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The Colorado Rockies won their Wild-Card game in dramatic fashion as they defeated the Chicago Cubs on the road Josh Reddick Jersey , while the New York Yankees removed all doubt early in the game as they eliminated the Oakland A's at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night.The Division Series gets underway with two National League games Thursday and the American League joins the fray with two games Friday.The Milwaukee Brewers have home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs, and they will put that to use against the Rockies. The Brewers won five of the seven games the two teams played against each other.Milwaukee will try to gain the early advantage in Game 1 by using its bullpen against the Rockies, and Brandon Woodruff will be the "opener" for the Brewers.Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress have been excellent for the Brewers and they have gotten a big assist from Corey Knebel. The middle relievers have been dependable for manager Craig Counsell.The Rockies are a slugging team that features Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, and left-handed hitting David Dahl was a home-run hitting machine down the stretch. Kyle Freeland and German Marquez have been dependable on the mound.Division SeriesNLDSThurs., Oct. 4, Game 1, Rockies at Brewers, 5:07 p.m., ET FS1Thurs., Oct. 4, Game 1, Braves at Dodgers, 8:37 p.m. ET, MLBNFri., Oct. 5, Game 2, Rockies at Brewers, 4:15 p.m. ET, FS1Fri., Oct. 5, Game 2, Braves at Dodgers, 9:37 p.m. ET, FS1Sun., Oct. 7, Game 3, Brewers at Rockies, 4:37 p.m. ET, MLBNSun., Oct. 7, Game 3, Dodgers at Braves, 8:07 p.m. ET Tyler Clippard Jersey , FS1Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4*, Brewers at Rockies, FS1Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4*, Dodgers at Braves, FS1Wed., Oct. 10, Game 5*, Rockies at Brewers FS1Wed., Oct. 10, Game 5*, Braves at Dodgers, FS1*If necessaryALDSFriday, October 5, Indians at Astros, Game 1, TBS, 2:05 p.m.Friday, October 5, Yankees at Red Sox, Game 1, TBS, 7:32 p.m.Saturday, October 6, Indians at Astros, Game 2, TBS, 4:37 p.m.Saturday, October 6 Yankees at Red Sox, Game 2 Marwin Gonzalez Jersey , TBS, 8:15 p.m.Monday, October 8, Red Sox at Yankees, Game 3, TBS, TBDMonday, October 8, Astros at Indians, Game 3, TBS, TBDTuesday, October 9, Red Sox at Yankees, Game 4*, TBS, TBDTuesday, October 9, Astros at Indians, Game 4*, TBS, TBDThursday, October 11, Yankees at Red Sox, Game 5*, TBS, TBDThursday, October 11, Indians at Astros, Game 5*, TBS, TBD*If necessaryAll postseason games can be live-streamed atMLB.TV.The Los Angeles Dodgers have not won the World Series since their five-game victory over the Oakland A's in 1988. They are hoping that this year could bring a championship result.The Braves appear to be ahead of schedule as they were not expected to be a playoff team this season. They pulled away from the Philadelphia Phillies in September to gain their first playoff appearance since 2013.The Dodgers will send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound in Game 1 against the Braves, and he was solid down the stretch with a 1.50 earned-run average in his last five starts.The Braves have a dangerous lineup that includes Freddie Freeman http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-mike-trout-jersey , Nick Markakis and Ronald Acuna Jr., and a solid pitching staff led by Mike Foltynewicz, Anibal Sanchez and Kevin Gausman.The Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros are both talent-laden teams capable of bashing home runs and scoring in bunches.In many ways, these teams could put on something similar to a tag-team wrestling match when it comes to offensive productivity.Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion have consistent home-run power and that trio totaled 109 home runs during the regular season.The Astros will counter with Alex Bregman, George Springer and 2017 MVP Jose Altuve. Bregman led the team with 31 home runs, and this team has proven it can get clutch hits and build rallies in the late innings.The Game 1 matchup of Cleveland's Corey Kluber and Houston's Justin Verlander could slow down the potent attacks of both teams.The glamour matchup between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox could end up as the most thrilling of the first round.The Yankees finished the season with 100 victories, but they could not keep up with the explosive Red Sox.The Yankees had some uneven play during