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Red Sox still control their October fate

Updated: October 1, 2005, 10:57 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- It could have been an epic, pennant-race scene, right out of 1948. Or 1978.

Except, of course, for the fact that Denny Galehouse and Bucky Dent never had to worry about those darned tiebreaker rules.

It was everything you wanted the first Saturday of October, and the last Saturday of the regular season, to be: Yankees and Red Sox. Mano a mano. The old Green Cathedral shaking with drama. The AL East on the line.

Except it wasn't.

Unless it was.

Once upon a time, ...

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