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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve holds up the championship trophy after Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday in Houston. Eric Christian Smith/AP hide caption

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Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez circles the bases after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning against New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, giving Houston a 2-0 lead. The Astros won the wild card game 3-0 and face the Kansas City Royals next. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Yankees pitcher CC pictured here during a Sept. 9 game against the Baltimore Orioles in New York. Sabathia announced today he will enter alcohol rehab and miss the playoffs. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Derek Jeter says the upcoming baseball season will be his last. Jeter has played his entire career with the New York Yankees. Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images hide caption

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Detached admiration for sporting achievement? Not on your life. It's all about allegiance and, even, love. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 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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Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Thursday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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