; they have two men on board in the bottom of the 9th when closer Cody Allen registers the final out to earn his second save of the series.

The Indians complete a sweep of the Red Sox in the ALDS with a 4 – 3 win in Fenway Park. A two-run single by Tyler Naquin and a two-run homer by Coco Crisp give them an early lead, but Boston claws back in David Ortiz’s final game to close the lead to a single run; they have two men on board in the bottom of the 9th when closer Cody Allen registers the final out to earn his second save of the series.

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The Nationals win Game 3 of the NLDS, 8 – 3 over the Dodgers. Anthony Rendon homers off Kenta Maeda as part of a four-run 3rd inning, but Los Angeles comes back to within one run thanks in part to a two-run pinch homer by Carlos Ruiz off Gio Gonzalez in the 5th. The Nats put the game away with 4 runs in the top of the 9th, including a homer by Jayson Werth off closer Kenley Jansen.

The Nationals win Game 3 of the NLDS, 8 – 3 over the Dodgers. Anthony Rendon homers off Kenta Maeda as part of a four-run 3rd inning, but Los Angeles comes back to within one run thanks in part to a two-run pinch homer by Carlos Ruiz off Gio Gonzalez in the 5th. The Nats put the game away with 4 runs in the top of the 9th, including a homer by Jayson Werth off closer Kenley Jansen.

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The Cubs even the other Division Series with a 6 – 3 win at St. Louis. The Cubs score five times against Jaime Garcia in the 2nd, including back-to-back successful squeeze bunts. The Cardinals hit three homers, but they are all solo shots.

The Cubs even the other Division Series with a 6 – 3 win at St. Louis. The Cubs score five times against Jaime Garcia in the 2nd, including back-to-back successful squeeze bunts. The Cardinals hit three homers, but they are all solo shots.

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The Mets are cruising along with a 2 – 1 lead behind rookie Noah Syndergaard in the 7th inning of Game 2 of the NLDS when Chase Utley barrels into SS Ruben Tejada to break up a potential inning-ending double play. He not only succeeds, but also breaks Tejada’s leg in the process while the Mets vainly argue for an interference call. Major League Baseball will hand Utley a two-game suspension for his unnecessarily violent slide, but in the meantime, Los Angeles takes advantage of the controversial play to score four runs in the inning and ends up a 5 – 2 winner, evening the series.

The Mets are cruising along with a 2 – 1 lead behind rookie Noah Syndergaard in the 7th inning of Game 2 of the NLDS when Chase Utley barrels into SS Ruben Tejada to break up a potential inning-ending double play. He not only succeeds, but also breaks Tejada’s leg in the process while the Mets vainly argue for an interference call. Major League Baseball will hand Utley a two-game suspension for his unnecessarily violent slide, but in the meantime, Los Angeles takes advantage of the controversial play to score four runs in the inning and ends up a 5 – 2 winner, evening the series.

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2014 – The Royals win in extra innings for the fourth time in five postseason games, defeating Baltimore, 8 – 6, in 10 innings, in Game 1 of the ALCS. Alex Gordon hits a solo homer off Darren O’Day to put Kansas City ahead, and Mike Moustakas follows with a two-run shot.

2014 – The Royals win in extra innings for the fourth time in five postseason games, defeating Baltimore, 8 – 6, in 10 innings, in Game 1 of the ALCS. Alex Gordon hits a solo homer off Darren O’Day to put Kansas City ahead, and Mike Moustakas follows with a two-run shot.

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The Chunichi Dragons appoint 42-year-old catcher Motonobu Tanishige as player-manager for 2014, succeeding Morimichi Takagi at the helm. Tanishige, a six-time Gold Glover, is only the second player-manager in Nippon Pro Baseball since the 1970s, following fellow Central League backstop Atsuya Furuta.

The Chunichi Dragons appoint 42-year-old catcher Motonobu Tanishige as player-manager for 2014, succeeding Morimichi Takagi at the helm. Tanishige, a six-time Gold Glover, is only the second player-manager in Nippon Pro Baseball since the 1970s, following fellow Central League backstop Atsuya Furuta.

