MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2020, ALWC (HOU/MIN)

(originally written October 2020)

Wild Card Round Matchups: TOR/TB  CHW/OAK  HOU/MIN  NYY/CLE  MIL/LAD  CIN/ATL  MIA/CHC  STL/SD

Division Series Matchups: NYY/TB  HOU/OAK  SD/LAD  MIA/ATL

Championship Series Matchups: HOU/TB  ATL/LAD

World Series Matchup: TB/LAD

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AL Wild Card Series: Astros At Twins
AL Wild Card Series: Astros At Twins

#3 seed Minnesota won 36 times during the regular season, tied with Oakland for second-most in the AL. #6 seed Houston stumbled into the playoffs with three straight season-ending losses and a 29-31 record. Who would YOU wager on?

Cruz Opens The Scoring, Game 1
Cruz Opens The Scoring, Game 1

Whenever you limit a man with 417 career bombs to a double in a key situation, a part of you might be relieved. Cruz went oppo against Houston's Zack Greinke in the 3rd, barely scoring Max Kepler from first base.

Astros Close Out Game 2
Astros Close Out Game 2

Astros CL Ryan Pressly followed Javier's three shutout, hitless innings with a 1-2-3 9th (including an iffy check-swing K of Sano), sealing the 3-1 victory and an upset sweep of the three-game series. Minnesota finished the series with seven total hits and a slashline of .119/.246/.153 (even WITH Cruz's contributions.)

AL Wild Card Series: Astros At Twins
AL Wild Card Series: Astros At Twins

#3 seed Minnesota won 36 times during the regular season, tied with Oakland for second-most in the AL. #6 seed Houston stumbled into the playoffs with three straight season-ending losses and a 29-31 record. Who would YOU wager on?

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