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Division Series
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Puffer Fish: McKeon savors NLDS win
"I've never felt this good, never felt this excited in my life," said Jack McKeon. (Preston Mack/
A cigar has been Jack McKeon's trademark for decades now. But the one the Marlins skipper lit after Saturday's game was unique. This was a victory cigar, a celebration of the Marlins' remarkable National League Division Series victory over the defending NL champion Giants. Full story >  
Series Status
Game 1: FLA 0 @ SF 2   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 2: FLA 9 @ SF 5   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 3: SF 3 @ FLA 4   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 4: SF 6 @ FLA 7   Box  |  Wrapup

Series Preview
Marlins preview
Beckett ready for Giants in opener
Josh Beckett (right) gets the start against the Giants in Game 1 of the NL Division Series at Pacific Bell Park on Tuesday. Full story >
• Fox: Getting a second chance
• Video: Marlins season recap
Giants preview
One cool customer
Jason Schmidt, the Giants' Game 1 starter, has the same demeanor all year -- calm, unemotional, reserved, nonchalant. Full story >
• Grissom: Experience will be key
• Video: Giants season recap

Game 1, Sept. 30, 2003  Giants 2, Marlins 0  Wrapup >
Tuesday saw a classic pitchers' duel at Pacific Bell Park, but the Giants came out on top, 2-0, thanks to Jason Schmidt and Edgardo Alfonzo. Schmidt threw a complete-game three-hitter, the Giants' 45th postseason complete game. The last was thrown by Mike Krukow in Game 4 of the 1987 NLCS vs. St. Louis. More >
NewsFonzie comes up big in Game 1 | Marlins pass Bonds test | Schlegel: Starting pitching still the key
AudioAlfonzo's 8th inning RBI double | Schmidt completes the shutout | Schmidt's postgame comments
VideoSchmidt completes a three-hit shutout: 56K | 300K | Encarnacion lays out for one: 56K | 300K

Game 2, Oct. 1, 2003  Marlins 9, Giants 5  Wrapup >
Once they lost the first game of the NLDS, the Marlins knew a second straight defeat would all but end their playoff series against the Giants. And then the turning point occurred when, trailing by three in Game 2, Florida rallied to tie and eventually beat San Francisco. More >
NewsGiants struck down by Fish sticks | Working 9 to 5: Marlins even series | D-Train makes an early arrival
AudioEncarnacion's tying homer | Fonzie's two-run double | Pierre's postgame interview
VideoPierre's two-run double: 56K | 300K | Bonds' diving backhanded grab: 56K | 300K

Oct. 2, 2003
Marlins coverage
Redman a change of pace
Game 3 starter Mark Redman provides quite a contrast from right-handers Josh Beckett and Brad Penny, the Marlins' starters in the first two games. Full story >
• Marlins notes: Home sweet home
• Florida's Lowell still a question mark
Giants coverage
For Rueter, Game 3 just another game
Kirk Rueter (left) will try to remain his usual laid-back self when he takes the mound Friday as the Giants try to take a 2-1 lead over the Marlins in the NLDS. Full story >
• Schmidt may have to act as savior
• Giants notes: Who's on first?

Game 3, Oct. 3, 2003  Marlins 4, Giants 3  Wrapup >
Pudge Rodriguez (right) drilled a two-run single in the the bottom of the 11th inning Friday to give the Marlins a 4-3 win over the Giants at a packed Pro Player Stadium. Rodriguez also hit a two-run home run in the first inning. The victory gives Florida a 2-1 lead in the National League Division Series. More > 
NewsHot Pudge topping drives Giants nuts | Giants lose game, not confidence | Too many runners left in the lurch
AudioRodriguez's postgame interview | Fonzie's RBI single in the 11th | Rodriguez's two-run HR
VideoPudge drives in game-winner: 56K | 300K | Jose Cruz Jr.'s error in the 11th: 56K | 300K

Game 4, Oct. 4, 2003  Marlins 7, Giants 6  Wrapup >
The Marlins advanced to the NLCS on Saturday with a Game 4 win over the Giants at Pro Player Stadium. Catcher Pudge Rodriguez, right, withstood a collision with J.T. Snow at home plate, preserving the 7-6 win. Miguel Cabrera's two-out, two-run single put the Marlins ahead in the eighth. Full story > 
NewsRookie Cabrera shines in spotlight | Giants proud of fighting spirit | McKeon savors NLDS win
AudioPudge's postgame interview | Pudge and Lee score game-winners | Giants' final out of 2003
VideoPudge crashes home with the go-ahead run: 56K | 300K | Snow is out at the plate: 56K | 300K

Oct. 5, 2003
Marlins coverage
In the spotlight, Marlins' youth shines
The words "veteran" and "experience" are often heard in October. But the Marlins got their boost from a pair of rookies -- Miguel Cabrera, right, and Dontrelle Willis. Full story > 
• Pudge leaves his mark in NLDS
• Pavano twice as nice for Marlins
Giants coverage
Happy days for Fonzie in playoffs
San Francisco didn't win the NLDS, but  Edgardo Alfonzo won over the hearts of Giants fans. Alfonzo hit .529 with a whopping .765 slugging percentage in the series. Full story > 
• A walk in the park for Bonds
• Herges what the doctor ordered