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For the second straight year, the Tigers defeat the Athletics in the 5th game of the Division Series. The team’s two biggest stars are the heroes today, as Justin Verlander gives up no runs on 2 hits over 8 innings, while Miguel Cabrera hits a two-run homer off rookie Sonny Gray in the 4th. Joaquin Benoit picks up the save in the 3 – 0 win.

For the second straight year, the Tigers defeat the Athletics in the 5th game of the Division Series. The team’s two biggest stars are the heroes today, as Justin Verlander gives up no runs on 2 hits over 8 innings, while Miguel Cabrera hits a two-run homer off rookie Sonny Gray in the 4th. Joaquin Benoit picks up the save in the 3 – 0 win.

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The Giants force a fifth game in the other NLDS with an 8 – 3 win over Cincinnati. Having collected only 12 hits over the first three games of the Series, they bang out 11 today, including 8 for extra bases as they pound the Reds into submission. Tim Lincecum is the winner in relief of an ineffective Barry Zito, besting Mike Leake, who is activated before the game to replace injured ace Johnny Cueto. Angel Pagan, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval all homer for San Francisco.

The Giants force a fifth game in the other NLDS with an 8 – 3 win over Cincinnati. Having collected only 12 hits over the first three games of the Series, they bang out 11 today, including 8 for extra bases as they pound the Reds into submission. Tim Lincecum is the winner in relief of an ineffective Barry Zito, besting Mike Leake, who is activated before the game to replace injured ace Johnny Cueto. Angel Pagan, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval all homer for San Francisco.

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Pinch-hitting for a struggling Alex Rodriguez in the bottom of the 9th, Raul Ibanez homers off Orioles closer Jim Johnson to tie the score. Yankees manager Joe Girardi’s bold move pays off twice, as Ibanez homers again against Brian Matusz in the 12th inning to give New York a 3 – 2 walk-off victory in Game 3 of the other ALDS. Baltimore had taken a 2 – 1 lead on homers by rookies Ryan Flaherty and Manny Machado off Hiroki Kuroda, until Ibanez turns the game’s tide.

Pinch-hitting for a struggling Alex Rodriguez in the bottom of the 9th, Raul Ibanez homers off Orioles closer Jim Johnson to tie the score. Yankees manager Joe Girardi’s bold move pays off twice, as Ibanez homers again against Brian Matusz in the 12th inning to give New York a 3 – 2 walk-off victory in Game 3 of the other ALDS. Baltimore had taken a 2 – 1 lead on homers by rookies Ryan Flaherty and Manny Machado off Hiroki Kuroda, until Ibanez turns the game’s tide.

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St. Louis takes a 2 games to 1 lead in the NLDS with an 8 – 0 shutout of Washington. Chris Carpenter, who has only pitched 17 innings this season after sustaining an injury in spring training, pitches 5 2/3 innings for the win. Matt Holliday has three hits and Pete Kozma hits a three-run homer off Edwin Jackson to lead the Cards’ offense.

St. Louis takes a 2 games to 1 lead in the NLDS with an 8 – 0 shutout of Washington. Chris Carpenter, who has only pitched 17 innings this season after sustaining an injury in spring training, pitches 5 2/3 innings for the win. Matt Holliday has three hits and Pete Kozma hits a three-run homer off Edwin Jackson to lead the Cards’ offense.

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The Athletics orchestrate a three-run rally in the bottom of the 9th off Tigers closer Jose Valverde to win, 4 – 3, and even the ALDS at 2 wins apiece. Detroit leads, 3 – 1, entering the final frame when Seth Smith hits a two-run double to tie the score, and Coco Crisp ends the game with a single.

The Athletics orchestrate a three-run rally in the bottom of the 9th off Tigers closer Jose Valverde to win, 4 – 3, and even the ALDS at 2 wins apiece. Detroit leads, 3 – 1, entering the final frame when Seth Smith hits a two-run double to tie the score, and Coco Crisp ends the game with a single.

