Red Sox, Astros, Brewers claim wins in division series games

By the way, this is the first time these two teams have faced each other in the postseason since the historic events of the 2004 postseason where the Red Sox beat the Yankees in the ALCS after being down 3 games to none to not only win the series, but they went on to sweep the World Series for their first Championship since 1918! Aaron Judge homered off Craig Kimbrel to lead off the ninth before the Red Sox closer retired the next three batters, striking out Giancarlo Stanton and Luke Voit for the save.

The second game of the best-of-five series is on Saturday, with Boston starting left-hander David Price, who is 0-8 as a starter in the playoffs. He'll face Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka.

Much was made about the pitching prowess these teams possess in the days leading up to this game.

In Los Angeles, Clayton Kershaw allowed just two hits over eight innings and Manny Machado hit a two-run homer as the Dodgers beat the Braves. This is the Indian's third straight division title, having lost the World Series to the Chicago Cubs in 2016 and losing in the ALDS to the New York Yankees previous year.

Game 3 is Sunday at Coors Field.

Before we could even get to the Wild Card games, the National League gave us something to talk about ... not one, but two teams tied for first place in the Central and West divisions causing a game 163 for all four teams to decide who moves into the NLDS! Another win, and Milwaukee is into the NL Championship Series for the first time since its previous postseason appearance in 2011.

Major League Baseball wild card games are a thrilling, terrifying time for Major League Baseball fans.

The Milwaukee Brewers claimed Game 1 of their divisional series Thursday night, thanks to a Mike Moustakas walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning. Chris Iannetta snapped his bat in half over his right leg after he struck out with Ian Desmond on third and no one out in the seventh.

  • Stacy Allen