The Astros and Rays became the first teams to advance, and the Braves and Reds set records for scoreless frames. What else happened on MLB's first day with eight postseason games?
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Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays won a postseason series for the first time in 12 years, overpowering the young Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Wednesday to finish a two-game sweep of their AL wild-card matchup.
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BBTN: Karl Ravech recaps the first day of the postseason and Hembo previews the first round of NL series
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss the Yankees shelling Shane Bieber, the Astros surviving against the Twins despite appearing to be on the ropes, Yuli Gurriel signing a one-year deal to stay in Houston, the Rays being the Rays making hitters miss and the White Sox impressing after limping into the playoffs (9:51). Plus, Hembo drops by to give his keys to each of the NL series (26:52).
With the National League side of the bracket starting up, every team in the 16-team field is in action. Here's what you need to know.
The MLB playoffs are underway! Here's what went down in each of Tuesday's four American League matchups.
Blake Snell took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays opened the playoffs Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
What's the most likely upset? Can anybody beat the Dodgers? Which players should you expect to remember from this October? We answer all this and more.
The Rays made a surprise addition to the roster for their first-round series: rookie left-hander Shane McClanahan.
Starting pitching tactics in baseball's postseason, which starts today, often differ from those of the regular season.
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss why the Red Sox would be crazy not to bring Alex Cora back, the duel between Shane Bieber and Gerrit Cole, Jesús Luzardo starting for the A’s in game one, the Blue Jays’ pitching strategy, and if the Twins can snap its 16-game postseason losing streak (7:36). Plus, Hembo drops by to give his keys to each of the AL series (26:52).
It's playoff time! Tuesday's four American League openers feature an ace showdown, a big test for the Astros and much more.
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Charlie Montoyo will have Shoemaker start Game 1 against the Rays and Ryu Game 2. Montoyo: "They are one of the best teams in baseball, so we have to be creative. Our ace will be pitching the second game, but they got like four aces over there!"
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Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss if the Red Sox will hire Alex Cora after firing Ron Roenicke, if Dave Dombrowski is a lock to be the newest GM of the Angels, what’s next for the Phillies, why there’s no excuse for the Mets missing the playoffs and the most intriguing postseason matchups (6:44). Then, Sarah Langs stops by to play The Numbers game with notes on the baby Blue Jays, Juan Soto’s batting title and the best pitcher on the planet (27:06).
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