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Snake Bytes: 10/7 - The Party’s Over

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What do you mean there are still three months to get through before 2020 is finally over?

Celebrity Sightings in Los Angeles - August 13, 2017 Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images

ALDS

Houston 5, Oakland 2

The victory puts the Astros only one win away from their fourth consecutive trip to the ALCS.

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George Springer’s two home runs pushed him past the Bambino on the all-time playoff home run list.

Game 3 Update: Zack Greinke Scratched from Game 3 Start
On the doorstep of a fourth trip to the ALCS, the Astros must contend with Zack Greinke suffering from a sore right arm. Instead of having Greinke start the potential clinching game, Dusty Baker is tabbing Jose Urquidy.

New York (A) 5, Tampa Bay 7

The Tampa Bay Rays were able to score by bits and pieces in five of the first six innings and then stave off a rally in the ninth that saw the Yankees strike out a playoff record 18 times against Tampa Bay’s pitching.

NLDS

Miami 5, Atlanta 9

Through the first 5 12 innings, Miami looked to be in control of this game, despite some heroics on the part of Ronald Acuna. Then, the Braves rattled off six runs in the bottom of the sixth and that was all she wrote.

San Diego 1, Los Angeles 5

San Diego’s luck may have just run out. Mike Clevinger returned from the IL to take the mound in Game 1 of the NLDS. Two pitches into the second inning, he was on his way back to the IL, having walked two and uncorking a wild pitch in the first inning alone. Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ showed off some of their considerable bullpen depth, allowing only one run through the final five innings of the game. It took the Dodgers a bit to finally get on the board, as San Diego’s patchwork pitching held them to one run through five innings. But, in the sixth inning, the Dodgers hung a four-spot on the Padres and never looked back.

Other Baseball

Angels Finalize Deal to Buy Angels Stadium

Anaheim’s city council voted to finalize the sale of a 150-acre portion of land that includes Angel Stadium to SRB Management, a company owned by Angels owner Arte Moreno.

Details of Domestic Abuse Surface Against Sam Dyson

It seems the former relief pitcher is under investigation by MLB after his ex-girlfriend, Alexis Blackburn posted details of their abusive relationship to her Instagram account.