There will be just one baseball game this evening as three teams advanced to their respective League Championship Series with wins yesterday. Tonight at 7:10 p.m. on TBS the Tampa Bay Rays will play the New York Yankees in a decisive Game Five for the right to play the Houston Astros.
Braves Sweep Marlins
After beating the Cincinnati Reds with back-to-back shutouts in the Wild Card Series, the Braves shutout Miami in two of the three games to advance to the National League Championship Series.
In their series clinching Game Three victory yesterday afternoon the Braves produced 10 hits to secure a 7-0 victory.
Kyle Wright pitched six innings of three hit baseball to earn the win on the mound. They also got an outstanding performance from Rookie Ian Anderson in Game Two as he pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings allowing just three hits.
Over the course of five postseason games the Braves have outscored their opponents 24-5.
Astros Offense Stays Hot, Advance Past A’s
The Houston Astros seem to be one of the most hated sports teams in America right now, but that hasn’t stopped them from cruising to the American League Championship Series for the fourth consecutive season.
After a two-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins, the Astros went on to beat the Oakland A’s in four games.
Michael Brantley blasted two Home Runs and drove in three runs in the Astros 11-6 series-ending victory. Jose Altuve also hit a two-run Home Run in the win.
Houston awaits the winner of the Rays and Yankees series. Game One of the ALDS will be played on Sunday.
Dodgers Quiet Padres Bats, Sweep Series
BRING 'EM OUT, BRING 'EM OUT. pic.twitter.com/gutaISj2pG
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 9, 2020
The San Diego Padres have been the most exciting team in baseball all season long thanks to Fernando Tatis Jr. bursting onto the scene, but the Dodgers were able to make quick work of them in a three-game series sweep.
Julio Urias pitched five innings allowing just one hit and an unearned run while striking out six to earn the win last night. The Dodgers offense exploded for 12 runs on 14 hits, scoring all of their runs without a Home Run. Mookie Betts led the way by going 3-3 at the plate.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will face the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS beginning on Monday.