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Orioles confident of success, even without stars

In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones (10) during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. The baseball playoffs are not only a second season but a second chance for the likes of Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, Adam Jones of the Orioles and Drew Storen of the Nationals to atone for past playoff flops.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles enter the postseason brimming with confidence.

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Melvin: Decision on Brewers manager not imminent

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin says the dust needs to settle on the disappointing end to the ballclub’s season before any decisions are made on the team’s manager or coaching staff.

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This Date In Baseball

1903 — The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox, 7-3, in the first World Series game. Jimmy Sebring hit the first series home run. Deacon Phillippe was the winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser.

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AP source: Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons

In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire sits in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Twins fired Gardenhire on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014,  after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — He was the third base coach who gave Kirby Puckett a high-five to punctuate his winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

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Diamondbacks in rebuilding mode after tough season

Arizona Diamondbacks' Mark Trumbo connects for a three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks boosted their payroll to unprecedented levels, hoping the influx would break them out of a two-year funk.

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