The Rays completed a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend and locked up the top seed. They will host the Blue Jays in the first round. As for game times:
#Rays play #BlueJays at 5 pm on Tuesday and 4 pm Wednesday— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) September 28, 2020
Full schedule here.
Rays head into the playoffs with some fuel from last years loss to the Astros.
Sandy Alomar will manage Cleveland through the playoffs.
The Brewers turned a triple play during their loss to the Cardinals.
Ron Roenicke was dismissed by the Red Sox.
Ron Roenicke is out as Red Sox manager. Cue the Alex Cora speculation.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 27, 2020
The Brewers and the Astros became the first teams to make the playoffs with a losing record since the 1981 Royals (in a strike shortened season).
If you see it Tweeted today that the Brewers and Astros are the first teams to make the postseason with losing records, that's incorrect. I made the same mistake myself before @jazayerli corrected me.— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) September 27, 2020
The 1981 Royals (50-53) made the playoffs in the split-season strike year.
Hunter Pence calls it a career. He also enjoyed himself on Sunday.
Hunter Pence really is Forever Giant pic.twitter.com/K9U4iOpHIi— Cut4 (@Cut4) September 27, 2020
The Angels fired GM Billy Eppler.
Angels fire GM Eppler after another losing season https://t.co/6q6TmG1Phz The great Bob Verdi once wrote, "when a team's at the bottom, the problem is usually at the top." And he meant high above the GM's office, especially in the case of this team.— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) September 28, 2020
Billy Hamilton stole home...and hit a homer.