October 15, 2015

MLB CS half set

The ALCS is set to begin Friday now that both NLDS are complete.

It'll be the Toronto Blue Jays moving on after last night's 8-5 Game #5 victory over the Texas Rangers, a game featuring a fluke play in which Blue Jays' catcher, Russell Martin, accidentally hit the hand of Texas hitter, Shin-Soo Choo, on a throw back to the pitcher, the ball deflecting to the left side of the infield. A Texas base runner on third base, Rougned Odor, raced across home plate to break a 2-2 tie. Managers from both teams debated with the umpiring crew, who initially had sent Odor back to third base, then reversed themselves, having to conference for a crew-chief review of the official rules to verify Odor's scoring.

Toronto would go on to take the game, 6-3, icing the victory with a three-run Jose Bautista home run in the seventh inning.

In the other ALDS, the Kansas City Royals outlasted the upstart Houston Astros, 7-2, in a deciding Game #5.

The ALCS therefore, features the Blue Jays visiting the Royals, Friday, with a 6:30 p.m. CDT TV time of Fox.

On the NL side of the DS, The Chicago Cubs are waiting to find out who they will play in the NLCS which starts Saturday at the ball park of their opponent, to be decided tonight in L.A. when the Dodgers host the New York Mets in a Game #5 elimination game which will pit the winner against the Cubs.

The NLCS will begin in either New York or L.A.

The NLCS and the World Series are best of seven game series.