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Justin Upton, acquired with Johnson from Arizona in a seven-player trade on Thursday, had his first news conference on Tuesday. Brother B.J. was in the audience with the brothers' beaming parents, Manny and Yvonne.
Marco Scutaro comes through again for the Giants _ who else?
Sergio Romo closes it out by throwing a called third strike past Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera.
Smart pitching. Clutch hitting. Sharp fielding. Plus an MVP Panda.
Gregor Blanco is chasing down line drives in left field, laying down perfect bunts and making run-saving relay throws.
There could have been some infighting when the Detroit Tigers were languishing below .500 midway through the season, or even when they trailed the Chicago White Sox deep into September.
By no means is this an attempt to pick on Tim Welke. He suffered enough in 1998, when a Sports Illustrated cover featured his photo and an incendiary headline: "Kill the Umps! Missed calls and skewed strike zones are marring the postseason."
Previewing the American League.
Previewing the National League.
A team-by-team look at the National League entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
A team-by-team look at the American League entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
David Freese homered in the 11th inning to give the Cardinals a 10-9 victory over Texas in Game 6 of the World Series, capping one of the wildest, most exciting finishes in baseball history.
Mike Adams retires Rafael Furcal with the bases loaded to end the eighth. Leading 7-5, the Texas Rangers are three outs from their first World Series championship.
Allen Craig homers off Derek Holland with one out in the eighth inning and St. Louis trims its deficit to 7-5. The Rangers are four outs from their first World Series championship.
The Texas Rangers aren't likely to swipe a win from Kyle Lohse at the World Series.
"It was scary at the moment but then he seemed to shake it off," catcher Gerald Laird said. "This guy's tough. I was surprised. The way (Blanco) hit it and the way it hit his head, it was scary. For him to bounce back and pitch like he did, that says a lot about him."
"Never seen anybody come off the field with a moth in his ear," Cardinals backup catcher Gerald Laird said. "Definitely a first."