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Kevin Cash may be second guessing himself for not pulling Ryan Yarbrough an inning earlier after Gleyber Torres turned a 2-1 Yankees lead into a 4-1 lead with a two-run home run. Yarbrough is pretty effective against righties, it was the bottom of the Yankee lineup and Yarbrough had been pitching well, plus Cash didn’t necessarily want to over-extend his top three relievers over four innings, knowing the Rays still have a Game 5 in their back pocket.
Atlanta Braves sweep Miami Marlins on strength of lights-out pitching
Behind six shutout innings from Kyle Wright, the Braves finished a three-game sweep of the Marlins on Thursday with their fourth shutout victory of the postseason.
High-powered Houston Astros eliminate Oakland Athletics to reach ALCS
After a sluggish regular season, the Houston Astros’ offense continued its resurgence Thursday with an 11-6 win over the Oakland Athletics in Game 4 of the AL Division Series, sending the Astros to the AL Championship Series.
2020 MLB playoffs: Three questions for Oakland Athletics after being eliminated from postseason
Here’s what’s next for Oakland following its ALDS defeat to the rival Astros.
MLB playoffs 2020: Takeaways from all four of Thursday’s division series games
Houston’s bats continued to sizzle in eliminating Oakland, while Atlanta finished off Miami for an NLDS sweep.
Braves advance to first NLCS in 19 years
Cristian Pache catches the final out of the game to send Atlanta to their first NLCS in 19 years.
Braves’ offense punches NLCS ticket
Atlanta scores seven runs to defeat the Marlins and advance to the NLCS.