Friday, September 30th, 2011

Finally. The 2011 Playoffs Begin

What a night on Wednesday. The Philadelphia Phillies needed extra innings to eliminate the Atlanta Braves from National League Wild Card contention. The St. Louis Cardinals needed to beat the Houston Astros to win the wild card. They did that easily. The Boston Red Sox needed a win over the Baltimore Orioles to stay alive in the American League Wild Card race, but couldn't manage. And on top of that, the Tampa Bay Rays needed to comeback from a 7-run deficit against the New York Yankees in the eighth inning to win the AL Wild Card. That's exactly what happened.

So, the playoff picture is set. And, it begins tonight with the American League.

American League Division Series - Best of Five
September 30-October 6


Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees
Game 1 - Yankee Stadium
Game 2 - Yankee Stadium
Game 3 - Comerica Park
Game 4 - Comerica Park*
Game 5 - Yankee Stadium*

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers
Game 1 - Rangers Ballpark
Game 2 - Rangers Ballpark
Game 3 - Tropicana Field
Game 4 - Tropicana Field*
Game 5 - Rangers Ballpark*

National League Division Series - Best of Five
October 1-7


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Game 1 - Citizens Bank Park
Game 2 - Citizens Bank Park
Game 3 - Busch Stadium
Game 4 - Busch Stadium*
Game 5 - Citizens Bank Park*

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Game 1 - Miller Park
Game 2 - Miller Park
Game 3 - Chase Field
Game 4 - Chase Field*
Game 5 - Miller Park*


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