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Saturday MLB playoffs open thread: Giants and Nationals and Dodgers vs Cardinals

Can anyone win a home game (other than Baltimore, of course)?

Asdrubal Cabrera followed up Bryce Harper's tape-measure clout with a homer of his own in Game 1
Asdrubal Cabrera followed up Bryce Harper's tape-measure clout with a homer of his own in Game 1

Home teams in the Division Series are 2-4, with Baltimore winning both of them. Of course, if Detroit had any semblance of a bullpen, perhaps the road teams would have won all 6 games played so far.

Today both AL Division Series are off, so the NL takes center stage:

2014 NLDS Game 2

San Francisco at Washington, 5:30 PM (FS1)

San Francisco leads series 1-0

Late home runs by Bryce Harper and LGFT Asdrubal Cabrera weren't quite enough, as the Giants edged the Nationals 3-2. Today Washington sends Jordan Zimmerman to the mound; the last time Zimmerman appeared in a game, he threw a no-hitter.

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

Gregor Blanco - CF Denard Span - CF
Joe Panik - 2B Anthony Rendon - 3B
Buster Posey - C Jayson Werth - RF
Pablo Sandoval - 3B Adam LaRoche - 1B
Hunter Pence - RF Ian Desmond - SS
Brandon Belt - 1B Bryce Harper - LF
Brandon Crawford - SS Wilson Ramos - C
Travis Ishikawa - LF Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B
Tim Hudson - RHP Jordan Zimmermann - RHP

NLDS Game 2

St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9:30 PM (MLB Network)

St. Louis leads series 1-0

Yesterday a game started by Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright ended up with a 10-9 final score, which totally makes sense. Zack Greinke and Lance Lynn try to restore some sanity to the series tonight.

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

Matt Carpenter - 3B Dee Gordon - 2B
Jon Jay - CF Yasiel Puig - CF
Matt Holliday - LF Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Matt Adams - 1B Matt Kemp - RF
Jhonny Peralta - SS Hanley Ramirez - SS
Yadier Molina - C Carl Crawford - LF
Kolten Wong - 2B Juan Uribe - 3B
Randal Grichuk - RF A.J. Ellis - C
Lance Lynn - RHP Zack Greinke - RHP