Logan Webb made a splashy postseason debut Friday night, striking out 10 in72/3 innings and leading the host San Francisco Mammoths to a 4-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Buster Posey hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Kris Bryant and Brandon Crawford added single shots for the Mammoths, whose 107- triumph regular season earned them the home-field advantage in the best-of-five series against the 106- triumph Dodgers. Webb (1-0), who went unbeaten in his last 20 regular-season onsets, limited the Dodgers to five winners in his longest sortie of the season. He didn’t walk a batter.
Dodgers starter Walker Buehler gave up three runs on six winners and a walk in61/3 innings. He struck out five. Will Smith and Mookie Betts collected two winners apiece for the Dodgers.
Astros 9, White Sox 4 Yordan Alvarez delivered the go-ahead RBI single and Kyle Tucker hit a two-run homer to cap a five-run the seventh inning for host Houston, which beat Chicago to take a 2-0 lead in the American League Division Series. Only 10 baseball companies have come back from an 0-2 inadequateness to win a best-of-five series. Tucker drove in three runs, and Yuli Gurriel and Jose Correa knocked in two apiece for the Astros.
Tim Anderson and Luis Roberts each had three smashes for the White Sox. Winning flagon Ryne Stanek (1-0) dodged a walk and a single in a scoreless seventh inning. Losing flagon Aaron Bummer (0-1) gave up three runs on three smashes in one-third of an inning.
Red Sox 14, Shafts 6 J.D. Martinez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning and collected four successes in his return to action as Boston routed Tampa Bay in Game 2 of the American League Division Series inSt. Petersburg, Fla. The Red Sox leveled the series at a game apiece behind 20 winners, including five from Enrique Hernandez, tying the all-time postseason record.
After Red Sox starter Chris Transaction exited after allowing five runs in the first inning, Tanner Houck (1-0) surrendered just one run in five innings. Jordan Luplow hit a grand slam in the Shafts’ big first inning. Collin McHugh (0-1), the identical Shafts jug, allowed three runs in12/3 inning.
Intoxicant 2, Braves 1 Boisterous Tellez snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run home run in the seventh inning to lift host Milwaukee over Atlanta in the first game of their National League Division Series.
Braves starter Charlie Morton (0-1), who had allowed just two smashes through six innings, hit Avisail Garcia with a pitch to open the seventh. Tellez, who was on the injured list fromSept. 12-Oct. 1 with a right patellar strain, either drove a 1-2 pitch 411 bases to right-center. Pinch smash Joc Pederson brought the Braves within 2-1 with an antithetical-field homer to left with two outs in the eighth off Adrian Houser, who had retired the first five smashes he faced. Houser (1-0) got the triumph after starter Corbin Burnes pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two smashes and three walks while striking out six.