The first Friday of the MLB playoffs has become a day many baseball fans look forward to. The reason: It’s the one day of the playoffs where it’s guaranteed that all four Division Series games will be played (assuming no weather issues). It has become a great day of baseball to watch, starting up in the afternoon and going until the late hours of the night.
Leading off the day are the AL Division Series, where the Astros and Indians try to take 2-0 leads while the Red Sox and Yankees try to even the series. Then, in the evening, It’s action on both coasts as Cubs-Nationals starts the night, and Diamondbacks-Dodgers finishes it.
Here’s the full schedule for today:
Boston (93-69) @ Houston (101-61), 1:00 p.m. CDT, FS1
Astros Lead 1-0
Drew Pomeranz (17-6, 3.32 ERA, 3.81 FIP) vs. Dallas Keuchel (14-5, 2.90 ERA, 3.79 FIP)
New York (91-71) @ Cleveland (102-60), 4:00 p.m. CDT, MLB Network
Indians Lead 1-0
CC Sabathia (14-5, 3.69 ERA, 4.49 FIP) vs. Corey Kluber (18-4, 2.25 ERA, 2.50 FIP)
Chicago (92-70) @ Washington (97-65), 6:30 pm CDT, TBS
Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.03 ERA, 3.88 FIP) vs. Stephen Strasburg (15-4, 2.52 ERA, 2.72 FIP)
Arizona (93-69) @ Los Angeles (104-58), 9:30 pm CDT, TBS
Taijuan Walker (9-9, 3.49 ERA, 4.04 FIP) vs. Clayton Kershaw (18-4, 2.31 ERA, 3.07 FIP)
Statistics courtesy of FanGraphs