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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Division Series Are Underway

Toronto and Cleveland gained early series advantages

MLB: ALDS-Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The playoffs are officially underway as the first two games of both of the American League Division Series took place yesterday.

The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers played their highly anticipated rematch from last year’s ALDS with Toronto busting out the lumber in a 10-1 rout. Meanwhile, in Cleveland, the Indians took the first game against the Boston Red Sox behind three homers and Andrew Miller’ dominance.

TBS for some reason thought Tyler Naquin was the first Indians outfielder to play in the post season since Larry Doby

Barry Bonds is out as the Marlins hitting coach, and it may have been thanks to an ultimatum from Don Mattingly

Former Rays manager Lou Pinella is one of the candidates up for selection into the Hall of Fame

There are four more playoff games slated for today as the National League Division Leagues were behind, while the second games of the ALDS will also take place

The Rays are always in need of catching help, so Derek Norris has to be on their radar. The Process Report looks at what happened to him during the 2016 season

The fan awful person who threw a can of beer at Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim has been arrested and charged with mischief