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Leading Off
October 13, 2003
Snowball's ChanceThe Giants J.T. Snow could have tied Game 4 of their divisional playoff against the Marlins with two out in the top of the ninth, but catcher Ivan Rodriguez applied the tag and was able to hang onto the ball when Snow barreled into him. The Marlins' 7-6 win put them into the National League Championship against the Cubs (page 44).
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October 13, 2003

Leading Off

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Snowball's Chance
The Giants J.T. Snow could have tied Game 4 of their divisional playoff against the Marlins with two out in the top of the ninth, but catcher Ivan Rodriguez applied the tag and was able to hang onto the ball when Snow barreled into him. The Marlins' 7-6 win put them into the National League Championship against the Cubs (page 44).

Prior Restraint
Braves pinch hitter Mark DeRosa faces the Cubs' Mark Prior in the eighth inning of Game 3 of their divisional playoffs. DeRosa doubled and scored the only Atlanta run against Prior, who threw a complete-game two-hitter in a 3-1 win. On Sunday, Chicago closed out Atlanta in Game 5 (page 44).

Byrned
Boston catcher Jason Varitek tags A's centerfielder Eric Byrnes (top left) but loses the ball during Game 3 of the divisional series at Fenway Park on Saturday. Byrnes never touched the plate, though, even while Varitek retrieved the ball, and was tagged out (bottom, center)

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