Every baseball fan knows the history: The Philadelphia Phillies, on their way to an eventual World Series title, in the 2008 NLDS series, beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games of the best-of-seven series. That was last year. The two teams meet again in the 2009 NLCS. The Dodgers' top hitter, Manny Ramirez (.290, 19 homers, 63 RBI), was not the same player he was a year ago, but Andre Ethier led the Dodgers in home runs (31) and RBI (106). Add Matt Kemp, who had 26 home runs and 101 RBI, and you have some impressive power in the middle of the lineup. The Rockies, who the Phillies beat in the NLDS, meanwhile, had no player with 100 RBI. Troy Tulowitzki led the Rockies with 92 RBI. The Phillies had one player withámore thaná100 RBI, Ryan Howard (141). But three Phillies hadá90 RBI or ...
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