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

Hope Soto
October 7, 2018

Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and Martin Maldonado also connected for the Astros, who hit a World Series-record 15 homers previous year in winning their first championship.

They won more regular season games than ever before, gave up less runs than any American League team has surrendered in a non-strike year since the designated hitter was implemented and allowed fewer runs than all but two National League teams have given up since 1974. They clinched the AL West Sep. If they meet in the World Series, managers Terry Francona and Dave Roberts could spend some time reminiscing about their title run with the 2004 Red Sox, but we know what the real question would be during a Cleveland-Los Angeles matchup: Who is LeBron rooting for?

The Brewers defeated the Rockies 3-2 in 10 innings in Game 1 of the NLDS on Thursday.

The Boston Red Sox were the best team throughout the regular season, though not a team without holes.

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This Cleveland memory is a good one: The most recent World Series title for the Indians came in 1948 against the Braves, who represented Boston at the time.

Prediction: Oakland 3, NY 2. So, I guess, today: GO BREWERS AND DODGERS. Ugh.

For a while, it appeared that a former Royal would be the goat for the Milwaukee Brewers in the opening game of their National League Divisional Series with the Rockies. I also think the Dodgers will beat the Braves, the Astros will beat the Indians (hopefully in 5 games) and the Red Sox (admittedly my home team!) will beat their arc rival Yankees. Christian Yelich, the odds-on favorite to win the National League MVP award, received his first taste of postseason play. Atlanta rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. - who wasn't born yet when that 1996 series was played - has already enjoyed a memorable Yankee Stadium moment: He hit an 11th-inning homer there to beat NY in July.

As much as we love the 'Stros, there's a feeling that if the team is unable to repeat as World Series champions, it will be a huge disappointment.

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