Last night, it was Matt Holliday muffing a relatively routine line drive to left field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. If he catches the ball, the NL Divisional Series between the Dodgers and Cardinals would be even going back to St. Louis. Instead, the Dodgers are in control and need to win just one of the next three games to advance to the National League Championship Series.

Tonight, Twins outfielder Carlos Gomez just made a huge baserunning error that cost his club both the final out of the fourth inning and a run that was about to cross the plate. Delmon Young was streaking home on a two-out single by Matt Tolbert when Gomez rounded second and fell down. That might have been forgiveable, but he tried to get up and return to second base, where he was tagged before Young crossed the plate.

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It was a unusual sequence of events, but Gomez has to know that in that situation, he should be trying to continue on to third to protect the lead runner. The TBS broadcast crew criticized Gomez for even rounding the bag, but give center fielder Melke Cabrera credit for making a heads-up play and a perfect throw behind him.

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