• Beth Towles Bullock

    I love my former Clemson Tigers!! Rockies outfielder Tyler Colvin hits his second home run of the day off Stephen Strasburg in the fourth inning Friday, becoming the first player to hit two off the Nationals' ace in the same game. (Gary Cameron, Reuters)

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Tigers pitcher Al Alburquerque gives the baseball a quick kiss before sending to first in Game 2 Sunday. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News)

Colorado Rockies' Tyler Colvin is checked out by a trainer as manager Jim Tracy (4) looks on after Colvin was accidentally kicked in the back of the head by Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop John McDonald during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty can't stop a single by Texas Rangers' Michael Young during the fourth inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game Friday, Oct. 5

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Ricky Nolasco #47 pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park on September 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (September 28, 2012 - Source: Jason Arnold/Getty Images North America)

Ryan Flaherty #3 of the Baltimore Orioles scores in the fifth inning ahead of the throw to Ryan Lavarnway #60 of the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 28, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (September 27, 2012 - Source: Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America

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Josh Harrison #5 of the Pittsburgh Pirates throws to first base against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 24, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (September 23, 2012 - Source: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images North America)

Russ Canzler #4 of the Cleveland Indians (L) high-fives Jason Kipnis #22 after he scored on and RBI double hit by Ezequiel Carrera #12 during the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 24, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (September 23, 2012 - Source: Brian Kersey/Getty Images North America)

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland gives a hand to pitcher Al Alburquerque after he finished pitching the 8th inning against the Cleveland Indians in Detroit on September 4, 2012. / Julian H. Gonzalez / DFP

Colorado Rockies' Tyler Colvin (21) is checked out by a trainer as manager Jim Tracy looks on after Colvin was accidentally kicked in the back of the head by Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop John McDonald during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson, left, scores ahead of the tag by Yankees catcher Russell Martin, right, in the sixth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Ryan Flaherty #3 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts after striking out as Ryan Lavarnway #60 of the Boston Red Sox gestures to end the 9th inning to give the Red Sox a 2-1 win at Fenway Park on September 23, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (September 22, 2012 - Source: Jim Rogash/Getty Images North America)

Texas Rangers' Geovany Soto is greeted in the dugout after he hit a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Josh Vitters #5 of the Chicago Cubs makes an error against the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning on September 22, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (September 21, 2012 - Source: David Banks/Getty Images North America)

Josh Harrison #5 of the Pittsburgh Pirates attempts to field a ground ball up the middle against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 23, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (September 22, 2012 - Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America)

Tigers pitcher Darin Downs found himself in the spotlight after starter Max Scherzer left after the second inning due to shoulder fatigue. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News) From The Detroit News: www.detroitnews.c...

Chris Rusin #18 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning on September 14, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (September 13, 2012 - Source: David Banks/Getty Images North America)

Michael Saunders #55 of the Seattle Mariners triples against Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field on September 9, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (September 8, 2012 - Source: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images North America)

Steve Clevenger #51 of the Chicago Cubs is forced out at home in the second inning before catcher Carlos Corporan #22 of the Houston Astros throws to first at Minute Maid Park on September 11, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (September 10, 2012 - Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America)

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Colorado Rockies' Tyler Colvin (21) slides before being tagged out at second base by Atlanta Braves shortstop Paul Janish on an attempted steal during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Photo Rating:12345

Colorado Rockies' Tyler Colvin watches his solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

( David Banks, Getty Images / August 25, 2012 ) Rockies' Tyler Colvin falls into the ivy trying to catch a home run against the Cubs in the fourth inning.