By Rand Paul
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Barry Zito pitched the San Francisco Giants back into the NL championship series, dominating into the eighth inning of a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night that narrowed their deficit to 3-2.
Buster Posey insisted all along — even after San Francisco lost the first two at home — that his team was far from done, no matter how long the odds.
Facing elimination again, the San Francisco Giants came out swinging. Got a saving relief appearance from Tim Lincecum, too.
Hardly able to get a hit, the San Francisco Giants used a misplayed grounder to prolong their NL playoff series.
Joaquin Arias hit a grounder toward third base and took off toward third, covering those 90 feet in a blink as a full-to-capacity ballpark went silent with angst.
Homer Bailey had a certain milestone on his mind when he walked to the mound Friday night. He wound up pulling off an even bigger feat.
Reds manager Dusty Baker had a mini-stroke in addition to his irregular heartbeat last week and will need another week of rest before he's able to rejoin the team for the final regular season series and the playoffs.
Reds manager Dusty Baker returned to Cincinnati on Sunday after spending four days in a Chicago hospital getting treated for an irregular heartbeat.
The Cubs may be hanging on to Ryan Dempster for a little longer than expected. They placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list Monday with tightness in his right lat muscle.
From his spot on the infield, Adam LaRoche on Friday night read Scott Rolen's ground ball deep into the hole on the left side and moved to cover first base. He did it because it's what he's supposed to do in that situation, but the Washington Nationals' first baseman figured the chances of him needing to be there would be slim.
The Cincinnati Reds placed third baseman Scott Rolen on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left shoulder.
Philadelphia's Roy Halladay will start for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game against the Los Angeles Angels' Jered Weaver.
Philadelphia's Roy Halladay will start for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star game against the Los Angeles Angels' Jered Weaver.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose had a walking boot on his left foot Sunday and was scheduled for an MRI on his sprained ankle later in the day.
Capsules of National League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
"I've gone through the play many times in my mind between then and now, and I think I would play it the same way," Rolen said. "It hit my glove. I just couldn't get it to stick."
"You take care of each other," Rolen said. "We're a team and friends and could even go as far as family at times. We're concerned about him and his health. We're worried about Dusty. That's the bottom line. You take care of life first."