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Octoberfest: Celebrating the hits, runs and errors of the playoffs

Los Angeles Dodgers' shortstop Corey Seager is congratulated

Los Angeles Dodgers' shortstop Corey Seager is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a home-run against the Washington Nationals in the first inning on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Photo Credit: EPA / JIM LO SCALZO


NLDS Game 2

Dodgers at Nationals

Time, TV


ALDS Game 3

Indians at Red Sox

4 p.m. TBS

Josh Tomlin (13-9) vs. Clay

Buchholz (8-10)

Rangers at Blue Jays

7:30 p.m., TBS

TBD vs. Aaron Sanchez (15-2)


Ezequiel Carrera, Troy Tulowitzki, Kevin Pillar and Edwin Encarnacion hit home runs for the Blue Jays Friday, but their 4-HR effort didn’t even crack the top five for most dingers by a team in a postseason game. The leaders:


2015 Cubs: NLDS Game 3 ( Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jayson Heyward, Jorge Soler, Dexter Fowler)


1928 Yankees: WS, Game 4 (Babe Ruth-3, Lou Gehrig, Cedric Durst)

1984 Cubs: NLCS Game 1 (Ron Cey, Bob Dernier, Gary Matthews-2, Rick Sutcliffe)

1989 Athletics: WS Game 3 (Dave Henderson-2, Tony Phillips, Jose Canseco, Carney Lansford)

2004 Cardinals: NLDS Game 1 (Jim Edmonds, Mike Matheny, Albert Pujols, Larry Walker-2

2005 White Sox: ALDS Game 1: Paul Konerko, A.J. Pierzynski-2), Scott Podsednik, Juan Uribe


By hitting a 430-foot blast against Max Scherzer on Friday, 22-year-old Corey Seager became the youngest Dodger to homer in the postseason. Dodgers Pistol Pete Reiser, Mike Marshall and Mike Scioscia also hit postseason homers before their 23rd birthday.


Solly Hofman’s one-out single brought home Frank Schulte with the tying run and Frank Chance with the lead run as the Cubs scored six times in the top of the ninth to beat the Tigers, 10-6, in Game 1 of the 1908 World Series. Only 10,812 were in attendance at Detroit’s Bennett Park.


The postponement of yesterday’s Nationals-Dodgers game brings to mind the famous rain delay of Game 5 in the weather-ravaged 2008 World Series between the Phillies and Rays. This game that started on Oct. 27 and concluded on Oct. 29 after being stopped in the bottom of the sixth, at 10:40 p.m. (MLB rules dictate that World Series games must be played to completion, so no rain-shortened games.) Although the game, a 4-3 Phillies victory, spanned three days, the official time of game is listed as 3 hours, 28 minutes.


Two of these eight teams will play for the 2016 world championship. Their last appearances, if any, in the Fall Classic:

1945 Cubs

1988 Dodgers

1993 Blue Jays

1997 Indians

2011 Rangers

2013 Red Sox

2014 Giants

Nationals, founded as the Montreal Expos in 1969, have never been to the World Series.


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