Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara points to the sky as he and his teammates celebrate their World Series victory Wednesday. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mike Pesca wraps up the World Series

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Big Papi is red hot: Boston's David Ortiz has driven the Red Sox to a 3-2 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Goldman talks with Steve Inskeep about the Series

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Kolten Wong of the St. Louis Cardinals slumps as Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli celebrates Sunday night. Wong was picked off at first base to end the game and the Cardinals' hopes of winning. Boston's 4-2 victory means the World Series is tied at 2-2. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Goldman reports on Sunday's World Series game

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The rout begins: Boston's David Ortiz, No. 34, scores in the first inning of Wednesday's World Series game against St. Louis. Mike Napoli's double brought in three runs, and the Red Sox were on the way to an 8-1 win. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mike Pesca recaps Game 1 of the Series

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He's leaving the field: Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland earlier this month. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Mike Pesca on Jim Leyland's decision to step down

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch (you can see the ball just above his belt on the left side of his body) in the second inning of Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox. He came back four innings later to hit a decisive home run. Dominick Reuter /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The knuckleball grip used by Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright. Good fingernails are important. Marvin Fong /The Plain Dealer /Landov hide caption

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In its efforts to get the Oakland A's to relocate to their city, San Jose officials filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball this year. The Oakland stadium is seen here in a file photo. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite already being in the Hall of Fame, New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle was banned from baseball in 1983, for his work for a casino. He was reinstated in 1985. MLB suspended Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for 211 regular season games Monday. AP hide caption

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