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Your Guide To The MLB Playoffs

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One of the oldest and most treasured of American pastimes, Major League Baseball is gearing up for the playoffs. Poised to bring exciting match-ups with the best the league has to offer, this playoff season is sure to be one you don’t want to miss. With the Cubs coming off a spectacular win at the World Series last year, they are fighting to break the odds and win their second World Series in 2 years. The match-ups this year will be tough for each team, so use this guide to gain some insight into this year’s MLB playoff season.

The playoffs started with the wild card round, with four teams vying for their spot in the playoffs. The first wild card game pit the New York Yankees against the Twins. The Twins competed, but fell way short to the Yankees, losing 8-4. Dozier and Rosario both his home runs for the Twins, but it wasn’t enough to hold the Yankees from getting the win. The other wild card game was between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. Archie Bradley, a pitcher for the Diamondbacks, hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning, which boosted the Diamondbacks to win over the Rockies with an 11-8 score.

The Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox faced each other in the next round of the playoffs. The Astros won the first two games of the series, dominating the Yankees in an 8-2 win for both games. In the third game, the Red Sox took it back with a win against the Astros, coming out with a victory of 10-2. In the fourth game, the Astros took back the win against the Red Sox with a 5-4 victory, earning them a place in the next round of the playoffs. They will play the winner of the series between the Yankees and the Cubs.

The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians are currently playing each other for a spot in the next round of the playoffs. The Indians have won the first two games against the Yankees, with a 4-0 victory and a nail biting 9-8 victory. Not wanting to go gently into the night, the Yankees pulled off a win against the Indians, keeping them in the running. The fourth game of the series saw the Yankees keep themselves in the running with a victory against the Indians. The final standings will be determined this Wednesday.

The Chicago Cubs are facing off against the Washington Nationals for their respected places in the next round of the playoffs. The Cubs came out swinging, and edged out a victory against the Nationals with a 3-0 win against the Cubs. The following game, the Nationals came out with a victory of 6-3. Looking to be a shootout series, the Cubs competed to win the third game of the series with a 2-1 victory. The fourth game of the series will be played on October 10th.

The final teams in the playoffs this year include the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have come out with fierce competition, to win the first two games of the series with a 9-5 and an 8-5 victory. The coming game of the series will determine if the Diamondbacks can hold on in the playoffs.

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