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The Major League Divisional Playoffs got started yesterday, and did so with a bang, as Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds, winning 4-0 in the first no-hit playoff game since Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. It gives the estimable Phillies a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five National League Divisional series.

Over in the American League, the Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1, and the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-4, giving the Rangers and Yankees each a 1-0 series lead.
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