On the strength of six extra-base hits, including two doubles and a homer by
In 1970, Orioles third baseman
For the second time in three Division Series games, a Phillies starter threw a shutout.
Reds fans haven't seen their team win a playoff game since the 1995 Division Series and have lost seven straight postseason games. That drought doesn't seem likely to continue much longer, as they'll bring a young rotation loaded with power arms to the table in 2011.
After five days of high-intensity baseball, the schedule grinds to a halt, with single games Monday and Tuesday, no more than one Wednesday, an off day Thursday and the ALCS opener Friday. There's nothing MLB can do about sweeps, of course, but the insertion of extra travel days within and between series -- for no purpose other than to placate the game's broadcast partners -- has killed the momentum of the postseason the past few years. It's as if NFL commissioner