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Olney tops Neyer in seven games

Updated: February 11, 2009, 9:46 AM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN.com

It's a small-market championship: Rob Neyer, with the lowest payroll in the tourney, against Buster Olney, with the second-lowest.

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In Game 1, the score was tied 0-0 through nine innings, thanks mostly to the two starting pitchers, Olney's Tim Lincecum and Neyer's Felix Hernandez. But in the 10th, Neyer's team scored three runs off the Angels' Jose Arredondo on a single by Dustin Pedroia followed by a two-run homer by Grady Sizemore.

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