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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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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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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Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals as he scored his team's first run Friday night. The Cards would go on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 and advance to the World Series. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera tips his cap in the ninth inning of his final appearance in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Kathy Willens/ap hide caption

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This is what all the fuss was about: One of the Mariano Rivera bobblehead dolls that were eventually given away Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Up close and personal: Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, left, reaches back to tag out Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar during Tuesday's game in Houston. Pat Sullivan /AP hide caption

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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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Have bat, will travel: Casper Wells just before the start of the season, when he was with the Seattle Mariners. Four stops later, he's landed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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