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The Rangers take a 2 – 0 lead in the ALCS on a walk-off grand slam by Nelson Cruz off the Tigers’ Ryan Perry in the 11th inning, for a 7 – 3 win. Cruz had tied the game earlier with a solo home run in the 7th. All of Detroit’s runs come on a three-run shot by Ryan Raburn in the 3rd.

The Rangers take a 2 – 0 lead in the ALCS on a walk-off grand slam by Nelson Cruz off the Tigers’ Ryan Perry in the 11th inning, for a 7 – 3 win. Cruz had tied the game earlier with a solo home run in the 7th. All of Detroit’s runs come on a three-run shot by Ryan Raburn in the 3rd.

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With their backs to the wall in the 2011 Baseball World Cup, two-time defending champion Team USA beats host Panama, 5 – 0, for the 8th and final spot in round two, having survived a 4-3 first round and placing 4th in their pool behind Canada, the Netherlands and Panama. Andy Van Hekken and Scott Patterson combine on a five-hit, no-walk shutout while Brett Jackson falls a triple shy of the cycle.

With their backs to the wall in the 2011 Baseball World Cup, two-time defending champion Team USA beats host Panama, 5 – 0, for the 8th and final spot in round two, having survived a 4-3 first round and placing 4th in their pool behind Canada, the Netherlands and Panama. Andy Van Hekken and Scott Patterson combine on a five-hit, no-walk shutout while Brett Jackson falls a triple shy of the cycle.

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Ranger left fielder Nelson Cruz hits the first walk-off grand slam in major league playoff history when his 11th inning round-tripper beats Detroit, 7-3, in Game Two of the ALCS. The victory in Arlington gives Texas a 2-0 advantage in the seven-game series.

Ranger left fielder Nelson Cruz hits the first walk-off grand slam in major league playoff history when his 11th inning round-tripper beats Detroit, 7-3, in Game Two of the ALCS. The victory in Arlington gives Texas a 2-0 advantage in the seven-game series.

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The Cardinals beat Milwaukee, 12 – 3, in Game 2 of the NLCS. Albert Pujols gets things started with a two-run homer off Shaun Marcum in the 1st, then adds three more doubles, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored in the rout. The Series is even at a game apiece.

The Cardinals beat Milwaukee, 12 – 3, in Game 2 of the NLCS. Albert Pujols gets things started with a two-run homer off Shaun Marcum in the 1st, then adds three more doubles, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored in the rout. The Series is even at a game apiece.

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Behind the solid starting pitching of Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels, the Phillies complete the franchise’s first playoff sweep when Hamels throws a complete-game, five-hit 2-0 NLDS victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Philadelphia will have an opportunity to become the first team to win three consecutive National League pennants since the war-time Cardinals raised flags from 1942 to 1944.

Behind the solid starting pitching of Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels, the Phillies complete the franchise’s first playoff sweep when Hamels throws a complete-game, five-hit 2-0 NLDS victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Philadelphia will have an opportunity to become the first team to win three consecutive National League pennants since the war-time Cardinals raised flags from 1942 to 1944.

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Alexis Gómez hits a three-run triple in the 1st off Norge Vera and Lorenzo Barcelo allows one run in five innings as the Dominican national team stuns Cuba, 5 – 2, in the finale of the 2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament. Both teams had already qualified for the 2011 Baseball World Cup and 2011 Pan American Games along with the USA, Venezuela, Panama and Canada. Host Puerto Rico qualifies only for the 2011 Pan American Games.

Alexis Gómez hits a three-run triple in the 1st off Norge Vera and Lorenzo Barcelo allows one run in five innings as the Dominican national team stuns Cuba, 5 – 2, in the finale of the 2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament. Both teams had already qualified for the 2011 Baseball World Cup and 2011 Pan American Games along with the USA, Venezuela, Panama and Canada. Host Puerto Rico qualifies only for the 2011 Pan American Games.

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Behind the solid starting pitching of Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels, the Phillies complete the franchise’s first playoff sweep when Hamels throws a complete-game, five-hit 2-0 NLDS victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Philadelphia will have an opportunity to become the first team to win three consecutive National League pennants since the war-time Cardinals raised flags from 1942 to 1944.

