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Estevão is a sportswriter from Brazil. You can also find his work at Diamond-Digest and Pinstripe Alley. Or perhaps you might have seen his work at FanGraphs, where he wrote about Clayton Kershaw’s heavy breaking ball usage among other things. You can follow him on Twitter at @estevao_maximo.

Wednesday schedule: ALCS begins in Houston & NLCS Game 2

Justin Verlander highlights a day of strong pitching in the MLB playoffs, starting Game 1 of the ALCS for the Astros against the Yankees in Houston. Earlier in the day, the Padres and Phillies battle in Game 2 of the NLCS in San Diego.

Heaney upped the Dodgers chances for a Game 4 win

Andrew Heaney pitched three innings of relief in Game 3, standing out on a rather disappointing playoff night for the Dodgers, and helped set up the pitching staff for potential success in Game 4.

Bellinger’s elite defense is keeping him in the lineup

Cody Bellinger has struggled all season at the plate and has just one hit in six at-bats so far in the NLDS. But his excellent catch in centerfield in Game 2 illustrated why Bellinger remains in the Dodgers lineup, at least against right-handed pitchers.

NLDS Game 1 chat

The Dodgers play the Padres in Game 1 of the NLDS on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Urías vs. Clevinger is a Dodgers’ advantage in Game 1

Julio Urías starts for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS, facing Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger in the biggest pitching matchup of the series.

Dodgers await winner of Padres vs. Mets Game 3

The wild card round concludes Sunday with only one more game. The Padres and Mets battle at Citi Field in Game 3 for the right to advance to play the Dodgers in the National League Division Series.

Dodgers face an NLDS challenge whether facing the Mets or Padres

The Dodgers will face either the Mets or Padres in the National league Division Series. Here’s a look at the strengths and weaknesses of each potential Los Angeles opponent.

Julio Urías finishes strong, Dodgers offense does not

Julio Urías ends the year with another strong start, but the Dodgers offense has scored only four runs in a three-game losing streak to the Rockies.

Dodgers vs. Rockies Game XVIII chat

The Dodgers take another crack at win number 111, playing the Rockies at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers walk eight times, but lose to Padres on a free pass

Dodgers and Padres play an ugly game that ends in favor of the home team in 10 innings.