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Baseball has good chance to draw big playoff ratings

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Major League Baseball should be happy. The table is set for stronger post season television ratings. The playoffs got off to a great start Tuesday night when the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles in the win-or-go-home Wild Card Game, 5-2 in 11 innings. Better yet, it was a walk-off home run by the Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion that sent his team to Arlington to face the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. But exciting games have not been the…

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Kansas City Chiefs shut out Houston in AFC Wild-Card game

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The Kansas City Chiefs are playing as if they’ll never lose again. The Chiefs, who started the season 1-5, won their 11th straight game Saturday when they blew out the Houston Texans, 30-0, in their AFC Wild-Card game. It was coach Andy Ried’s first playoff victory in Kansas City. Kansas City held Houston to only 226 yards of total offense and forced Texans’ quarterback Brian Hoyer into five turnovers, four of them on interceptions. Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith hit 17…

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Rays see what a playoff team looks like in Royals

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Perhaps the Rays should stop talking about this wild-card race. After all, it is moving away from them so fast they can barely see it. The Rays dropped a 6-3 decision to the Kansas City Royals Saturday night, its fifth loss in its last six games. It dropped Tampa Bay to three games under .500. Don’t worry, however. If the Rays want to see what a playoff team looks like, they can merely glance at the Royals, who give up…

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