Two playoffs games will be on today as the Washington Nationals send Gio Gonzalez to the mound to face Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs. The Dodgers, meanwhile, will send Rich Hill to the mound to face Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Both games air on TBS with the first game at 5:30 p.m. and the latter at 9:00 p.m.
Last night, all eight of the remaining teams played. The first game of the day was between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox in which the Astros won 8-2. The Astros started the scoring early on a Carlos Correa two-run homer and never looked back. The series will head to Boston on Sunday with the Astros leading the series two games to none.
The next game was between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. The Yankees bats came alive against Corey Kluber as they scored six runs in 2 2/3 IP to start the game.
Nonetheless, Cleveland came roaring back and eventually tied the game at eight after a Francisco Lindor grand slam and a home run from former Met Jay Bruce to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth. The Indians walked-off in the 13th inning on a Yan Gomes RBI single to win 9-8 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Game Three will be on Sunday in Boston.
In the third game of the night, Stephen Strasburg carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before allowing two runs on RBI singles by Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. The Cubs scored again in the eighth on their way to a 3-0 victory in Game 1 of the series.
In the final game of the night, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5. Justin Turner led the way with a three-run shot in the first inning and five RBIs on the night. The Diamondbacks managed to get four home runs as a team against Clayton Kershaw, but it proved to not be enough in Game 1.
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