Sunday results left the stage ready for the start of the MLB playoffs on Tuesday, while the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers have rest in the first round of the League National and the Baltimore and Houston Orioles enjoy a rest in the first round of the League American.
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The round matchups opening of the MLB wild card playoffs The best of three will face toronto (Tiles) in Minnesota (Twins) and Texas (Rangers) in Tampa Bay (Rays) in the American League, while the League's lineup National you will find Arizona (D'Backs) in Milwaukee (Brewers) and Miami (Marlins) in Philadelphia (Phillies).
Houston will try to earn a fifth trip to the World Series in seven seasons and a third title in the same period. Since the New York Yankees they won three Fall Classics in a row Between 1998 and 2000, no club has captured consecutive Major League crowns.
Texas just needed a win in Seattle to take the crown of the American League West Divisionbut the launcher of the sailorsGeorge Kirby, struck out seven in six scoreless innings and combined with three relievers for the shutout.
Dominic Canzonefrom Seattle, promoted the Venezuelan Eugenio Suarez with a ground ball with the bases loaded to first for the only race in the game in the fourth inning.
By then, the Astros were defeating host Arizona for eight runs.
The slugger Alex Bregman hit a home run two runs in the first inning to give Houston the lead.
Also in the first, the Cuban Yordan Álvarez scored thanks to a throwing error by the Arizona first basemanEmmanuel Rivera, and the Dominican Jeremy Peña singled in a race to double the Astros' lead.
Kyle Tuckerfrom Houston, he drove in Bregman in the second with a sacrifice flythen it was noted in the sixth with a triple and a throwing error by the Arizona right fielder, Jake McCarthyto give the Astros a head start 6x0.
Meanwhile, Cuban José Abreu hit a two-run home run in the seventh to put Houston ahead 8-0.
For their part, the Marlins opened the door to falling into the last place in the National League playoffs by managing only three hits and losing in Pittsburgh.
However, the beating he endured Arizona allowed the Marlins take the second wild card ticket.
He eastern champion of the National League, Atlanta Braves, is a top favorite and holds the overall home-field advantage during the MLB playoffs. The Braves will face Miami or the Phillies in the second round to the best of five games.
The Dodgerschampions of the Western Division of the National League, They will be the second favorites and will face Arizona or Milwaukee in the second round.
In the American League, Baltimoretop favorite, wait for Texas-Tampa Bay winnerwhile the Astros will face Toronto or Minnesota.
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