The GIST: Forget spooky season, nothing gives us goosebumps quite like win-or-go-home October baseball.
- Elsewhere, amidst another round of , the Houston Astros eliminated the Chicago White Sox with yesterday’s 10–1 Game 4 win.
- Beginning on Friday, the ’stros will face manager Alex Cora’s Red Sox in the ALCS. Reminder: Cora was heavily involved in the that still looms over the Astros today. We live for the drama.
National League (NL): One team has advanced to the NLCS, but it’ll come down to a winner-take-all Game 5 to decide the final spot. Thanks to a clutch solo home run from 2020 NL MVP Freddie Freeman, the Atlanta Braves eliminated the Milwaukee Brewers with yesterday’s 5–4 win. While we’re eliminating things, let’s next, ’kay?
- Meanwhile, the defending champion LA Dodgers won at home to force a decisive Game 5 in the Bay vs. the San Francisco Giants tomorrow at 9:07 p.m. ET. Getcha popcorn ready.