10 October 2016

Jays Dispose of Rangers, Nats Knot Dodgers

This post is one in a series about the 2016 MLB Playoffs and World Series.

The Toronto Blue Jays became the first team to advance to the Championship Series in the MLB 2016 Postseason with their walk-off victory over the top-seeded Texas Rangers. Already heavily favored to win the ALDS, the Jays' World Series expectancy increased just a bit to 24%. The Rangers, heavily outperforming their true record for most of the season, finish their 2016 campaign with an anemic RPScore of .493.

In yesterday's other game, the Washington Nationals evened up the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. As the series heads to Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers enjoy a slight 51-49 edge over the Nats to advance to the NLCS.

Two other series resume today, both with the possibility of elimination. the Boston Red Sox head home looking to realize a 17% chance of keeping their season alive versus the Cleveland Indians. The Chicago Cubs head to San Francisco with a 93% shot at offing the Giants (and a 57% chance of doing so tonight).

Three games today, all with major postseason and championship expectancy implications. Check back tomorrow to assess the aftermath.

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