the summer as Aaron Boone's team battled injuries, but slugger Aaron Judge and catcher Gary Sanchez have returned to the lineup, and the Yankees are a confident group.The Red Sox won a team-record 108 games and they have had consistent power from J.D. Martinez (43 home runs and 130 runs batted in) along with plenty of spark from lead-off batter and MVP candidate Mookie Betts (32 home runs, 30 stolen bases).While the Red Sox had a memorable regular season, they are hoping that lefty Chris Sale is in top form after a shoulder injury slowed him in the second half of the year. Rookie manager Alex Cora must be concerned about a bullpen that was up-and-down throughout the final two months of the season.PredictionsColorado over Milwaukee in four games. Rockies will steal a game in Milwaukee and win two at home.Los Angeles over Atlanta in five games. Clayton Kershaw and Manny Machado make the difference for the Dodgers.Cleveland over Houston in four games. Indians are underappreciated and have the slugging and bullpen to eliminate World Champions.Boston over New York in five games. Epic battle comes down to homefield as Red Sox score series-winning run in the bottom of the ninth in Game 5.Colorado over Los Angeles in seven games.Boston over Cleveland in six games.Boston over Colorado in six games. BOSTON (AP) Blake Swihart doubled into the Red Sox bullpen to score Eduardo Nunez in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Monday night to move a season-high six games ahead of the New York Yankees in the AL East.Boston announced after the game it had acquired Ian Kinsler from the Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia.Hector Velazquez (7-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win and Austin Davis (1-1) took the loss after pitching a perfect 12th before allowing Nunez’s leadoff single in the next inning. Luis Garcia, the 12th pitcher of the night, struck out Brock Holt but allowed Nunez to steal second.Swihart lined the first pitch he saw toward the gap and into the bullpen on one hop for his first career walk-off RBI.The Red Sox have won 19 of their last 23 games and matched their biggest lead in the division of the season. At 75-33, they have the best record in baseball and are 42 games above .500 for the first time since the end of the 1946 season. They have won 19 of their last 21 interleague games.MARINERS 2, ASTROS 0SEATTLE (AP) – James Paxton excelled in his return from the disabled list, Nelson Cruz had a two-run double in the sixth inning and Seattle beat Houston.Astros starter Gerrit Cole (10-3) carried a no-hitter into the sixth, but Jean Segura ended it with a two-out infield single. Two batters later, Cruz lined his double down the left-field line.Cole was perfect through four innings while locked in a duel with Paxton (9-4), who was making his first start since leaving a July 12 game in Anaheim because of lower back inflammation.Cole retired the first 12 batters he faced, striking out six, until he hit Cruz with a pitch leading off the fifth. After Segura’s single, Denard Span hit a clean single to right-center, and Cruz hit a first-pitch slider inside third base. Segura scored easily, and the ball caromed off the protruding side wall, allowing Span to narrowly beat catcher Max Stassi’s tag after a strong throw by left fielder Marwin Gonzalez.Paxton was brilliant for Seattle, scattering three hits – two of them infield singles – over seven innings. He struck out eight, did not walk a batter, and threw 59 of his 82 pitches for strikes.BREWERS 5, DODGERS 2LOS ANGELES (AP) – Eric Thames hit a three-run home run and Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 14 games as Milwaukee overcame a brief power outage delay and beat Los Angeles.Manny Machado homered in the ninth inning in his first home game with the Dodgers. Machado went 1 for 3 with two walks, delivering his 26th home run to center field off reliever Corey Knebel. He struck out in the fourth inning with two runners in scoring position.Machado made his Dodgers debut July 20 at Milwaukee after he was acquired in a trade from the Baltimore Orioles. He scored the Dodgers’ first run Monday on Max Muncy’s triple in the third inning.Josh Hader (4-0) had three strikeouts over two scoreless innings of relief as the Brewers won for the seventh time in 10 games to follow a seven-game losing streak that ended July 21.Kenta Maeda (7-6) lasted just 4 2/3 innings, throwing 102 pitches. He gave up four runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and three walks.TWINS 