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Picking a rooting interest, but don't get carried away. You don't want to be mistaken as an actual fan of any of these teams.

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2014 ALDS Game 2

Detroit Tigers @ Baltimore Orioles

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The Orioles turned a close game into a laugher in the bottom of the 8th last night. Today they look to get one step closer to the ALCS. Meanwhile, Detroit sends Justin Verlander, who may or may not still be a great pitcher, out to the mound to try and even the series at a game apiece.

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Today's Lineups

DETROIT TIGERS BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Ian Kinsler - 2B Nick Markakis - RF
Torii Hunter - RF Alejandro De Aza - LF
Miguel Cabrera - 1B Adam Jones - CF
Victor Martinez - DH Nelson Cruz - DH
J.D. Martinez - LF Steve Pearce - 1B
Nick Castellanos - 3B J.J. Hardy - SS
Alex Avila - C Ryan Flaherty - 3B
Andrew Romine - SS Caleb Joseph - C
Rajai Davis - CF Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Justin Verlander - RHP Wei-Yin Chen - LHP

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2014 NLDS Game 1

San Francisco Giants @ Washington Nationals

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The National League gets its LDS action underway in Washington. This game features a player named Joe Panik, who should probably be in Detroit's bullpen.

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Today's Lineups

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Gregor Blanco - CF Denard Span - CF
Joe Panik - 2B Anthony Rendon - 3B
Buster Posey - C Jayson Werth - RF
Pablo Sandoval - 3B Adam LaRoche - 1B
Hunter Pence - RF Ian Desmond - SS
Brandon Belt - 1B Bryce Harper - LF
Brandon Crawford - SS Wilson Ramos - C
Travis Ishikawa - LF Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B
Jake Peavy - RHP Stephen Strasburg - RHP

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2014 NLDS Game 1

St. Louis Cardinals @ Los Angeles Dodgers

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Two of the most storied franchises in baseball face off in the marquee series of this round. It starts off in style with Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright, the NL's top two pitchers facing off.

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Today's Lineups

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Matt Carpenter - 3B Dee Gordon - 2B
Randal Grichuk - RF Yasiel Puig - CF
Matt Holliday - LF Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Jhonny Peralta - SS Matt Kemp - RF
Yadier Molina - C Hanley Ramirez - SS
Matt Adams - 1B Carl Crawford - LF
Pete Kozma - 2B Juan Uribe - 3B
Jon Jay - CF A.J. Ellis - C
Adam Wainwright - RHP Clayton Kershaw - LHP

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2014 ALDS Game 2

Kansas City Royals @ Los Angeles Angels

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Either the Angels win tonight or the Royals head home needing only one win to advance to the ALCS.

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Today's Lineups

KANSAS CITY ROYALS LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Alcides Escobar - SS Kole Calhoun - RF
Norichika Aoki - RF Mike Trout - CF
Lorenzo Cain - CF Albert Pujols - 1B
Eric Hosmer - 1B Howie Kendrick - 2B
Billy Butler - DH Erick Aybar - SS
Alex Gordon - LF David Freese - 3B
Salvador Perez - C Josh Hamilton - LF
Omar Infante - 2B C.J. Cron - DH
Mike Moustakas - 3B Chris Iannetta - C
Yordano Ventura - RHP Matt Shoemaker - RHP

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