The best thing about playoff baseball is more playoff baseball. Today is a full slate, with all four division series games.
That’s because both AL East teams woke up, both won, both extended the series, both are still alive.
The Red Sox won big in a slugfest. The Yankees won small in a pitching duel.
But it all came down to outfield defense, something the Rangers don’t believe in. Down 3-0, Mookie Betts stole a three-run home run from Josh Reddick that would have made it 6-0, and would have put the nail in the Red Sox coffin. Josh Reddick, in turn, let a fly ball bounce off his glove for a three-run homer. And in the Yankees game, Aaron Judge robbed the Indians of a two-run homer that, too, would have been the nail.
Great baseball equals more baseball.
Charlie Morton (14-7, 3.62) vs Rick Porcello (11-17, 4.65)
Game time: 12:08 on FS1
Max Scherzer (16-6, 251) vs Jose Quintana (11-11, 4.15)
Game time: 3:08 on TBS
Trevor Bauer (17-9, 4.19) vs Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98)
Game time: 6:08 on FS1
Yu Darvish (10-12, 3.86) vs Zack Greinke (17-7, 3.20)
Game time: 9:08 on TBS TBS