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Hitters Who Need to Step Up ASAP to Turn MLB Playoff Series Around
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The first two games of each Division Series matchup are in the books, and aside from the Boston vs. Tampa Bay series where the Red Sox hold a 2-0 lead, every other series is currently knotted at 1-1 heading into what will be a crucial Game 3.

Starting pitching remains the single biggest X-factor in any team's postseason success, but getting consistent offensive production goes a long way in winning games as well.

Though the two games that have been played (three in the case of the Pirates and Rays) are an incredibly small sample size, there are already some key hitters off to slow starts who need to turn things around.

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