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 Braves Sweep: Atlanta advances to LCS with a 6-2 win over Houston

Backup catcher Paul Bako sparks the Braves to a sweep with a second-inning, two-run homer.
Sweeping beauty
Backup catcher Paul Bako drove in three runs as the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Astros with a 6-2 win.
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Dierker resigns
Astros Manager Larry Dierker, who led Houston to four division titles in five years, resigned on Oct. 18. More>
 Braves win series, 3-0.   
Game 1: Braves 7 | Astros 4
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Game 2: Braves 1 | Astros 0
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Game 3: Braves 6 | Astros 2
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 Atlanta Braves
atlanta braves Team Notes
Don't expect to see Braves catcher Javy Lopez behind the plate during the NLCS. Full Story>
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Age irrelevant to Franco >
Burkett will pitch in uncharted waters >
Bako delivers, and so does her husband >

 2001 Season Series Record
Road Warriors
The two teams split six games this season, with each team capturing two on the road. Full Story>
 The Deal
Pitch-fest
Nine of the 10 Cy Young Award-winners since 1991 will be on the NLCS rosters. Full Story>
Sizzling
Chipper Jones. The Atlanta third baseman hit .444 with two homers and five RBIs and was easily the offensive MVP of the three-game sweep.

Fizzling
Lance Berkman. Atlanta pitchers cleaned up against Houston's cleanup hitter, who hit .167 and failed to record an extra base hit or RBI in the three-game sweep.

 Houston Astros
houston astros Team Notes
The Astros' continual playoff futility has left fans, team executives and players shaking their heads  Full Story>
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Power failure haunts Houston >
Astros fail to meet expectations >
Houston owner: No hasty decisions >

 MLB Radio Coverage
All over it!
MLB Radio provides complete postseason coverage from 12-7 p.m. daily. Full Story>
 Headlines
Bauman: Same 'ol Braves
Media Beat: Braves enjoy national attention for sweep
Bauman: Give the Braves their due
Power failure haunts Houston
Astros fail to meet expectations
Reynolds can't put wrap on Braves
Oswalt never had a chance to help
Age irrelevant to Franco

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