Jose Bautista hit a 425-foot, three-run homer as the Blue Jays took Game 1 of their ALDS with the Rangers, 10-1. Game 2 is at 1:08 this afternoon in Texas.
The Indians rocked Rick Porcello for three long balls in the third inning and held on for a 5-4 win over the Red Sox in Game 1 of their ALDS. Game 2 is this afternoon at 4:38 in Cleveland. (18-9) Corey Kluber faces (17-9) David Price.
The Pirates acquired right-hander Brady Dragmire from the Blue Jays for cash considerations, picking up a Minor League reliever who fits their ground-ball preference for pitchers.
Madison Bumgarner tossed a four-hitter and Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer in the ninth that sent the Giants to a 3-0 victory over the Mets in the NL wild-card game. San Fran advances to play the Cubs in a best-of-five Division Series.
St. Louis beat Cincinnati 4-3. The Cardinals are one game behind San Francisco for the second NL wild card spot. Both teams have three games left.
Last night’s game between the Indians and Tigers was eventually postponed because of bad weather, a move that could force the teams to squeeze in a makeup game Monday if it needs to be played because of postseason implications.
The series finale between the Pirates and Cubs was suspended and declared a 1-1 tie after being delayed by rain in the top of the sixth inning. The tie is the first in the Majors since 2005. The league deemed the game a tie because it won’t affect either team in the standings. The Pirates wrap up the season with a three-game set in St. Louis beginning tonight. (0-1) Tyler Glasnow faces (15-9) Carlos Martinez.
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer moments before the game was stopped, and Detroit came away with a rain-shortened 6-3 victory over the Indians.