The Indians left Adam Plutko off their postseason roster, but do have Bradley Zimmer and Adam Cimber on it. That’s the transaction news of the day. In non-transaction news ...
Astros 4, Twins 1
The bad news: The Astros won.
The good news: Sergio Romo blew the game (with some help from bad defense) and Michael Brantley was the one to break it open.
Houston only needed 2 pitchers in this one. After a surprisingly quick hook for greinke, Framber Valdez was great. He walked the first 2 batters he faced, so I didn’t think I’d be writing that sentence, but baseball is weird like that.
The Twins’ playoff losing streak has reached 17 games.
White Sox 4, Athletics 1
Lucas Giolito’s 6 perfect innings to start off this game set the tone. Adam Engel and Jose Abreu provided the offense.
Rays 3, Blue Jays 1
Blake Snell gave up just one hit across 5.2 innings and struck out 9. The runs came via small ball and a Manny Margot 2-run homer. Old friend AJ Cole had a great year for TOronto, but did not fare well in this contest.
Yankees 68, Indians -1
All you need to know is that Adam Cimber pitched.