5, INDIANS 4MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Mitch Garver drove in the winning run with a one-out double in the ninth inning for Minnesota Kole Calhoun Jersey , capping a victory over Cleveland after the Twins traded away reliever Zach Duke and starter Lance Lynn.Jose Ramirez hit two home runs to match Boston’s J.D. Martinez for the most in the majors with 32, but the Indians couldn’t hold a 3-2 lead.Miguel Sano, who hit an RBI single earlier and went 2-for-3 for his first hits in the majors since June 12, drew a walk to start the ninth against Neil Ramirez (0-1). Jake Cave advanced pinch-runner Ehire Adrianza with a sacrifice bunt, and Garver delivered the deep drive to left-center field to trigger an infield celebration from a weary Twins team.Fernando Rodney (3-2) pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out Yonder Alonso with runners at second and third.BRAVES 5, MARLINS 3ATLANTA (AP) – Freddie Freeman hit a go-ahead homer in the third inning, Ronald Acuna Jr. also went deep and Atlanta beat Miami.Brian Anderson’s two-run homer off Julio Teheran (8-7) in the first gave Miami a lead Wei-Yin Chen (3-8) couldn’t hold. The Braves pulled even in the second when Tyler Flowers walked, moved to third on Johan Camargo’s double and scored on Ender Inciarte’s fly ball. Camargo scored on Teheran’s two-out single up the middle.Freeman’s homer, his 18th, in the third gave Atlanta the lead. Flowers walked and scored from first on another double to left by Camargo.A.J. Minter pitched the ninth for his sixth save in six chances.CARDINALS 5, ROCKIES 4, 10 INNINGSST. LOUIS (AP) – Marcell Ozuna hit his first career game-ending homer in the 10th inning, and St. Louis snapped Colorado’s four-game winning streak.Ozuna connected against Jake McGee (1-4), sending a one-out drive deep to center for his 13th homer. The slugger also extended his homer streak to three straight games.Dakota Hudson (1-0) got three outs for his first career win.Colorado opened a 4-0 lead when Nolan Arenado hit his fifth career grand slam in the fifth inning off Daniel Poncedeleon, who replaced Carlos Martinez when the right-hander departed with a mild shoulder strain with two outs.ATHLETICS 10, BLUE JAYS 1OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Edwin Jackson pitched scoreless ball into the sixth for his 100th career victory and Oakland rediscovered its offense to thump Toronto.Jonathan Lucroy drove in three as the A’s used their signature power to clear the fences and get back on track after being swept in a three-game weekend series at Colorado, scoring four total runs at Coors Field following a season-best six-game winning streak.Mark Canha hit a solo homer in the second to give Jackson (2-2) the lead on the way to the right-hander’s first victory in exactly a month – since June 30 against Cleveland. Jackson struck out five, gave up three hits and walked three in 5 2/3 innings.Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada (4-8) came off the disabled list from a left glute strain and allowed four runs over four innings in his first start since July 3.RANGERS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 5PHOENIX (AP) – Shin-Soo Choo homered twice and had four RBIs, helping Texas rally after a power outage delay to beat Arizona.Choo hit a three-run homer off Robbie Ray in the fifth inning and added a solo shot against Matt Andriese (0-1) in the eighth for his sixth 20-homer season.A thunderstorm outside Chase Field caused some of the lights to go out in the sixth and, after a 21-minute delay, pinch-hitter Willie Calhoun lined a run-scoring single to right to put the Rangers up 5-4.Eddie Butler (2-1) got the final out in the sixth inning and Rougned Odor hit a solo homer off Andriese in the seventh for the go-ahead run.GIANTS 5, PADRES 3, 12 INNINGSSAN DIEGO (AP) – Gorkys Hernandez hit a go-ahead home run leading off the 12th inning and San Francisco gave free-falling San Diego its straight loss.The Padres had runners on first and third with one out in the 11th and failed to score. Instead, they dropped to 2-8 since the All-Star break and lost for the 13th time in 15 games. San Diego is 5-19 in July.Will Smith (1-1) came on with runners on second and third and two outs in the 11th and struck out Carlos Asuaje. He then struck out the side in the 12th.Hernandez homered to left on a 1-2 pitch from Matt Strahm (2-3), his 13th. The Giants got another run on Buster Posey’s fielder’s choice blooper.—

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