Matt Collins | Over the Monster: The Red Sox held on to beat the Rays 6-5 to advance to the ALCS. Kiké Hernández knocked in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly to left field. The Red Sox will not have home-field advantage against the Astros or the White Sox in the next round.
Cody McCartney | Talking Chop: Atlanta beat the Brewers 3-0 to go up in the series 2-1. Joc Pederson hit his second pinch-hit homer of the series, a three-run shot, to give Ian Anderson and the Atlanta staff all the offense they needed. Milwaukee has scored two runs in three games, and they’ve tallied just four extra-base hits.
Yasi Khan | McCovey Chronicles: Max Scherzer regained his form and had a four-foot-wide strike zone to work with, but the Giants held the Dodgers scoreless for the second time in three games. Evan Longoria hit a solo home run through howling winds, and Camilo Doval recorded a six-out save. The Giants are up 2-1 in the series.
Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer to deliver the biggest blow in the Red Sox’ victory.
Joctober is alive and well.
Brandon Crawford saved a run with a leaping catch.