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Cain on your parade: Giants up 2-1 on Phillies | News
"Matt Cain limited the Phillies to two hits over seven innings Tuesday as the Giants secured a 3-0 victory in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series."

Texas pain-saw massacre: NY in a 3-1 mess | News
"Four hours after first pitch, with reliever Darren Oliver protecting a seven-run lead in the ninth inning, there was a full section of Texas fans in the second deck above the third-base dugout chanting, "Let's go, Rangers!" The rest of Yankee Stadium was almost empty."

Overturned homer only part of intrigue in NY | News
"There was some early controversy in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday night, revolving around a solo home run by Robinson Cano and a drive by Lance Berkman that was ruled a homer before an official review determined it was foul. Both plays came in the bottom of the second inning of the Rangers' 10-3 victory."

Hamstring injury likely to end Teixeira's year | News
"Mark Teixeira will almost certainly miss the remainder of the postseason with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring, suffered in the fifth inning of Tuesday's 10-3 loss to the Rangers in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series."


Steve Melewski: Luke Scott talks about his homer potential
"The last three years, look at the power numbers. I hit 23, 25 and 27 homers in under 500 at bats. Most starters get around 650, so put another 180 to 200 under my belt and what could happen?" Thus spake Luke Scott.

Orioles Insider: Lee’s just lucky O’s didn’t make playoffs
Sure, it's Small Sample Size Theater, but check the comparison of Cliff Lee's three starts against the O's this year and his three post-season starts thus far. 

Orioles Insider: No Darvish, but there are other possibilities
Yu Darvish has decided to stay in Japan.

Watch Out for Batted Balls? Not in 2010
Roar From 34 updates the Eutaw Street HR tally. Pretty easy since none landed there in 2010. -Stacey