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Major League Baseball's Division Series resume with three games on the schedule

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Detroit Tigers Avisail Garcia breaks his bat fouling off a pitch during the second inning against the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 in their ALDS in Detroit, Michigan October 7, 2012.

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Detroit Tigers left fielder Andy Dirks catches the ball hit by Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes for the third out during the first inning of Game 2 of the American League division baseball series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Detroit

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Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder singles to left during the third inning of Game 2 of the American League division baseball series against the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Detroit.

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Detroit Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young, left, is tagged out by Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss (37), allowing teammate Miguel Cabrera to score from third, during the third inning of Game 2 of the American League division baseball series on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Detroit.

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Oakland Athletics Yoenis Cespedes hits a single against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning of Game 2 in their ALDS in Detroit, Michigan October 7, 2012. Cespedes scored teammate Cliff Pennington on the play.

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Oakland Athletics Coco Crisp is tagged out at the plate by Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird on a single by Brandon Moss during the third inning of Game 2 in their ALDS in Detroit, Michigan October 7, 2012.

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Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera slides into home plate to score a run on a ground out to first base by teammate Delmon Young during the third inning of Game 2 in their ALDS in Detroit, Michigan October 7, 2012.

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Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp bobbles a hit by Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera allowing Tigers' Austin Jackson and Omar Infante to score during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the American League division baseball series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Detroit.

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Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp bobbles a hit by Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera allowing Tigers' Austin Jackson and Omar Infante to score during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the American League division baseball series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Detroit.

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Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics during eighth inning of Game 2 in their ALDS in Detroit, Michigan October 7, 2012.

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Detroit Tigers Prince Fielder jumps into the arms of teammate Don Kelly after Kelly hit a sacrifice flyball to score the winning run against the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 in their MLB ALDS playoff baseball series in Detroit, Michigan October 7, 2012. Detroit won 5-4 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five series.

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright point after striking out Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman to end the top of the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis.

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez gets a pat on the head by catcher Kurt Suzuki after walking a batter during the second inning of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Jon Jay hits a sacrifice fly to score Daniel Descalso as Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki, left, watches during the second inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina, right, is congratulated by Adam Wainwright after scoring on a wild pitch by Washington Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez during the second inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis.

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Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond, right, is out at second as St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso fails to turn the double play during the fourth inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis. The Nationals' Kurt Suzuki was safe at first.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig (21) is out at second as Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa turns the double play to end the seventh inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis. Yadier Molina was out at first.

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Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond heads to the batter's box during the sixth inning of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, bottom, throws the ball back as Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, top, walks back to the dugout after striking out during the fifth inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn celebrates after striking out Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth to end the top of the sixth inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis.

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez, right, stands on the mound with catcher Kurt Suzuki after walking St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran during the fifth inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso (33) throws to first but cannot complete the double play after forcing Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond out at second during the fourth inning of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis.

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Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth reacts after striking out during the first inning of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis. The Nationals won 3-2 to win the opening game of their NLDS series.

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A man stands near the field holding an umbrella as rain delays Game 1 of the MLB ALDS playoff baseball series between the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees in Baltimore, Maryland October 7, 2012.

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Baltimore Orioles second baseman Robert Andio reaches but cant get to a single by New York Yankees' Derek Jeter during the first inning in Game 1 of their MLB ALDS playoff baseball series in Baltimore Maryland October 7, 2012. Jeter later scored on a double bu Ichiro Suzuki.

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New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki smiles in the dugout before Game 1 of their MLB ALDS playoff baseball series against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Maryland October 7, 2012.

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New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki is tagged out at third base by Baltimore Orioles' third baseman Manny Machado in the first inning of Game 1 of their MLB ALDS playoff baseball series in Baltimore, Maryland October 7, 2012.

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New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (2) is greeted at the dugout by manager Joe Girardi (R) and his teammates after scoring against the Baltimore Orioles on a double by Ichiro Suzuki during the first inning of Game 1 of their MLB ALDS playoff baseball series in Baltimore, Maryland, October 7, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner faces the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning of Game 2 in their MLB NLDS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 7, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) and fans watch a solo home run off the bat of Cincinnati Reds' Ryan Ludwick clear the wall in the second inning during Game 2 of their MLB NLDS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 7, 2012.

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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo (61) faces the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of Game 2 in their MLB NLDS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 7, 2012.

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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira (L) makes a catch to force out Baltimore Orioles' Lew Ford (R) at first base after Ford hit a sacrifice bunt during the fifth inning during Game 1 in their MLB ALDS playoff baseball series in Baltimore, Maryland October 7, 2012.

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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira hits an RBI single in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game 1 in their MLB ALDS playoff baseball series in Baltimore, Maryland October 7, 2012. Orioles catcher Matt Weiters is at left.

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Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto scores past San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (R) on a fourth inning single by Cincinnati Reds Scott Rolen during Game 2 of their MLB NLDS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 7, 2012

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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse motions from the dugout to Tyler Moore after Moore hit a single that scored Morse during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis.

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New York Yankees' Russell Martin (L) is tagged out trying to score at home by Baltimore Orioles' catcher Matt Wieters in the seventh inning during Game 1 in their MLB ALDS playoff baseball series in Baltimore, Maryland October 7, 2012. The Yankees won 7-2.

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San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro makes the double play throw to first after outing Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto at second in the 5th inning of Game 2 in their MLB NLDS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 7, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (L) pulls starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (R) in the 5th inning as catcher Buster Posey looks on during Game 2 in their MLB NLDS playoff baseball series against the Cincinnati Reds in San Francisco, California October 7, 2012. The Reds won 9-0.

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