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Astro-nomical: Marathon has Astros in NLCS

Game 4 hero Chris Burke is doused with champagne after his game-winning blast. (David J. Phillip/AP)
In the longest playoff game in history, Chris Burke's homer in the 18th sent Houston to the NLCS with a 7-6 thriller over Atlanta. The Braves' Adam LaRoche hit a grand slam, but Lance Berkman crushed a slam in the eighth and Brad Ausmus tied it with a two-out homer in the ninth. Wrap | Full Coverage > 
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10/9, GAME 4:  Astros 7, Braves 6  Wrap >
The Astros advanced to a second straight NLCS after an epic battle. Eighteen innings, two grand slams, a tying homer in the ninth, a walk-off blast, Roger Clemens wins in relief ... the list goes on and on. More >
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Game 4 action
See the highlights of the Astros' epic 18-inning, NLDS-clinching win in Game 4.
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Game 4 pregame
Take a look at the action at Minute Maid Park prior to Game 4.
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10/8, GAME 3:  Astros 7, Braves 3  Wrap >
One win away from a second straight NLCS, after defeating Atlanta in Game 3, it's no coincidence that Houston's own Mr. October, Craig Biggio, is on another tear ... just as he was in 2004. More >
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Oct. 7, OFF-DAY
Houston Astros
Pressure start nothing new for Oswalt
Houston isn't fretting after losing Game 2 in Atlanta. With Roy Oswalt on the mound Saturday at home, the Astros are ready to put the tough loss behind them. More >
Atlanta Braves
Unsung star to throw swing game
Dealt for to help out the bullpen, few expected Jorge Sosa to post 13 wins and anchor the Braves' depleted rotation. But count Sosa as one of those who was not surprised. More >
10/6, GAME 2:  Braves 7, Astros 1  Wrap >
Sure, gritty and determined veteran John Smoltz earned a record 15th postseason win with his sensational seven innings of one-run ball, but fresh-faced rookie Brian McCann's three-run blast off Roger Clemens proved to be Atlanta's key to Game 2. More >
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10/5, GAME 1:  Astros 10, Braves 5  Wrap >
It's no secret that the Astros have struggled a bit from the plate. But that was all a distant memory on Wednesday when Houston posted a 10-5 triumph over Atlanta in Game 1 of the NLDS. More >
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Series preview
Houston Astros
Astros take scenic route to postseason
For Houston, the figure 15-30 has become a rallying cry as the Astros head into their playoff series with Atlanta. More >
Atlanta Braves
Braves hope to write different ending
Instead of being lauded for what they have done, the Braves are often questioned about what they haven't accomplished. More >
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