2001 MLB Postseason - Braves vs. Astros

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Paul Bako started the scoring with a two-run homer in the second. AP

Song remains the same

Despite a lineup featuring such stars as Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Lance Berkman and Moises Alou, the Astros couldn't win a single game from the Braves in the Division Series. Atlanta put Houston out of its misery with a 6-2 win Friday, and CNNSI.com's John Donovan wonders if the postseason is just not the Astros' time of year.

Closer Look: Bako, Smoltz a pair of pros
Postseason history: Braves | Astros

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Series breakdown, predictions

Game 1: Atlanta def. Houston 7-4 Recap | Box Score 
Game 2: Atlanta def. Houston 1-0 Recap | Box Score 
Game 3: Atlanta def. Houston 6-2 Recap | Box Score 
MLB Division Series Glance | MLB Probables

Notebook: Braves unsure about starting catcher
Braves prepare to open NLCS in Arizona
Surprise, surprise: Braves return to NLCS
Cox returns for Game 3 after visiting sick sister
Glavine pitches Braves to 2-0 lead over Astros
Astros' key hitters still not producing in playoffs
Chipper's three-run blast gives Braves 1-0 lead
Astros still looking for luck against Braves
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Sweeping statement
The Braves’ Game 3 stars react after sending Larry Dierker’s Astros to another early exit.
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