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Oct. 9, 2019: MLB Daily Postseason Primer

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Rays extend their series to a fifth game with 4-1 win

Divisional Series - Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Four Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Today there will be two Game Fives, the first one will have repeat of the Game 2 staters, Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.

And then in the late game today, the Nationals will have Stephen Strasburg while the Dodgers will start Walker Buehler in their pivotal Game 5 matchup.

On Tuesday, the Astros lost to the Rays, the loss sets up a Game 5 finale at Houston on Thursday.

Astros at Rays - Game 4 (Tied 2-2)

Before Monday’s ALDS games, it was almost a foregone conclusion that the Astros and Yankees would each win their respective Game Threes and get some rest before the American League Championship Series starts on Saturday.

But the Rays had other things in mind, like going back to Houston to play Game 5 on Thursday.

The Rays jumped out in front of the Astros and Verlander and they kept the pressure on especially while Verlander was pitching.

The play of this series so far.

This made it 4-0, a score that was never really threatened after the relay play.

The Astros will have Gerrit Cole on the mound for Game 5 on Thursday, the Rays will counter with Tyler Glasnow.

Tuesday’s scoreboard

Rays 4, Astros 1

Wednesday’s schedule - Divisional Series

2:02 p.m. PT: Cardinals (Jack Flaherty) @ Braves (Mike Foltynewicz)

5:37 p.m.: Nationals (Stephen Strasburg) @ Dodgers (Walker Buehler)