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Down the stretch they come

A look at postseason odds, potential matchups, impact of one-game showdown

Updated: August 18, 2012, 1:05 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

What lies ahead is another fabulous baseball stretch drive. And that's always a beautiful thing.

But what lies ahead is also a stretch drive unlike any other we've ever witnessed. You realize that, right?

Adding a second wild-card team in each league -- and a mere one postseason game per league -- might not seem like a revolutionary change. Not on the surface at least.

But the ripple effects of just this one new wrinkle have already begun rattling through the sport (via ...

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