The Division Series matchups continued on Friday, and experienced young pitching dominated.
–Max Scherzer led the Tigers to a 3-2 win over the Athletics
–Mike Minor outdueled Zack Greinke in the Braves' 4-3 win over the Dodgers
–Jon Lester shut down the Rays in Boston's 12-2 win
–Gerrit Cole steamrolled the Cardinals in the Pirates' 6-1 victory
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Yes Jonny, you're safe. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)
Speaking of young aces, Matt Harvey has elected to have Tommy John surgery. It's probably for the best. In other news around the league, the Indians were given their post-mortem and Alex Rodriguez is suing MLB. Oh. we also previewed the Rays-Red Sox and Tigers-Athletics ALDS matchups for you.
There are just two games on the slate today as both NL series take the day off for travel. At 5:37 PM, the Rays look to even their series with the Red Sox in Boston on TBS. David Price takes on John Lackey. At 9:07 PM on TBS, the A's look to pull even with the Tigers, sending rookie Sonny Gray to the hill to take on Justin Verlander.
Enjoy your day of Postseason baseball, everyone.