19 October 2017

MLB Postseason 2017: Yanks One Game away from Series Berth, Cubs Live to Play One More Day

In what may have been the final multi-game slate of 2017, the New York Yankees took one step closer to their first World Series appearance since 2009 while the Chicago Cubs kept their title hopes alive for one more night. The Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to pull of the sweep, yet they remain very, very heavy favorites to off the Cubs in the NLCS. The Houston Astros, facing 3:1 odds in the ALCS, will lean heavily on their home field advantage to prevent a Yankees victory.

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18 October 2017

MLB Postseason 2017: Dodgers First to 50%

The ALCS and NLCS are moving in different directions. In the American League, the home team has won every game so far, with the New York Yankees knotting up their series with the Houston Astros 2-2. Those two squads are essentially neck-and-neck in terms of their pennant and title chances. On the opposite end of the spectrum we have the Los Angeles Dodgers running the table, most recently taking a 3-0 lead over the Chicago Cubs with a win in the Windy City. LA is now the dominant favorite in both the LCS and World Series rounds.

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17 October 2017

MLB Postseason 2017: Yanks Back on Their Feet, Have Long Way to Go

The New York Yankees came back home and reverted back into the offensive powerhouse we've all come to know and love/revile. The Houston Astros are still in the driver's seat, of course, up 2-1 with a maximum of four left to play, two in New York and two at home. Nevertheless, the Bronx Bombers are showing some signs of life, rebounding to 5:1 World Series hopefuls.

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16 October 2017

MLB Postseason 2017: Turner's Topper Takes Top Team to 2-0

Justin Turner's three-run walkoff blast in last night's second game of the 2017 National League Championship Series put the Los Angeles Dodgers up 2-0 over the Chicago Cubs, restoring LA's status as World Series favorites.

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15 October 2017

MLB Postseason 2017: Dodgers and Astros Inch Closer to World Series

Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros are now heavy favorites to advance to the World Series. The Yankees have a 4:1 shot at rebounding from yet another 2-0 deficit while the Cubs are looking at 3:1 for a chance to defend their title.

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14 October 2017

MLB Postseason 2017: 'Stros Strike First

It seems this postseason is a feast-or-famine affair. No slugfest this one, as the Houston Astros down the New York Yankees 2-1 in game one of the 2017 American League Championship Series. The Astros are now frontrunners, slipping ahead of the idle Los Angeles Dodgers to become 2:1 World Series favorites.

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13 October 2017

MLB Postseason 2017: Cubs Advance, Houston Hosts Yanks, Dodgers Favored

Following another long night in a short series full of pain and ecstasy, heartbreak and triumph, sloppiness and gross feats of athleticism at the boundary of human ability, it was the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs that emerged from the melee, beaten but still beating. The Washington Nationals' hopes of emerging from the first round for the first time in team history, perhaps not so unpredictably, have once more collapsed into a smoking pile of ignominious October rubble. The postseason moves on with the Houston Astros hosting the New York Yankees tonight to begin the ALCS.

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