Through four games in the Major League Baseball playoffs we’ve already got a team who will be watching the remainder of the action from the comfort of their couches. The Atlanta Braves fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers last night 4-3, sending them back to Hotlanta with a sour taste in their mouths. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says this loss is going to sting for a while.
On the other side of the spectrum, the Tampa Bay Rays were able to stay alive with a Jose Lobaton solo shot in the bottom of the ninth as the Rays beat Boston 5-4. Lobaton’s teammate Evan Longoria, who also went yard last night, says hits like those are what give teams confidence moving forward.
The Rays are back in action tonight at Tropicana Field, again looking to avoid elimination.
The AL counterpart matchup between the Oakland A’s and Detroit Tigers will continue today as well, as the A’s look to close out the Tigers in Game 4.
Over on the NL side, the Cardinals forced a Game 5 with a 2-1 victory over the Pirates on Monday night. Those two take the clay again on Wednesday in a do-or-die for both teams with the game in St. Louis.