Leading Off

Oct. 17, 2005
Oct. 17, 2005

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Oct. 17, 2005

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Leading Off

Home, Sweet Home

This is an article from the Oct. 17, 2005 issue Original Layout

Astros leftfielder Chris Burke ended the longest postseason game in major league history with a solo homer in the bottom of the 18th inning on Sunday to beat the Braves 7-6 at Minute Maid Park and wrap up their NL Division Series three games to one (page 48). After being mobbed at the plate, Burke got a lift from the winning pitcher, Roger Clemens (inset).]

Going Digital

Three-time world champion Diego Corrales gets counted out by referee Joe Cortez in the fourth round after a left hand by José Luis Castillo (left) landed squarely last Saturday in Las Vegas. Castillo avenged his knockout loss to Corrales five months ago but did not win the WBC and WBO lightweight titles because he failed to make the 135-pound limit at the weigh-in a day earlier (page 21).

That Sinking Feeling

A 20-foot birdie putt on the 10th hole at the sun-kissed Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco on Sunday prompted a genuflection by Tiger Woods, who shot a three-under 67 in the final round of the American Express Championship. He won a playoff on the 2nd hole when John Daly (right) missed a three-footer for par.

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