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Oakland Athletics 4 at Los Angeles Dodgers 5, F — The Dodgers, already serious underdogs against the A’s and Bash Brothers Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, are given even less of a chance with injured star Kirk Gibson on the shelf. Canseco’s second-inning grand slam gives Oakland a 4-3 lead until the bottom of the
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Florida Marlins 2 at New York Yankees 0 — Josh Beckett, on short rest, throws a complete-game shutout to clinch the Series and win the MVP. The shutout was the 19th in a World Series-deciding game. Beckett’s 47 strikeouts in the postseason tied Randy Johnson (2001) for the all-time record in a single postseason.
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Atlanta Braves 2 at New York Yankees 3, F — Having blown a two-games-to-none lead in the series, the Braves needed a win to stay alive. But the Yanks broke through early, scoring three runs in the third inning off ace Greg Maddux. After a Joe Girardi triple got things rolling, Bernie Williams provided a
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Toronto Blue Jays 0 at Texas Rangers 3, F — When baseball’s King of Ks, Nolan Ryan, struck out Roberto Alomar for his 16th strikeout of the game, it marked the completion of Ryan’s record seventh no-hit gem — three more than the man with the second most no-nos in history, Sandy Koufax. The 44
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New York Yankees 4 at Boston Red Sox 3, F — It was billed as a heavyweight bout: Roger Clemens vs. Pedro Martinez. Yankees vs. Red Sox. The game actually exceeded the hype, as New York prevailed, 4-3, at Fenway Park during an evening that included a benches-clearing incident. During the fracas, Martinez knocked down
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