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The MLB postseason begins today

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All eight American League teams play today

Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

I hope you like playoff baseball, because you’re going to be getting a lot of it today. The 2020 MLB postseason kicks off with four games lasting from 11 a.m. PT through likely about 7 p.m. PT. That’s nothing. Wait until you see the schedule for Wednesday.

There are only four games today, and they’re all the American League matchups. Just a friendly reminder, this first round is a best-of-three series. Yup, I can’t get over it either. So if you lose two games, you’re out. The good thing is that the better teams have home-field advantage at least. Oh, wait. Yeah. If Rob Manfred never does this whole 16-team playoff again, I wouldn’t be too upset.

Before we get to the schedule of games, just a reminder that the Dodgers play the Milwaukee Brewers at 7 p.m. PT on Wednesday on ESPN.

Tuesday MLB playoff schedule

  • 11 a.m. PT: No. 6 Astros at No. 3 Twins (ABC)
  • 12 p.m.: No. 7 White Sox at No. 2 Athletics (ESPN)
  • 2 p.m.: No. 8 Blue Jays at No. 1 Rays (TBS)
  • 4 p.m.: No. 5 Yankees at No. 4 Indians (ESPN)

Dodgers links

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) announced today a $304,400 award to support Liberty Hill’s California Funders for Boys and Men of Color: Our Kids, Our Future Fund (CFBMoC). The funds include a generous match from Ellen and Clayton Kershaw, proceeds from the Dodgers Opening Day Black Lives Matter auction and sales of special-edition shirts.
  • Jay Johnstone, the fun-loving outfielder who was best known for his clubhouse pranks and a dramatic pinch-hit home run that helped the Dodgers win the 1981 World Series, died Saturday at the age of 74. He died of complications from COVID-19.
  • Mookie Betts’ postseason stats aren’t great, but his greatness infuses key moments