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BASEBALL 2013

(RE)PREVIEW

THE SECOND HALF

The Cases for ...

The Pirates

The Red Sox

The A's

The Braves

P. 34

Time To Bust A Move

Having Baseball's Most Indispensable Player Is a Good Place to Start for The Defending Champs

BY TOM VERDUCCI

P. 48

Twice in the last three years, Buster Posey and the Giants have come from 6½ games back to win the World Series. That's the deficit that again faces them.

PHOTOSI HAS REGIONAL COVER THIS WEEK: Photograph by John Burgess for Sports Illustrated (Posey)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)