Behind the solid starting pitching of Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels, the Phillies complete the franchise’s first playoff sweep when Hamels throws a complete-game, five-hit 2-0 NLDS victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Philadelphia will have an opportunity to become the first team to win three consecutive National League pennants since the war-time Cardinals raised flags from 1942 to 1944.

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In Matt Holliday’s first at-bat at home since his critical error allowed LA to stage an amazing comeback victory, the Cardinals’ left fielder receives a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 47,296 at Busch Stadium. The former NLCS MVP award winner (Colorado – 2007), who will become a free agent after the season, is touched by the fans’ reaction and very appreciative of their support.

In Matt Holliday’s first at-bat at home since his critical error allowed LA to stage an amazing comeback victory, the Cardinals’ left fielder receives a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 47,296 at Busch Stadium. The former NLCS MVP award winner (Colorado – 2007), who will become a free agent after the season, is touched by the fans’ reaction and very appreciative of their support.

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The Dodgers advance to their second consecutive National League championship series, beating St. Louis 5-1 to complete a three-game sweep of the Redbirds in the NLDS. Solid pitching by late-season pick-up Vicente Padilla and timely hitting by Andre Ethier, who had three extra-base hits, and Manny Ramirez, who broke out of a slump with three hits and two RBIs, close out the series, which will be best remembered for the team’s dramatic Game 2 comeback when Matt Holliday’s error on James Loney’s ninth-inning two-out line drive leads to a stunning two-run walk-off rally.

The Dodgers advance to their second consecutive National League championship series, beating St. Louis 5-1 to complete a three-game sweep of the Redbirds in the NLDS. Solid pitching by late-season pick-up Vicente Padilla and timely hitting by Andre Ethier, who had three extra-base hits, and Manny Ramirez, who broke out of a slump with three hits and two RBIs, close out the series, which will be best remembered for the team’s dramatic Game 2 comeback when Matt Holliday’s error on James Loney’s ninth-inning two-out line drive leads to a stunning two-run walk-off rally.

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2009 – The Los Angeles Dodgers complete a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 5 – 1 win at Busch Stadium in the NLDS. Andre Ethier has a double, triple and three-run homer, while Manny Ramirez has two doubles among his three hits to lead the Dodger offense. Vicente Padilla gets the win, over Joel Pineiro.

2009 – The Los Angeles Dodgers complete a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 5 – 1 win at Busch Stadium in the NLDS. Andre Ethier has a double, triple and three-run homer, while Manny Ramirez has two doubles among his three hits to lead the Dodger offense. Vicente Padilla gets the win, over Joel Pineiro.

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In Matt Holliday’s first at-bat at home since his critical error allowed LA to stage an amazing comeback victory, the Cardinals’ left fielder receives a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 47,296 at Busch Stadium. The former NLCS MVP award winner (Colorado – 2007), who will become a free agent after the season, is touched by the fans’ reaction and very appreciative of their support.

In Matt Holliday’s first at-bat at home since his critical error allowed LA to stage an amazing comeback victory, the Cardinals’ left fielder receives a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 47,296 at Busch Stadium. The former NLCS MVP award winner (Colorado – 2007), who will become a free agent after the season, is touched by the fans’ reaction and very appreciative of their support.

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The Dodgers advance to their second consecutive National League championship series, beating St. Louis 5-1 to complete a three-game sweep of the Redbirds in the NLDS. Solid pitching by late-season pick-up Vicente Padilla and timely hitting by Andre Ethier, who had three extra-base hits, and Manny Ramirez, who broke out of a slump with three hits and two RBIs, close out the series, which will be best remembered for the team’s dramatic Game 2 comeback when Matt Holliday’s error on James Loney’s ninth-inning two-out line drive leads to a stunning two-run walk-off rally.

The Dodgers advance to their second consecutive National League championship series, beating St. Louis 5-1 to complete a three-game sweep of the Redbirds in the NLDS. Solid pitching by late-season pick-up Vicente Padilla and timely hitting by Andre Ethier, who had three extra-base hits, and Manny Ramirez, who broke out of a slump with three hits and two RBIs, close out the series, which will be best remembered for the team’s dramatic Game 2 comeback when Matt Holliday’s error on James Loney’s ninth-inning two-out line drive leads to a stunning two-run walk-off rally.

