The MLB Playoffs continued on Wednesday with one of the busiest days we’ve seen: eight playoff baseball games. Four of those were Game 2’s in the AL’s Wild Card round, and that meant that it was an elimination game for some. Three of the four did indeed meet that fate. The Minnesota Twins, who lost for the 18th consecutive postseason game, are now out having lost 3-1 at home to the Houston Astros. Carlos Correa’s solo shot gave them the go-ahead and they went on and held on to it.
Elsewhere, the Tampa Bay Rays defended home turf against the Toronto Blue Jays by winning 8-2 to advance. Hunter Renfroe helped them win their first postseason series in 12 years with a grand slam in the second that gave them a 7-0 lead the Jays couldn’t climb back from. And then, of course, the night cap saw the New York Yankees knock the Cleveland Indians out by a 10-9 score. DJ Lemahieu, the Yankees’ unsung hero, had a tiebreaking single that proved to be the winning run in a high-scoring affair. In the other AL game of the day, the Oakland A’s won 5-3 over the Chicago White Sox to keep that series going into Thursday.