The two road teams each won their NLDS Game 5 on Wednesday albeit in different ways.
The Houston Astros will try not to be the first 107-win team to go out in the Divisional Series as they host the Rays in their ALDS Game 5 later this afternoon.
Cardinals at Braves - Game 5 (Cardinals win 3-2)
The Cardinals took the crowd, the Braves and probably some of the TV audience out of it early when they scored a record amount of runs in the first inning.
The @Cardinals' 10 runs scored are the most EVER in the 1st inning of a #postseason game. pic.twitter.com/CUO6vyZj6i— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) October 9, 2019
After the Braves loss, catcher Brian McCann announced he was retiring
Congrats to my former teammate and current stepbrother on an amazing career. One of the best catchers of this generation and universally respected around the game. You’re going to love retirement bro! @Braves https://t.co/R61PlIqwHR— Mark Teixeira (@teixeiramark25) October 10, 2019
The Cardinals will host NLCS Game 1 on Friday because of what happened in the second NLDS Game 5 last night.
Nationals at Dodgers - Game 5 (Nationals win 3-2)
You can TBLA’s Game 5 recap here.
“People say it’s just a game. It’s a lot more than that.” A season-ending loss in a decisive Game 5 left the Dodgers distraught. ... https://t.co/LiDNzEuiKR— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) October 10, 2019
Thursday’s schedule - Divisional Series
4:07 p.m. PT: Rays (Tyler Glasnow) @ Astros (Gerrit Cole) (FS1)