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Phillies’ manager Charlie Manuel is informed of the death of his mother his mother earlier in the day at a Virginia hospital after a brief illness. The grieving skipper, one of ten of June’s children, stays with the team and directs his club to an 8-5 victory against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park in Game 2 of the NLDS.

Phillies’ manager Charlie Manuel is informed of the death of his mother his mother earlier in the day at a Virginia hospital after a brief illness. The grieving skipper, one of ten of June’s children, stays with the team and directs his club to an 8-5 victory against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park in Game 2 of the NLDS.

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Phillies’ manager Charlie Manuel is informed of the death of his mother his mother earlier in the day at a Virginia hospital after a brief illness. The grieving skipper, one of ten of June’s children, stays with the team and directs his club to an 8-5 victory against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park in Game 2 of the NLDS.

Phillies’ manager Charlie Manuel is informed of the death of his mother his mother earlier in the day at a Virginia hospital after a brief illness. The grieving skipper, one of ten of June’s children, stays with the team and directs his club to an 8-5 victory against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park in Game 2 of the NLDS.

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2005 – Rookie Ervin Santana pitches 5 1/3 strong innings in his postseason debut, Garret Anderson hits a home run and drives in two runs, and Adam Kennedy hits a go-ahead two-run triple, to lead the Angels over New York, 5 – 3, in the decisive Game 5 of their AL playoff series.

2005 – Rookie Ervin Santana pitches 5 1/3 strong innings in his postseason debut, Garret Anderson hits a home run and drives in two runs, and Adam Kennedy hits a go-ahead two-run triple, to lead the Angels over New York, 5 – 3, in the decisive Game 5 of their AL playoff series.

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The Phillies fire Ed Wade as their general manager, although the team( 88-74) has had three straight winning seasons and missed a chance of being the wild card by only one game this season. Philadelphia has not played in the postseason for 12 consecutive years, including the last eight seasons with Wade calling the shots.

The Phillies fire Ed Wade as their general manager, although the team( 88-74) has had three straight winning seasons and missed a chance of being the wild card by only one game this season. Philadelphia has not played in the postseason for 12 consecutive years, including the last eight seasons with Wade calling the shots.

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Rafael Palmeiro is spared perjury charges when a Congressional subcommittee decides to not prosecute him following its investigation. The former Orioles’ first baseman/DH had piqued the legislators’ interest when he tested positive for steroids four months after pointing his finger at the committee during a Capitol Hill hearing, emphatically denying that he had used performance-enhancing substances.

Rafael Palmeiro is spared perjury charges when a Congressional subcommittee decides to not prosecute him following its investigation. The former Orioles’ first baseman/DH had piqued the legislators’ interest when he tested positive for steroids four months after pointing his finger at the committee during a Capitol Hill hearing, emphatically denying that he had used performance-enhancing substances.

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The Cubs take a 2-1 game advantage in the NLCS when they beat the Marlins in extra innings at Pro Player Stadium, 5-4. The eventual winning run scores in the top of the 11th when Doug Glanville triples off Florida’s Brandon Looper to plate Kenny Lofton, who had singled after the first out was made in the frame.

The Cubs take a 2-1 game advantage in the NLCS when they beat the Marlins in extra innings at Pro Player Stadium, 5-4. The eventual winning run scores in the top of the 11th when Doug Glanville triples off Florida’s Brandon Looper to plate Kenny Lofton, who had singled after the first out was made in the frame.

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With six hits in six consecutive at-bats, Kenny Lofton sets an NLCS record and ties the ALCS mark. Gary Matthews (Phillies-1983), Will Clark (Giants-1989), Steve Buechele (Pirates-1991), and Javy Lopez (Braves-1996) all held the previous NL distinction with five consecutive hits, and Paul Molitor (Blue Jays-1993) established the major league standard, now shared with the Cub flychaser, with reaching safely six times in six consecutive at-bats.

