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       2016 Wild Card Game & Divisional Series Recaps 

 

 

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AL Tues-Oct 6- -8 PM-TBS Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run drive in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez , and Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game to advance to a division series matchup against old foe Texas.
NL Wed-Oct 7- 8 PM-ESPN Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter for his latest postseason gem, outlasting Noah Syndergaard in a classic duel between aces, and injury substitute Conor Gillaspiehit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that sent San Francisco to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets in the NL wild-card game Wednesday night.
     

 

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 Dodgers-Nationals

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Game 1-FS1 Fri- Oct 7--5:30  PM Backed by early homers from rookie sensation Corey Seager and Justin Turner off Max Scherzer in a matchup of Cy Young Award winners that promised more than it delivered,  Clayton Kershaw helped the Los Angeles Dodgers edge the Washington Nationals 4-3 Friday in Game 1 of their NL Division Series.
Game 2-FS1 Sat, Oct 8-4 PM Jose Lobaton hit a three-run homer through a strong wind to erase an early deficit on Sunday. Daniel Murphy provided more-expected production with two RBI, and Washington's bullpen threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings, leading the Nationals past Dodgers 5-2 in a rain-postponed Game 2 to even the series at 1-all.
Game 3-FS1 Mon, Oct 10-4 PM Jayson Werth's homer helped break open a one-run game in the ninth inning, moving the Washington Nationals within one victory of taking a postseason series for the first time with an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday and a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL playoff.
Game 4-FS1 Tue Oct 11-5 PM Chase Utley plucked the Dodgers from the brink, singling home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning. Dodgers avoided elimination Tuesday with a 6-5 victory over the Washington Nationals that forced a deciding game in their NL playoff.
Game 5-FS1 Thur, Oct 13-8 PM Coming in after closer Kenley Jansen entered in the seventh inning and threw a career-high 51 pitches but issued a pair of one-out walks in the ninth, Clayton Kershaw Kershaw emerged from the bullpen to pitch in relief for the first time in seven years. and  got Daniel Murphy to pop out, then struck out Wilmer Difo to end it. That finished the Los Angeles Dodgers' dramatic 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals that decided their NLDS A little past midnight of Friday. L.A.'s scoring all came in a four-run seventh off six Nationals pitchers, including Joc Pederson's homer off Max Scherzer.
 

Cubs-Giants 

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Game 1--FS1 Fri- Oct 7--9:15  PM Jon Lester outpitched Johnny Cueto with eight sparkling innings,Javier Baez homered in the eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 in a tense Game 1 of their NL Division Series on Friday night.
Game 2--FS1 Sat, Oct 8-8PM Travis Wood took over when starter Kyle Hendricks got hurt and became the first relief pitcher since 1924 to hit a postseason home run , helping the Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Saturday night for 2-0 NL Division Series lead.
Game 3--MLB Network Mon, Oct 10-9:30  PM Joe Panik doubled off the right-center wall in the 13th inning to drive in Brandon Crawford, and the Giants outlasted the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Monday night in Game 3 to extend their NL Division Series. 
Game 4-FS1 Tue Oct 11-8:40  PM World Series favorites since opening day, the Cubs took another step in their championship chase Tuesday night by rallying for four runs in the ninth inning of Game 4 to beat San Francisco 6-5 and win their NL Division Series. Javier Baez's tiebreaking single capped the comeback against a beleaguered bullpen that sabotaged the Giants one last time. Pinch-hitter Willson Contreras tied it with a two-run single with none out. Baez singled in the go-ahead run two batters later, and the Cubs capitalized on Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford's second costly error and more untimely blunders by the Giants' once-reliable relief staff.
 

Rangers-Blue Jays

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Game 1-- TBS Thur, Oct 6-4 PM Joey Bautista dropped his bat softly near home plate and rounded the bases after a 425-foot, three-run blast in the ninth inning of the Blue Jays' 10-1 romp Thursday in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. Bautista had that emphatic bat flip after his tiebreaking homer in the ALDS Game 5 clincher last October against the Rangers, and got punched the last time the Blue Jays played in Texas in May. He drove in four runs this time, including an RBI single in Toronto's five-run third off All-Star lefty Cole Hamels.
Game 2--  TBS Fri. Oct 7-1 PM The wild-card Blue Jays have rediscovered their power stroke in October, Edwin Encarnacion capped a three-homer burst in the fifth inning off Yu Darvish, and are going home with a chance to sweep the Texas Rangers in the AL Division Series after a 5-3 win Friday.
Game 3-  TBS Sun Oct 9-7:30 PM Josh Donaldson raced home from second base after Rougned Odor bounced a double-play relay in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 to sweep their AL Division Series on Sunday night.
 

Red Sox-Indians

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Game 1--TBS Thur, Oct 6-9 PM Back in October's spotlight, the Cleveland Indians rocked Rick Porcello for three long balls in the third inning in their AL Division Series opener. Francisco Lindor's homer capped the rampage off the 22-game winner, and the Indians held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night. Lindor, Jason Kipnis and Robert Perez went deep in the third off Porcello, who lasted 4⅓ innings in his shortest outing this year.
Game 2--TBS Fri. Oct 7-4:30 PM Fueled by a crowd that included Cavaliers star LeBron James, Kluber carried a shutout into the eighth inning and Lonnie Chisenhall connected for a three-run homer off postseason-cursed David Price, giving the Indians a 6-0 win on Friday over the Boston Red Sox and a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series.
Game 3-TBS Mon, Oct 10-6 PM Cleveland swept the Red Sox out of the postseason and sent David Ortiz into retirement on Monday night with a 4-3 victory that completed a three-game AL Division Series sweep. Coco Crisp hit a two-run homer , closer Cody Allen got four outs and the Indians advanced the AL Championship Series for the first time since 2007. 

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