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Howie Kendrick's postseason track record hasn't been a hit
Howie Kendrick's postseason track record hasn't been a hit

Five years would seem long enough for Howie Kendrick to distance himself from a postseason resume that is nowhere near as glowing as his nine-year body of work for the Angels. But reputations die hard in baseball, especially those forged in October, and until Kendrick defines and deletes his, the numbers will dog him: a .196 average, .208 on-base percentage, 11 strikeouts, one walk, two runs batted in and four runs in 13 playoff games. "The playoffs are different," said Kendrick, who will play his first postseason game since 2009 when the Angels open an American League division series against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday in Anaheim. "The blood flows for every game,...

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