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    Claw, Antlers craze sweeps Lone Star State

    If a Rangers player gets a hit, his teammates will hold up their hands, form a claw and wave as a sign of congratulations. That's the "Claw." Then there's the "Antlers" -- both hands held up to the ears, palms outstretched. It represents a deer and is given to any player who uses his speed. More >

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    Rays fans squeeze into and around Trop

    Unlike Games 1 and 2 at Tropicana Field, the scene outside the stadium for the ALDS clincher between the Rays and the Rangers was considerably different. More >

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    Kinsler caps stellar ALDS with homer

    The last ball Ian Kinsler hit in the ALDS landed in the left-field seats at Tropicana Field, securing the Rangers' 5-1 victory. More >

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    Rangers lean on Cliff, dive into next round

    The Rangers are moving on to face the Yankees in the AL Championship Series starting on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark. Even though Cliff Lee won't grace the mound again until the show moves to Yankee Stadium for Game 3, his presence is everywhere. More >

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    Hamilton feels the burn of special bubbly

    When they Rangers wrapped up the American League Division Series with a 5-1 victory on Tuesday, they eventually made their way to the clubhouse to pop open the traditional celebratory beverage. More >

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    CompleteLee! Road to LCS for Texas: 5th gear

    The Rangers, with some incredibly daring baserunning and the mastery of pitcher Cliff Lee, are in the American League Championship Series after beating the Rays, 5-1, in Game 5 of the AL Division Series on Tuesday. More >

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    Ryan revels in Rangers' breakthrough

    Nolan Ryan's deep satisfaction on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, having watched Cliff Lee pitch and will his Texas Rangers to the franchise's first postseason series triumph, came through loud and clear in his soft-spoken words. More >

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    Running Rangers beat Rays at their own game

    Slow-footed catcher Bengie Molina stole his first base in more than four years on Tuesday night, but that was nothing compared to the baserunning daring-do by three of his Rangers teammates. More >

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    Yanks ride experience into ALCS vs. Rangers

    Once the bell rang for the playoffs, the Yankees returned to their usual tricks, making quick work of the Twins in the ALDS and waiting to learn that they would be playing the Rangers in the ALCS, which opens Friday in Arlington. More >

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    Braves effusive in praise for retiring Cox

    While Monday was an emotional day for Bobby Cox, it was as well for his players, whose outpouring of respect and admiration was fitting for a man who'd done everything there is to do as a manager. More >

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    Ross adds NLDS heroics to Giants dossier

    Cody Ross was surprised to end up with the Giants after being claimed on waivers, but he has made the most of his new situation, coming up huge in the biggest of spots to put his team in the NLCS. More >

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    Bumgarner's poise in clincher belies his age

    Madison Bumgarner certainly made himself right at home on the grand stage of pitching in a clinching playoff game in the Majors. He earned the victory with six sharp innings of work against the Braves. More >

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    Wagner's illustrious career comes to end

    Billy Wagner will head back to his family in Crozet, Va., without the World Series ring that he chased for the past 15 years and with the memories created this summer, when he spent the final season of his remarkable career playing for the same Braves organization that he loved so much during his childhood. More >

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    Lowe leaves it all on the field in Game 4 loss

    The decision to leave in Derek Lowe, who lobbied to Bobby Cox to stay in the game, may have been the undoing of the Braves in Game 4. But up to that point, the veteran's performance was one that kept Atlanta in the NLDS against the Giants. More >

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    Seventh-inning sequence sums up NLDS

    It had all been nearly effortless for Derek Lowe as he picked the ball up off the Turner Field mound to begin the seventh, but things took a game-changing turn. More >

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    Errors figure prominently in Braves-Giants set

    When two teams combine for 10 errors in four games, well, that's not good. That's the total for the Braves and Giants in their just-concluded National League Division Series on Monday -- three by San Francisco, seven by Atlanta. More >

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    Emotional Cox bids farewell to managing

    When the end came for Bobby Cox as a big league manager Monday, he choked up during his final press conference and had to stop in mid-answer to some less-than-memorable question. More >

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    Giants' Ross is Braves' pain; epic career over

    In the series' fourth one-run affair, Cody Ross homered then drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh, sending S.F. to the NLCS with a 3-2 win over Atlanta in Bobby Cox's final game. More >

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    Giants advance, and rightfully so

    In addition to all the drama, take a minute to be thankful that the right team -- the Giants -- emerged victorious, setting up a sensational NL Championship Series. More >

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    Giants revel in victory before heading to NLCS

    Sixteen of the Giants' 25 players had never advanced appeared in the playoffs until this season, and they have now experienced two champagne-soaked baths in the last nine days. More >