Down the wild card series, here we come to the divisional series. MLB’s 12-team postseason bracket has already been whittled down to eight contenders. Now, the top two finishers from each league will join the fray. After advancing directly to their ALDS and NLDS slots via the Byes, the Astros, Yankees, Cheaters And The brave ones will challenge.
That means ace on the mound. The day begins Maximum fried For the Braves, the AL Cy Young continues with the favorite Justin Verlander Take the hill in Houston Gerrit Cole Starting for the Yankees, NL ERA leader Julio Urias ends up getting the ball for the Dodgers. Their opponents, who earned hard-fought wild-card victories, No. Will use 3 starters and will be hoping to juggle the ball and go for wins.
All four series will begin on Tuesday Baseball is a busy day. Here’s the full schedule and TV info:
Game 1: Cleveland Guardians at New York Yankees – 7:37 p.m., TPS
Game 1: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers – 9:37 p.m., FS1
Yordan Alvarez Destroys the walk-off homer to crush the dream Marines game
For 26 outs of ALDS Game 1, Julio Rodriguez’s legend and drought-breaking young Mariners seemed stronger than Justin Verlander’s legend. But it’s no stronger than the legend of Yordon Alvarez.
The mammoth slugger crushed a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, sending the Houston crowd into a frenzy and stunning the Mariners.
The young Mariners started the day jumping on AL Cy Young favorite Justin Verlander. Led by Rodriguez — who added two extra-base hits and three runs — the Mariners piled up 10 hits and six runs on Verlander in four innings. But the Astros overcame it. Yuli Kuriel And Alex Bregman He hoarded to bring the Astros within two in the later innings.
Then, in the ninth inning, the Mariners reliever Paul Sewald attacked David Hensley And gave a single Jeremy Pena. With Alvarez already having two RBIs on the day, Mariners manager Scott Servais turned to lefty starter Robbie Ray to get the final out. It didn’t work.
Alvarez, with a .306/.406/.613 line, the second best hitter in baseball behind Aaron Judge this year, fouled off one fastball and sent the next into orbit.
Seattle’s fortunes could not have changed faster. With a win, they could have taken a 1-0 lead with a road win and had a chance to take a commanding series lead had they sent dominant ace Luis Castillo to the mound in Game 2. Instead, the Astros will thunder ahead to make their sixth straight ALCS.
Phillies Keep moving the lineup, Game 1 win vs. Braves
Do you like rallies? You might like Phyllis. After scrapping through the postseason, the Phillies won three straight – the first a sweep St. Louis Cardinals Now 101-win Atlanta takes Game 1 of the NLDS against the Braves. Thanks to Tuesday’s streak of series-clinching victories.
Nick Castellanos Phillies beat Atlanta ace Max Fried early in the game with 3 hits and 3 RBIs, then held tight end. Ranger Suarez Started for the Phillies, allowed 1 run in 3 1/3 innings, then turned it over to a Phillies bullpen that used six pitchers to finish it. The newly appointed close Zach Eflin Despite a furious Braves comeback effort in the ninth inning, Philly held on for the victory.
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