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Sunday's MLB playoff action: Tigers vs. Orioles, Royals vs. Angels

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Two AL Central teams return home. One looks to avoid being swept, while the other looks to do some sweeping.

Patrick Smith

American League Divisional Series, Game 3

Baltimore Orioles @ Detroit Tigers

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3:45 ET

TV: TBS

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In the day's first game the Orioles try to sweep the Tigers, a result I know most of us would be very happy with. Basic probability says Baltimore will win the series, because they've got three chances to find another win. It will be a tough task to finish things though, as the series shifts to Detroit and David Price takes the mound.

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Today's Lineups

BALTIMORE ORIOLES DETROIT TIGERS
Nick Markakis - RF Ian Kinsler - 2B
Steve Pearce - 1B Torii Hunter - RF
Adam Jones - CF Miguel Cabrera - 1B
Nelson Cruz - DH Victor Martinez - DH
Delmon Young - LF J.D. Martinez - LF
J.J. Hardy - SS Alex Avila - C
Nick Hundley - C Nick Castellanos - 3B
Ryan Flaherty - 3B Andrew Romine - SS
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Don Kelly - CF
Bud Norris - RHP David Price - LHP

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American League Divisional Series, Game 3

Los Angeles Angels @ Kansas City Royals

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 7:37 ET

TV: TBS

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Today's second game also features an AL Central team in a potential sweep, but there's a key difference, as Kansas City is looking to be the team holding the brooms. They've got their would-be ace on the mound and will be in front of a very excited home crowd. When the playoffs began  (with Tuesday's Wild Card Game) I was rooting against the Royals, but pretty mildly. I've surprised myself by finding my desire to see them lose grow with each game. Even more than Baltimore though, they're a heavy favorite to advance to the ALCS.

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Today's Lineups

LOS ANGELES ANGELS KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Kole Calhoun - RF Alcides Escobar - SS
Mike Trout - CF Norichika Aoki - RF
Albert Pujols - 1B Lorenzo Cain - CF
Howie Kendrick - 2B Eric Hosmer - 1B
Erick Aybar - SS Billy Butler - DH
David Freese - 3B Alex Gordon - LF
Josh Hamilton - LF Salvador Perez - C
C.J. Cron - DH Omar Infante - 2B
Chris Iannetta - C Mike Moustakas - 3B
C.J. Wilson - LHP James Shields - RHP

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