Sporting Digest: Baseball

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The Independent Online
The New York Yankees unleashed an unprecedented power display on Tuesday as they overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-6 in the opener of their American League Division Series. Tim Raines, Derek Jeter and Paul O'Neill homered consecutively in a five-run sixth inning, the first time three homers in a row have ever been hit in postseason history, to lift the defending World Series champions to victory.

Pitching dominated the opening day of the National League play-offs as the Florida Marlins and the defending champions, Atlanta Braves, both posted 2-1 wins in the openers of their respective Division Series.