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Roger Cedeno's (top) game-tying sacrifice fly in the eighth set the stage for Todd Pratt. AP

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Mets' backup catcher wins game with a blast in the 10th

With yet another amazin' win, the Mets beat the Diamondbacks and advanced to the NLCS for the first time in 11 years. Todd Pratt, filling in for the injured Mike Piazza, homered in the last of the 10th to give the send the Mets to a LCS date with the Braves.
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  • Mets' Piazza out for Game 4
  • Errors, walks hamper D'backs in Game 3 loss
  • On the Diamond: Real problem in Arizona
  • Statitudes: Valentine earns first playoff berth
  • Page One: D'backs have D'bucks
  • SI Photo Essay: The '69 Miracle Mets
  • Batter vs. Pitcher: See how the teams match up

  • Benitez to be fined for showing up late
    New York manager Bobby Valentine will fine Armando Benitez for showing up late for Saturday's game against Arizona.
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    Franco turns attention to his first LCS
    John Franco still isn't taking the playoffs for granted after waiting 16 years to make his first postseason appearance.
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    Rojas bumps umpire Williams after ejection
    Mets third-base coach Cookie Rojas will probably be suspended after shoving umpire Charlie Williams in the chest.
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    Mets bomb D'backs 9-2 to go up 2-1 in series
    The New York Mets overcame the absence of their cleanup hitter for a 9-2 victory and a 2-1 lead in the NL Division Series.
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    Valentine stirs controversy with remarks
    The Mets manager didn't hold back when talking about five guys who he says have become a cancer in the clubhouse.
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    Thumb injury keeps Piazza out of Game 3
    In the first postseason game at Shea Stadium in 11 years, Todd Pratt will be behind the plate for the Mets.
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    Stottlemyre, Finley even things up for D'backs
    Todd Stottlemyre tore his rotator cuff just four months ago, but he opted to forego surgery in order to pitch in October.
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    Alfonzo's grand slam gives Mets early series advantage
    Edgardo Alfonzo hit a key homer to ruin Cincinnati's hopes of a World Series, and he may have ruined Arizona's too.
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    Alfonzo: Unlikely hero has carried the Mets
    In the playoffs, New York has been riding the shoulders in the its little-known, power-hitting second baseman.
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    Playoffs will be Bank One's coming out party
    Arizona won 52 games in its new ballpark in 1999 -- only Atlanta and Oakland won as many at home.
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    Stottlemyre thankful for chance to help D'backs
    Only four months after hearing the dreadful words "torn rotator cuff," Todd Stottlemyre will be pitching in the playoffs.
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    Arizona's Miller shut out by players' union
    Damian Miller won't receive playoff licensing money from the players' union because of his actions in the 1994-95 strike.
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