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Cubs Go Up One Over Dodgers in NLCS Opener

Game 2 is Sunday night

(Newser) - Miguel Montero delivered a memorable swing, Javier Baez stole home with his daring dash down the line, and Jon Lester turned in another steady performance on the mound, reports the AP . It all added up to another dramatic victory for the Chicago Cubs, who are off and running in the... More »

Giants Headed to World Series

Send Phillies home in nail-biter

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants let it go right down to the wire last night, with Juan Uribe hitting a tie-breaking home-run with two outs in the eighth to hold off the Phillies and gain a World Series berth for the first time since 2002. "We had such a diversity... More »

Chuck Todd Chickens Out on Goatee Bet

Dodger-loving reporter donates to charity rather than shaving

(Newser) - Chuck Todd isn’t shaving off his goatee, despite having lost a baseball bet to Jake Tapper. The NBC talking head has taken the coward’s way out and will donate to charity instead. Todd was supposed to shed his trademark goatee if the Dodgers lost the NLCS; had they... More »

Lee Leads Phillies to 11-0 Game 3 Win

Defending World Series champs now up 2-1 over Dodgers

(Newser) - Cliff Lee dominated the Dodgers and Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth provided the big swings early as the Philadelphia Phillies cruised past Los Angeles 11-0 last night for a 2-1 lead in the NL championship series. Lee provided another brilliant playoff start, striking out 10 and allowing only three hits... More »

Phillies Take 2-0 Lead Into 'Mannywood'

(Newser) - Of all those big hitters in Philadelphia's potent lineup, no one ever expected pitcher Brett Myers to put them in control of the NL championship series with his bat, the AP reports. Myers did better at the plate than on the mound, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs, Shane Victorino drove... More »

Philly Powers Into NLCS With 6-2 Win Over Brewers

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies found plenty of power to go with their pitching, right in time for the NL championship series, the AP reports. Pat Burrell broke out of his slump in a big way with two homers, one a three-run shot, and Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth added solo drives... More »

4,000 Seats Left for First Arizona Home Game

Diamondbacks haven't sold all NLCS tickets for game two, either

(Newser) - As of last night, 4000 tickets remained to the Arizona Diamondbacks first home game tonight against the Rockies; 2800 remained for tomorrow's game two, the Arizona Republic reports. "I expect Friday to be sold out," Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall said. "Tonight will be close." Either way... More »

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