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Playoff Edition Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the Portland Timbers Leg 1

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See how the Dynamo players performed in Leg 1 of the Conference Semifinals against the Portland Timbers

It's pretty impossible to start any Houston sports article today without first congradulating the Houston Astros on an incredible World Series win over the LA Dodgers. That series was a roller coaster, but the Astros brought the franchise's first World Series trophy to the city of Houston so again, congrats for the amazing ride and we're hoping to see the Astros in many more World Series games.

Houston Astros overpower LA Dodgers 7-6 to level World Series

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The Houston Astros out-dueled the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in an 11-inning thriller on Wednesday to level the World Series at one game apiece.

George Springer smashed a two-run homer in the top of the 11th to cap the Astros’ late charge.

It proved just enough as the teams combined for an astonishing five extra-inning home runs - a record for a Major League Baseball post-season game.

Houston Astros overpower LA Dodgers 7-6 to level World Series

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The Houston Astros out-dueled the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in an 11-inning thriller on Wednesday to level the World Series at one game apiece.

George Springer smashed a two-run homer in the top of the 11th to cap the Astros’ late charge.

It proved just enough as the teams combined for an astonishing five extra-inning home runs - a record for a Major League Baseball post-season game.

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Billy Beane

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If you've read Moneyball (and if not, why not?) you'll know about Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics General Manager who's trick is to build very successful teams without spending much money. He's doing it again this year: the A's are the best team in baseball; their payroll is 25th out of 30.

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Should Baseball Catchers Practice Tackling?

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Zach Greinke of the LA Dodgers is scheduled to make 21 million dollars salary this season. A.J. Smith was his catcher Thursday night when Greinke plunked Carlos Quentin of the San Diego Padres and Quentin subsequently charged the mound, ending up breaking Greinke's collarbone.