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Top play in MLB Division Series: Padres Dodgers in action

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The American League and National League Divisional Series kicked off on Tuesday, with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres clashing in Chavez Valley.

Earlier in the day, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros scored an unlikely come-from-behind victory over the Seattle Mariners with a walk-off home run from Jordan Alvarez. I played against Z.

Here are the top plays from Tuesday’s matchup:

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Already 1-0 lead

Trea Turner gave the Dodgers an early lead and hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning.

Dodgers win 1-0 with Trea Turner’s solo homer

Trea Turner hit a solo home run to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead over the Padres.

Make it two!

Dodgers catcher Will Smith’s double was followed by Max Muncy’s single in midfield, scoring Smith and giving Los Angeles a 2–0 lead.

Dodgers take the lead again

Turner and Smith teamed up to help the Dodgers score their third run of the night. After Turner’s double, Smith followed suit with his second double of the night, scoring Turner and making it 3–0 in the third.

Dodgers knock out Clevinger

Gavin Lux himself went into the RBI double mix in the third inning and threw one to Smith-scoring right field to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead and end the night for Padres starter Mike Clevinger. .

The Dodgers went 5–0 late in the inning when Cody Bellinger’s ground ball was not fielded cleanly by Will Myers, allowing runners to score and keep the bases loaded.

padres on board

Myers hit a solo shot to left field in the top of the fifth to put the Padres on the board.

there is a ball game

After a right single by Jake Cronenworth and a double to left center by Kim Hason, Trent Grisham grounded to blind out Cronenworth to make it 5-2.

After that, Austin Nora hit a shallow fly to the left. Kim tagged on the play and thrashed out a throw to the plate to cut the deficit to 5-3.

New York Yankees 4, Cleveland Guardians 1

Cleveland breaks the ice

Cleveland jumped out to an early 1–0 lead when Stephen Kwan hit a home run into right field off Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole.

prompt response

Harrison Bader hit a home run for the Yankees late in the bottom of the third, striking out Guardians starting pitcher Cal Quantrill. The homers tied the game one by one.

home run or not?

Josh Donaldson thought he hit a home run to right field. However, deep his fly his ball hit the wall and bounced into the field, allowing the Guardians to tag a confused Donaldson, who was jogging the bases.

An error helped the Yankees score

Isiah Kiner Whalefa then made up for Donaldson’s baserun error in the subsequent at-bat and singled to right field. Guardian right fielder Oscar Gonzalez misplayed the ball, causing it to roll into the wall and Kiner Falefa to advance to third.

Jose Trevino hit a sack fly in the second half of the fifth to score Kynar Falefa and give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.

spread the lead

Anthony Rizzo added to the Yankees’ lead when he crushed Quantrill’s cutter about 378 feet into right field, and a two-run homer extended the lead to 4-1 and ended Quantrill’s day in sixth place.

The Yanks bullpen handled business

The Guardians hit an RBI tie in the seventh inning, but Jonathan Loaisiga made an inning-ending double play by bringing down Amed Rosario. Josh Naylor scored a double play in his eighth, and Clay Holmes closed it out for the Yankees in his ninth.

Houston Astros 8, Seattle Mariners 7

Mariners get off to a fast start

The Mariners’ first two batters reached base to start the game. Two batters later, Cal Rowley drew first blood for Seattle on an RBI single to right field from Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander. However, the Mariners were unable to push another run across the plate despite having a runner in the corner with him one out.

The moment J-Rod met

After walking to lead the game, Julio Rodriguez hit a two-run double to right center field in the top of the second inning to give Seattle a 3–0 lead.

more damage

After hitting a single in his first at-bat, Ty France singled to center field in his second at-bat to drive in Rodriguez in Seattle’s fourth run.

cut the lead in half

Down 4–0 with two outs in the bottom of the third, Alvarez gave the defending AL champions a boost. The Astros left fielder doubled on him from the left field wall and scored two runs. Houston cut the lead to his 4-2.

Mariners score 1 point

JP Crawford hit a solo homer in the top of the fourth to give Seattle a 5-2 lead.

more attacks

After Rodriguez reached base for the third time, France ripped an RBI double off the left field wall to make it 6-2.

It would be Verlander’s final innings. A right-handed pitcher, he threw 81 pitches (54 strikes) in 4 innings, giving up 6 runs, an 11th-base runner (10 hits, 1 walk).

Houston’s answer

After Seattle hit two runs in the top half of the top of the fourth, Yuri Gurriel led off the bottom of the inning with a solo home run to left.

Logan Gilbert 5.1 innings

Seattle drew the starting pitcher in the sixth inning. In his first MLB postseason start, Gilbert gave up 3 runs, 7 base runners (5 hits, 2 walks), threw 84 pitches (53 strikes), and struck out 5 batters.

set lead back to 4

Eugenio Suárez hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning on the left side, and hit the second hit of the day. Homer put Seattle up 7-3.

Astros return

Alex Bregman hit Mariners reliever Andrés Muñoz deep into left field in the bottom of the eighth, a two-run homer that halved Seattle’s lead.

walk off home run

Houston had two runners on base in the ninth, and Seattle had Robbie Ray with two outs against Alvarez. Alvarez hit his third run homer in the walk-off to give the Astros the win.

Philadelphia Phillies 7, Atlanta Braves 6 (Game 1)

Phillies take the lead

After a pair of singles, Nick Castellanos hit an RBI single off Braves starting pitcher Max Freed to right field to give the Phillies a 1–0 lead in the top of the first.

there is one more

In the at-bat after the Castellanos got the Phillies on the board, Alec Bohm hit his own RBI single to right to extend the lead to 2–0.

huge play

Atlanta loaded the bases in the bottom of the first, but Philadelphia turned a William Contreras double play to get out of the jam.


On the second pitch in the bottom of the second, Travis Darneau hit Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez deep into left field. A home run cut the lead to 2-1.

2 more run innings

Bohm hit a sacrifice fly to center field. The next batter, Jean Segura, hit a single out to center to score Castellanos from second.

Phillies chase Freed

After two batters came on base in the top of the fourth, manager Brian Snicker took Freed out of the game in favor of Jesse Chavez. Freed threw 61 runs (45 strikes) in 3.1 innings in which he pitched 6 runs (4 earned runs), a ninth-base runner (8 hits, 1 walk).

timely hit

After Chavez retired the first batter he faced and deliberately walked Bryce Harper, Castellanos scored a two-out hit for Clutch. The Phillies right fielder hit a single from the left side of the infield, scoring two runs and giving the Phillies a 6-1 lead.

Philly pitching change

Manager Rob Thomson took Suarez out of the game in the bottom of the fourth in favor of Andrew Veratti. Suarez threw 86 pitches (46 strikes) in 3.1 innings in which he threw a run, an 8th base runner (5 walks, 3 hits).

another run

With Philadelphia leading 7–1, Edmundo Sosa hit a sacrifice fly to right center field to score Segura from third and knock Chavez out of the game.

Darneau does it all

The Braves catcher hit a two-run double to left in the bottom of the fifth to cut to a six-run deficit.

I see, it was interesting

Matt Olson hit a three-run homer centered off Zac Eflin in the bottom of the ninth to cut the Phillies’ six-run lead to one. Castellanos then followed with a diving grab on the right flank that Ephrin induced a groundout to secure the Phillies victory.

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