Sport: Two Out, Bottom of the Ninth...

Baseball's regular season ends with the closest races in years

The last week of the baseball season is often about as exciting as watching the artificial turf grow. Usually, division titles are sewed up by then, the winning teams are regrouping for the playoffs, and the losers are waiting till next year. Usually. This year produced some of the most hair-raising races since the grass and the hot dogs were real. In three of baseball's four divisions, the final week opened with no certain winner. And in both National League divisions, the top two contenders ended the year by facing each other...

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