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Goldschmidt, Seager can have fresh starts in postseason

There's nothing too troublesome about a September hitting funk — as long as your team makes the postseason.

For Paul Goldschmidt and Corey Seager, October is a chance to wipe the slate clean.

Goldschmidt is hitting .171 since the start of September following his 0-for-2 showing Sunday, but nobody will be too worried about that if he can lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a win over Colorado on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game. Whoever wins that faces the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose own star hitter has been slumping. Seager hit .179 in September, although he went 3-for-3 with a double on Sunday, the first day of October.

A September slump can...