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NLCS Game 2: Turner’s Gibson Not Music to Cubs

Sports PhotoJustin Turner’s walk-off 3-run homer to win Game 2 of the NLCS brought heroism to the postseason at last and exposed Cubs manager Joe Maddon as having an inner Buck Showalter, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

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NLDS: Strasburg Breaks Mold, Saves Nats

Sports PhotoPumped full of medication after changing-weather mold gave him flu-like symptoms, Stephen Strasburg stepped up as a big-game pitcher in NLDS Game 4. Complete Story

NLDS: The Dodgers Sweep the Snakes

Sports PhotoHall of Famer Sandy Koufax thinks his old club will be in this year’s World Series. SC’s Jeff Kallman says sweeping Arizona was only step one for the Dodgers. Complete Story

ALDS: Belief Isn’t Enough, Except to Astros

Sports PhotoThe Houston Astros didn’t let a Game 3 loss to the Boston Red Sox stop them from pushing their way to the ALCS in Game 4 Monday, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Big Little Kid on Astros’ Block

Sports PhotoDiminutive Houston Astros second baseman and MVP candidate Jose Altuve swung a three-homer bat, leading the Astros over the Red Sox to open their AL division series, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

There’s No Tanking in Baseball, Just Ask the Phillies

Sports PhotoThe Phillies will not receive a participation trophy for finishing with the second worst record in the NL. Yet that didn’t stop them from going all out to avoid the worst record. That’s because baseball fundamentally differs from the other sports. SC’s Anthony Brancato explores this difference. Complete Story

What’s in the Cards Now?

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman looks at the St. Louis Cardinals’ elimination from the postseason and big questions facing the usually formidable NL Central mainstays. Complete Story

The Dark Knight Swallows Own Sword

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman ponders the sad collapse and immediate future of pitcher Matt Harvey and wonders whether the fallen New York Mets are learning how not to handle physical and even mental fragility. Complete Story

Matt Olson: The Hoskins of the West

Sports PhotoRhys Hoskins burst into the big leagues with an impressive HR barrage, but he’s not the only rookie mashing bombs in 2017. SC’s Steve Brenna takes a look. Complete Story

Indians Streak: Wasn’t That a Time?

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says goodbye to the Cleveland Indians’ staggering 22-game winning streak and celebrates what the Tribe accomplished with it. Complete Story

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