With six hits in six consecutive at-bats, Kenny Lofton sets an NLCS record and ties the ALCS mark. Gary Matthews (Phillies-1983), Will Clark (Giants-1989), Steve Buechele (Pirates-1991), and Javy Lopez (Braves-1996) all held the previous NL distinction with five consecutive hits, and Paul Molitor (Blue Jays-1993) established the major league standard, now shared with the Cub flychaser, with reaching safely six times in six consecutive at-bats.

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The Cubs take a 2-1 game advantage in the NLCS when they beat the Marlins in extra innings at Pro Player Stadium, 5-4. The eventual winning run scores in the top of the 11th when Doug Glanville triples off Florida’s Brandon Looper to plate Kenny Lofton, who had singled after the first out was made in the frame.

The Cubs take a 2-1 game advantage in the NLCS when they beat the Marlins in extra innings at Pro Player Stadium, 5-4. The eventual winning run scores in the top of the 11th when Doug Glanville triples off Florida’s Brandon Looper to plate Kenny Lofton, who had singled after the first out was made in the frame.

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2002 – San Francisco take a 2 games to 0 lead in the NLCS with a 4 – 1 win over the Cardinals. Jason Schmidt pitches shutout ball into the 8th inning while SS Rich Aurilia hits a pair of home runs with three RBI.

2002 – San Francisco take a 2 games to 0 lead in the NLCS with a 4 – 1 win over the Cardinals. Jason Schmidt pitches shutout ball into the 8th inning while SS Rich Aurilia hits a pair of home runs with three RBI.

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The Cardinals even their NLDS by defeating Arizona, 4 – 1. Woody Williams notches the win for the Cardinals, behind a two-run home run from rookie Albert Pujols. Randy Johnson takes his record seventh consecutive playoff loss for Arizona.

The Cardinals even their NLDS by defeating Arizona, 4 – 1. Woody Williams notches the win for the Cardinals, behind a two-run home run from rookie Albert Pujols. Randy Johnson takes his record seventh consecutive playoff loss for Arizona.

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Atlanta take a 2 games to 0 lead in their National League Division Series with the Astros behind Tom Glavine’s 1 – 0 victory. Shortstop Julio Lugo’s throwing error aids the winning run, which crosses the plate on a double play.

Atlanta take a 2 games to 0 lead in their National League Division Series with the Astros behind Tom Glavine’s 1 – 0 victory. Shortstop Julio Lugo’s throwing error aids the winning run, which crosses the plate on a double play.

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The Yankees fall to Oakland, 5 – 3, in Game 1 of their American League Division Series. Terrence Long hits a pair of home runs for Oakland and Jason Giambi adds another. Mark Mulder gets the win for Oakland while Johnny Damon goes 4 for 4.

The Yankees fall to Oakland, 5 – 3, in Game 1 of their American League Division Series. Terrence Long hits a pair of home runs for Oakland and Jason Giambi adds another. Mark Mulder gets the win for Oakland while Johnny Damon goes 4 for 4.

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Scoring more than 19 NFL teams, the Red Sox establish a major league record for most runs and biggest margin of victory in a postseason game as they rout the Indians, 23-7, to tie the 5-game series at two games apiece.

Scoring more than 19 NFL teams, the Red Sox establish a major league record for most runs and biggest margin of victory in a postseason game as they rout the Indians, 23-7, to tie the 5-game series at two games apiece.

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1999 – The Boston Red Sox set an all-time postseason record by scoring 23 runs in defeating the Cleveland Indians, 23 – 7. The win ties their American League Division Series at two games apiece. Boston gets 24 hits in the contest, including five by Mike Stanley and four each by John Valentin and Jason Varitek. Valentin hits a pair of home runs with seven RBI, while Jose Offerman and Trot Nixon have two RBI each.

1999 – The Boston Red Sox set an all-time postseason record by scoring 23 runs in defeating the Cleveland Indians, 23 – 7. The win ties their American League Division Series at two games apiece. Boston gets 24 hits in the contest, including five by Mike Stanley and four each by John Valentin and Jason Varitek. Valentin hits a pair of home runs with seven RBI, while Jose Offerman and Trot Nixon have two RBI each.

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