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       2017 Wild Card Game & Divisional Series Recaps 

 

 

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AL Tues-Oct 3- -8 PM-ESPN Didi Gregorius' three-run homer tied the score in the first inning after Minnesota knocked out Luis Severino, a pumped-up Aaron Judge showed his most emotion this season when he hit a two-run shot in his playoff debut and the Yankees beat the Twins 8-4 Tuesday night
NL Wed-Oct 4- 8 PM-TBS Spirited reliever Archie Bradley hit a stunning triple in the seventh inning, driving in two runs with one of four three-baggers by Arizona that sent the Diamondbacks past the Colorado Rockies 11-8 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night.
     

 

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-Diamondbacks Dodgers

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Game 1 TBS Fri- Oct 6--10:30  PM Justin Turner homered and drove in five runs, Clayton Kershaw won despite giving up four long balls and the Dodgers roared to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night in Game 1 of their NL Division Series.
Game 2- TBS Sat, Oct 7-9 PM Yasiel Puig had three hits and drove in two runs, Austin Barnes added a key two-run double and the Dodgers used another relentless hitting performance to beat theArizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series.
Game 3-- TBS Mon, Oct 9-10 PM Cody Bellinger homered, drove in two runs and flipped over a dugout railing to steal an out for a dominant Yu Darvish, helping the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Monday night to finish a three-game sweep in their NL Division Series.
 

Cubs- Nationals

  DATE-TIME HOME TEAM/RECAP
Game 1- TBS Fri- Oct 6--7:31  PM Kyle Hendricks outpitched Stephe Strasburg in Game 1 of the NL Division Series, giving up only two hits in seven innings to help the Chicago Cubs open defense of their first World Series title in 108 years by beating the Washington Nationals 3-0 on Friday night.
Game 2--- TBS Sat, Oct 7- 5:30 PM Bryce Harper delivered a no-doubt-about-it , tying two-run homer in the eighth, and Ryan Zimmerman tacked on a three-run shot that barely made it over the wall moments later, lifting the Nationals to a 6-3 comeback victory over the defending World Series champions on Saturday, evening their NLDS at a game apiece.
Game 3--- TBS Mon, Oct 9-4:08 PM Anthony Rizzo blooped a tiebreaking single into left field with two outs in the eighth and the Cubs overcame Max Scherzer's brilliant performance to beat theWashington Nationals 2-1 on Monday for a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series.
Game 4- TBS Tue Oct 10-  Stephen Strasburg shook off an illness and pitched seven dominant innings, Michael A. Taylor hit a late grand slam and the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Wednesday to send their NL Division Series to a decisive Game 5.
Game 5- TBS Thur, Oct 12- A wild, bat-around fifth inning Thursday night for Chicago included Addison Russell's go-ahead, two-run double, a bases-loaded hit by pitch, and a disputed dropped third strike followed by a throwing error, helping the defending World Series champion Cubs come back -- and then hold on -- to edge the Nationals 9-8.
 

Red Sox-Astros

  DATE-TIME HOME TEAM/RECAP
Game 1-- MLB Network Thur, Oct 5-4 PM Buoyed by chants of "MVP" in each trip to the plate, the 5-foot-6 Jose Altuve hit solo homers in the first and fifth innings off Sale. He connected again in the seventh off reliever Austin Maddox to give Houston a quick boost in the best-of-five series as Houston roughed up Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox 8-2 in Game 1 of the AL Division Series.
Game 2--  TBS Fri. Oct 6-2 PM Carlos Correa homered , doubled and drove in four runs, Jose Altuve got two more hits and the Astros battered the Boston Red Sox 8-2 on Friday to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series.
Game 3-  FS1 Sun Oct 8-2:30 PM Hanley Ramirez had four hits and three RBI to lead Red Sox to a 10-3 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the AL Division Series on Sunday.
Game 4-FS1 Mon, Oct 9-1:08 PM Alex Bregman homered off Chris Sale to tie it in the eighth before Josh Reddick's single gave the Astros the lead and ustin Verlander came out of the bullpen to beat Chris Sale in an aces-turned-relievers role reversal and helped the Astros eliminate the Red Sox in four games with a 5-4 victory.
 

Yankees -Indians

  DATE-TIME HOME TEAM/RECAP
Game 1--FS1 Thur, Oct 5-4 PM Trevor Bauer chopped slugger Aaron Judge and New York's other big bats down to size, and Jay Bruce drove in three runs as the Cleveland Indians began chasing their first World Series title in 69 years with a 4-0 win over the Yankees on the Thursday night in the opener of the AL Division Series.
Game 2-- MLB Network Fri. Oct 6-5 PM Yan Gomes singled home Austin Jackson from second base with none out in the 13th inning as Cleveland rallied from five runs down to stun the New York Yankees 9-8 on Friday and snatch a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series.
Game 3-FS1 Sun Oct 8-7:30 PM Aaron Judge reached high and prevented a home run to save  Masahiro  Tanaka's seven-inning gem, Greg Bird homered off relief ace Andrew Miller, and New York edged Indians 1-0 on Sunday night in Game 3 to extend their AL Division Series.
Game 4-FS1 Mon, Oct 9-7 PM Luis Severino  struck out nine in seven innings  and  Aaron Judge  laced an early two-run double for his only hit of the series to go with 12 strikeouts in 15 at-bats. and the Yankees took advantage of shoddy defense by Cleveland to beat the Indians 7-3 Monday night and even their AL Division Series at two games apiece.
Game 5--FS1 Wed-Oct 11- Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to complete its comeback from a 2-0 deficit in the Division Series and dethrone the AL champions.

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