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MLB playoff push: Blue Jays punch their ticket, plus current postseason bracket

Toronto is in, but the NL picture is still a glorious mess. Here's the latest on the playoff picture.

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How empty ballparks would have changed MLB history -- and could alter games this October

Think fans don't make a difference? These postseason moments prove otherwise.

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COMPARING PLAYOFF CONTENDERS

Ranking the pitching staffs of every potential MLB playoff team

With a new format and compressed schedule, pitching this postseason is tough to forecast. But we did it anyway.

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Ranking the lineups of every potential MLB playoff team

We rank the starting lineup of everyone that has clinched or is in the running for a playoff spot.

MOLINA HITS MILESTONE

Yadi all smiles as he books 2,000 career hits

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THURSDAY'S SLATE

THURSDAY'S BEST

Pirates' HR barrage fuels 7-0 win vs. Cubs

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Vlad Jr. homers as Blue Jays clinch spot in playoffs

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SAYING GOODBYE IN STYLE

SEPT. 25, 2014

On this date: Jeter walks off in final game at Yankee Stadium

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