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And That Happened: Thursday’s playoff highlights

Division Series - San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds - Game Five

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a grand slam in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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What a ripoff. Instead of the 12 hours of baseball craziness we got on Wednesday, Thursday’s games only gave us eleven and a half hours. I want my money back.

Giants 6, Reds 4: Buster Posey with the big bomb. Dusty Baker with a bomb of his own. San Francisco moves on to face the winner of ...

Nationals 2, Cardinals 1: Jayson Werth with a bomb of his own, walkoff-style. Decisive Game 5 tonight.

Orioles 2, Yankees 1: Thirteen innings of offensive feebleness -- led by Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez --but J.J. Hardy’s RBI double and the good Jim Johnson showing up forces yet another Game 5. Question: I know you pretty much have to play Granderson in center, but does A-Rod even start?

Tigers 6, Athletics 0: It was a nice run for Oakland, but there is no stopping the Verlander (CG SHO, 11K). In his two series starts, Verlander has 16 IP, 1 ER, 22K and 7 hits. Damn.