Astros, Nats have abundance of aces up their sleeves

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Astros, Nats have abundance of aces up their sleeves
Astros, Nats have abundance of aces up their sleeves

Baseball's season-long search for starting pitching stops Tuesday. The sport's growing reliance on relievers will stall for a World Series to be settled by a bevy of aces unlike any assembled on the sport's ultimate stage. It is a collection of former teammates, midseason acquisitions and men in their mid-30s who defy the passage of time. “We've got six of the top 10 pitchers, arguably, in the game of baseball getting ready to go head-to-head,” said Washington Nationals pitching coach Paul Menhart. “Any pitching enthusiast, even your average fan sitting on the couch, has to love the potential of these games about to take place. I love it. I love watching good pitching.” Two teams blessed with

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