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    For playoff first-timers, Chipper 'calming influence'

    Of the 25 players on the Braves' active roster for Friday's National League Wild Card game against the Cardinals, 12 have playoff experience. For some, that amounts to just a handful of games. Others, such as Chipper Jones, are truly October veterans. More >

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    Chipper's career ends in frustrating loss to Cards

    In the final game of his career, Chipper Jones' throwing error fueled the three-run fourth inning the Cardinals used to propel themselves to a 6-3 win over the Braves in the National League's Wild Card playoff on Friday night at Turner Field. More >

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    Closing out storied career, Chipper has no regrets

    This was not the way it was supposed to end for Chipper Jones. Those who had seen him homer twice in his first career postseason game and again on his 40th birthday certainly had reason to expect a grand finale. But it didn't work out that way. More >

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    Rangers place 11 pitchers on Wild Card roster

    The Texas Rangers placed 11 pitchers on their roster for Friday's Wild Card playoff game against Baltimore. More >

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    Braves place six relievers on Wild Card roster

    The Braves' roster for Friday's National League Wild Card playoff against the Cardinals features nine pitchers and 16 position players, including a third catcher. There are three starting pitchers and six relievers on Atlanta's list. More >

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    Rangers, Orioles on opposite emotional planes

    Beyond the numbers and the matchups, emotion could play a huge role in Friday's Orioles-Rangers American League Wild Card game. More >

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    Rangers still mulling Wild Card roster

    Rangers manager Ron Washington and general manager Jon Daniels said the roster for Friday's one-game Wild Card playoff game has been discussed, but no final decisions had been made Thursday afternoon. More >

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    Washington lets Hamilton issue drop

    Don't expect another conversation between Rangers manager Ron Washington and center fielder Josh Hamilton concerning his error on a dropped fly ball in Wednesday's loss to Oakland that helped the A's win the American League West title. More >

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    O's roster will 'err on the side of pitching'

    The Orioles have to set their 25-man American League Wild Card roster by Friday at 10 a.m. ET, and -- excluding injured players -- they will need to cut six more than they already have. More >

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    Clean X-ray has Reynolds set to face Rangers

    The X-ray that Mark Reynolds underwent on his left foot came back negative, and the Orioles' first baseman is expected to be in the starting lineup for Friday's do-or-die American League Wild Card matchup against the Rangers at Texas, airing at 8:30 p.m. ET on TBS. More >

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    Berkman among those to accompany Cards to Atlanta

    The Cardinals' traveling party of players was much greater than the 25 that will be on the Wild Card roster on Friday. That's by design. More >

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    Cards have two southpaws vs. left-heavy Braves

    The Cardinals will face a left-handed-leaning Atlanta offense on Friday with only two left-handers -- Marc Rzepczynski and Sam Freeman -- among the 10 pitchers on the St. Louis roster. More >

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    Kozma part of Matheny's Wild Card game lineup

    The same middle-infield combination that manager Mike Matheny rode for the better part of last month is the same one he'll stick with for Friday's one-game Wild Card matchup against Atlanta. More >

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    Cards settle on 25-man Wild Card game roster

    Needing to set a roster exclusively for one game, the Cardinals settled on a breakdown that includes 10 pitchers and 15 position players. More >

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    Shadows may be a factor in Braves-Cards tilt

    With first pitch scheduled for 5:07 p.m. ET on Friday, the Braves and Cardinals will likely have to contend with more shadows than they do for a more typical evening or early-afternoon game time. More >

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    After impressive season, Kimbrel focused on playoffs

    Closer Craig Kimbel ended the regular season by striking out three batters to finish the Braves' 4-0 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday. Striking out the side was only fitting for Kimbrel, who set a Major League record with 16.7 strikeouts per nine innings this season. More >

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    Braves' Wild Card game roster not yet finalized

    On Thursday, manager Fredi Gonzalez announced the Braves' lineup for Friday's National League Wild Card game against the Cardinals. But he said the team is still working through its final decisions about the rest of the roster leading up to the 10 a.m. ET Friday deadline to set the 25 players who will be active in the Wild Card game. More >

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    Now's the time for Rangers to wipe slate clean

    A Rangers season that began with such optimism after back-to-back AL pennants has been thrown off the tracks and into a one-game Wild Card playoff game against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. More >

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    Ross gets start over McCann in Wild Card game

    In an effort to keep the Cardinals' running game in check, the Braves will go with David Ross behind the plate in the NL Wild Card game rather than Brian McCann, who has been plagued by shoulder discomfort all year. More >

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    Five keys for Orioles in the postseason

    The Orioles officially secured their first postseason berth in 15 years on Sunday night, and they will play the Rangers in the American League Wild Card game on Friday night in Arlington. More >