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Los Angeles Dodgers cheer before the start of Game Five of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium on October 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers Beat Cardinals 6-4 In NLCS Game 5, St. Louis Up 3-2 In Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers, in their bid to stave off elimination, are up 6-3 over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.

10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Does Beating Verlander in Game 3 Mean Boston Will Win ALCS?

John Lackey out-pitched Justin Verlander — albeit not by much — to help the Red Sox beat the Tigers, 1-0, in Game Three.

10/16/2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is unable to make a catch on a single hit by David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth inning in Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Why the Dodgers Game 3 Win over the Cardinals in NLCS Was Critical

Game Three is always the important game of any seven-game series. By winning it Monday night, the Dodgers stay very much alive in NLCS.

10/15/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: The Boston Red Sox celebrate after defeating the Detroit Tigers 6-5 in Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Bullpen Blues Continue As Tigers Waste Early 5-Run Lead

The Detroit Tigers worked hard during the season to shore up their vulnerable bullpen, and despite those efforts, a lack of dependable relief arms took a dramatic toll Sunday.

10/14/2013

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Detroit Tigers Need to Remember their Past in Order to Change their Future

In 2006 and 2012, Detroit swept the ALCS only to wait around for their NL opponent. And then the Tigers lost the World Series.

10/14/2013

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 13: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers walks back to the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Another Detroit Pitcher Starts Off With Blanks

Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer held the Boston Red Sox hitless for 5 2-3 innings in Game 2 of the AL championship series on Sunday night.

10/14/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 12: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox bats against the Detroit Tigers during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

RBI Single In 9th Gives Red Sox 6-5 Win Over Tigers

David Ortiz had the biggest swing of the ALCS on Sunday night, clubbing a game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the eighth.

10/13/2013

Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is hit by a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game One of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 11, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Ramirez’ Status Still Uncertain for Dodgers in NLCS Game 3

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense is struggling, and they might have to face Adam Wainwright without their top hitter in Game 3 of the NL championship series.

10/13/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 12: Fans look on following Game One of the American League Championship Series, the Detroit Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox 1-0 at Fenway Park on October 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Home Field Only an Advantage to St. Louis, Unkind to Boston in LCS Matchups

The St. Louis Cardinals win back-to-back home games started by Los Angeles aces Zack Grienke and Clayton Kershaw, while Boston gets no-hit for eight-plus innings in losing to the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park.

10/13/2013

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