Recap of the MLB Playoffs

Recap of the MLB Playoffs

The American League had the Baltimore Orioles and the Houston Astros in the bye, and the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League. The American League also had the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays. The National League had the Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Twins defeated the Blue Jays with ease, the Rangers defeated the Rays, the Phillies defeated the Marlins, and most shocking, the Diamondbacks beat the Brewers.

The National League Divisional Series had the Diamondbacks facing the star-filled Dodgers. The Diamondbacks, surprising to all, swept the Dodgers 3-0 in a five game series. 

The other matchup in the NLDS had the two most exciting teams in the league, the Phillies and the Braves. The Braves finished this season with the most wins in the entire MLB playoffs, but it wasn’t enough to face off against the Phillies and star outfielder, Bryce Harper. The Phillies took the series in four games.

On the other side of the bracket, the defending champions Houston Astros had to take on the Minnesota Twins. The Astros also defeated them in four games.

The Rangers and the Orioles faced each other in the other ALDS matchup and the Rangers beat the number one team in the AL in four games.

With the Diamondbacks being in the National League Championship Series, people were expecting their run to end against Philadelphia. It seemed like that when the Phillies jumped to a 2-0 lead in the series, but NLCS MVP Ketel Marte and the Diamondbacks brought it back and shocked everyone in game seven.

The Rangers came into the Astros series with the hottest offense still in the playoffs, and it continued. Right fielder Adolis Garcia continued his reign of terror on teams and won ALCS MVP, beating the Astros in seven games.

The World Series hosted the star studded Rangers, and the young Diamondbacks. Game one was one of the more exciting games in recent World Series history, with Shortstop Corey Seager hitting a game tying two-run homerun to tie it up in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending it to extra innings. Garcia ended that game, hitting a walk-off homerun in the 11th inning. The Rangers ended up winning the world series in just five games in a seven game series.

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