11 October 2016

Nats Edge, Giants Survive, Tribe Advance

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

The Cleveland Indians became the second team to punch their ticket to the Championship Series last night, brushing off the Boston Red Sox (and their AL-best RPScore) in three games. Cleveland is a slight 47% underdog to the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS and 21% to win the World Series.

In other action, the San Francisco Giants staved off elimination vs. the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals moved one game closer to their first NLCS in franchise history over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Chicago Cubs failed to imitate the Indians' sweeping ways, succumbing to the San Francisco Giants in 12 innings. Chicago is still the heavy favorite to win the NLDS and World Series, at 84% and 36% respectively. The North Siders are 57% to finish the series tonight in San Fran.

By defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game three, the Nats improved to 77% to win their first ever NLDS and 13% to win it all.

Both games on today's schedule hold serious playoff implications, resulting in either an elimination or a deciding fifth game. Tune in soon for an update on the impact of today's contests on the 2016 MLB Postseason.

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