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Playoff Push: Kershaw aims at redemption, stars set to debut

The Major League Baseball playoffs begin this week, starting Tuesday night with the American League wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. Big stars Andrew McCutchen, Prince Fielder and Zack Greinke, familiar faces David Wright, Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright and top rookies such as Kris Bryant fill the rosters of the 10 teams that reached the postseason. A look at some of the themes going into October and beyond: CURSED KERSHAW?: Clayton Kershaw has been the game's best pitcher in recent years during the regular season, but has struggled mightily in the postseason. The Dodgers ace is 1-5 with a 5.12 ERA in 11 career playoff appearances (three in relief), including four mostly miserable...