MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2019, ALWC
(originally written October 2019)
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Oakland had Rays SP Charlie Morton on the ropes in the 1st (loaded bases, 32 pitches) and put several other runners on. But Morton wiggled his way out of any serious trouble, allowing just the unearned run in five innings of work..
Not until the season's final day were all the playoff brackets settled, but now that they are, TSR gives you full rundowns of each clash. Here, we look back on the AL Wild Card Game.
If the WC Game named MVP's, it'd undoubtedly have been Rays 1B Yandy Diaz, who blasted two oppo HR off A's SP Sean Manaea (including a leadoff shot). Diaz, who only recently returned from a two-month absence (foot), added a single before being pinch-run for.