Pitch by pitch, the playoffs are built

Pitch by pitch, the playoffs are built

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Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees won the AL East with an emphatic 14-2 victory over their hapless archrivals Wednesday on the final day of the regular season. From the Red Sox to the postseason, the Yankees will begin postseason play Sunday at either Baltimore or Texas.
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The bubble burst on Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles’ bid to win the AL East on the final day of the regular season. They were relegated to the wild card after a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
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Grant Balfour, Derek Norris and the Oakland Athletics completed an unlikely run to the AL West championship. They were 13 games down before the All-Star break, then swept the Texas Rangers in a three-game series to finish the regular season and their surprise comeback.
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In a whirlwind finish to the regular season, Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals became the final team to clinch a berth in the MLB postseason. Carpenter and the defending World Series champions lost Tuesday night, but so did the Dodgers, giving the Cardinals the second wild-card playoff position.
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