2011 MLB Playoffs: 3 of 4 Division Series Match-ups are tied

3 10 2011
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The first 2 games of the League Division Series have been played and 3 lower ranked teams managed to steal home field advantage by beating the top ranked teams at home. Only the Milwaukee Brewers managed to go to Game 3 with a 2-0 lead.

American League:

Detroit Tigers 1 – 1 New York Yankees

Game 1: 9-3 for New York

Game 2: 5-3 for Detroit

Game 3 preview: After rains shuffled the pitching rotations of both teams, the 3rd game will be the battle of the aces as Justin Verlander will start against C.C. Sabathia at Comerica Park.

Tampa Bay Rays 1 – 1 Texas Rangers

Game 1: 9-0 for Tampa Bay

Game 2: 8-6 for Texas

Game 3 preview: Last year’s Cy Young award runner-up David Price will pitch against Colby Lewis, who never lost a game against the Rays. The game will be at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

National League:

St. Louis Cardinals 1 – 1 Philadelphia Phillies

Game 1: 11-6 for Philadelphia

Game 2: 5-4 for St. Louis

Game 3 preview: The first game at St. Louis will pit a match-up between Phillies’ Cole Hamels (14-9, 194Ks) against the Cardinals’ Jaime Garcia (13-7, 3.56 ERA).

Arizona Diamondbacks 0 – 2 Milwaukee Brewers

Game 1: 4-1 for Milwaukee

Game 2: 9-4 for Milwaukee

Game 3 preview: The Brewers will go for the sweep with Shaun Marcum (13-7, 1.16 WHIP) on the mound. Arizona will counter with Josh Collmenter (10-10, 1.07 WHIP).

The match-ups are pretty even and there is a big possibility that the top seeds in both leagues will not make it to the League Championship Series. Baseball has one of the most unpredictable and exciting playoff formats. Next year, 1 additional team per league is added in a new playoff format where Team 5 will be battle Team 4 in a Game 163 with the winner getting the wildcard spot.


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4 10 2011
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