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New York Yankees 1 at Oakland A’s 0, F — With their backs against the wall for the first time since 1997, the Yankees traveled to Oakland one loss away from elimination. A’s starter Barry Zito stifled the Yanks through four innings, until Jorge Posada belted a solo homer in the fifth. Mike Mussina also
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Boston Red Sox 5 at New York Mets 6, F/10 — Leading 5-4 in the 10th inning, just one out away from their first Championship since 1918, the Red Sox (much to the frenzied delight of the Shea Stadium crowd) watch it all roll slowly away from them… literally. Bob Stanley’s wild pitch allows Kevin
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California Angels 2 at Baltimore Orioles 4, F — They called it the record that could never be broken. But Cal Ripken, Baltimore Orioles superstar, came to work for the 2,131st straight day, surpassing one of baseball’s most mythic records. When the game vs. California became official in the 5th inning, Cal had officially overtaken
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Toronto Blue Jays 4 at Atlanta Braves 3, F/11 — Dave Winfield picked the perfect moment for his first extra-base hit in twelve career World Series games. With the score tied in the 11th and the Blue Jays one win away from Canada’s first-ever World Series title, Winfield burned Charlie Leibrandt for a double down
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Boston Red Sox 12 at Cleveland Indians 8, F — If the Red Sox were going to complete their comeback from an 0-2 deficit, they needed to do it without Pedro Martinez, who pulled out of Game 1 with back problems and had yet to return. But with the deciding game tied in the fourth,
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Montreal Expos 0 at New York Yankees 6, F — Before the game, the Yankees honored Yogi Berra, who caught the first pitch from Don Larsen. Almost 43 years earlier, with Berra behind the plate, Larsen pitched a perfect game in the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers at the stadium. Fast-forward to that July
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Los Angeles Dodgers 9 at New York Yankees 2, F — Game 6 brought the series back to Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees, down three games to two in the series, were desperate for a win. With the game tied in the fourth, Yankees Manager Bob Lemon made the controversial call to pinch hit Bobby
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Arizona Diamondbacks 2 at Atlanta Braves 0, F — The Big Unit did more than turn back the clock on his amazing career, Randy Johnson tossed a perfect game, beating the Braves, 2-0, at Turner Field and proved that this 40-year-old superstar can still dominate an opponent. The Big Unit set down all 27 Braves
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New York Yankees 5 at Seattle Mariners 6, F/11 — The Mariners had come back from a 0-2 series deficit to force a deciding Game 5, and were back home in front of a frenzied Kingdome crowd with high expectations. Yankees’ starter David Cone held a 4-2 lead going into the eighth, but surrendered Ken
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Cincinnati Reds 2 at Oakland Athletics 1, F — Just as in 1988, The Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire and the rest of the powerhouse the A’s were supposed to dominate the Series, this time against the overachieving Reds. But while Oakland ace Dave Stewart was sharp, he could not match Reds’ starter Jose Rijo,
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Kansas City Royals 5 at New York Yankees 4 F — When the Royals visited Yankee Stadium in late July of 1983, everyone assumed that the Independence Day celebrations were over. However, George Brett provided some fireworks of his own with a controversial game-winning home run off of Yankee closer Goose Gossage. When home plate
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Atlanta Braves 3 at Philadelphia Phillies 6, F — The 1993 Phillies were known as a blue-collar, hard-working team, led by John Kruk, Darren Daulton, Lenny “Nails” Dykstra, righty ace Curt Schilling and closer Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams. They had finished in last place the year before — a full 26 games out of first
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Los Angeles Dodgers 5 at New York Mets 4, F/12 — Backed by homers from Darryl Strawberry and Kevin McReynolds, Dwight Gooden and the Mets enjoyed a 4-2 lead in the 9th, and seem poised to take a 3-1 series lead. But Mike Scioscia, who had only three home runs all season, had other ideas,
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Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Atlanta Braves 3, F — Pittsburgh’s ace Doug Drabek was cruising along, holding the Braves scoreless for eight innings, getting out of his only real jam (bases loaded, no out) in the sixth inning. Atlanta’s starter, John Smoltz, was similarly solid, with the Pirates scraping together two runs on an Orlando
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Boston Red Sox 7 at California Angels 6, F/11 — The Angels needed only one more out to earn their first World Series appearance, but it was the Red Sox who had destiny on their side. Angels closer Donnie Moore pushed Dave Henderson and the Red Sox one strike away from elimination, but Henderson earned
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Houston Astros 5 at New York Mets 6, F — Game 3 in a series tied 1-1 are always critical momentum changers. Mets’ starter Ron Darling was shaky early, allowing four runs in the first two innings, but settled down after that. The Mets got back into the game in the 6th, tying it on
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Chicago Cubs 3 at Padres 6, F — It was the decisive Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. The Cubs had posted the NL’s best record that season, and they had stormed out to a 2-0 series lead. But because of an old Major League Baseball rule at that time, the Padres had
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