#1: SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Author: laiyongcai92, Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:49 am ---- Chris Herrmann’s two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Seattle Mariners a 10-8 win over Oakland on Tuesday night http://www.dodgersfanproshop.com/authentic-yasiel-puig-jersey , clinching the AL West for Houston and leaving the Athletics with a wild-card matchup against the New York Yankees.Seattle overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit and dropped the A’s 2½ games behind the Yankees for home-field advantage in the Oct. 3 winner-take-all matchup. Oakland had been 68-0 when leading after seven innings.Denard Span hit a two-run double off Fernando Rodney in the eighth.Blake Treinen was one strike from closing out his 38th save in the ninth, but Nelson Cruz punched a two-out single, Ryon Healy reached when third baseman Matt Chapman bobbled his grounder for an error and Kyle Seager hit an RBI single. Treinen had allowed just one hit in his previous 13 appearances.Ben Gamel walked with one out in the 11th against Emilio Pagan (3-1), and Herrmann batted for Andrew Romine and sent an 0-1 fastball out to deep right-center field.Alex Colome (7-5) pitched the 11th for the victory.A day after clinching no worse than a wild-card berth, Oakland took a 6-3 lead in the first two innings off Mike Leake. Nick Martini had a two-run triple and Matt Joyce a two-run single off Leake, and Marcus Semien added his 14th home run leading off the fifth inning. But the A’s went scoreless after Matt Olson’s RBI double in the sixth inning.HELLO AGAINEdwin Diaz, the major league leader in saves, pitched the 10th for Seattle. Diaz had not pitched since Sept. 17, when he collected his 56th save.PLAYOFF PLANSOakland manager Bob Melvin said the priority in the coming days will be making sure the A’s regulars get a chance at some rest so they are fresh when the postseason begins. Melvin indicated getting his guys rest would take priority over trying to chase down the Yankees in an attempt to have the wild=card game at home and not in New York. The A’s gave Khris Davis and Stephen Piscotty the night off on Tuesday.“There is definitely a balance to this but I think the depth of our team allows us to be confident with who we give a day off to, whether it’s in the lineup or in the bullpen,” Melvin said. “But it is important at this point if time in the season that once we get to the postseason that guys are fresh. It’s just as much of a mental grind as it is a physical grind too. One of the strengths of our team is we use all our guys.”The one guy that may not get any rest is Matt Olson Hyun-Jin Ryu Jersey , who has a chance at playing in 162 games. Melvin said he probably won’t start Olson at least one game against the Angels this weekend but will do what he can to make sure Olson reaches his goal of playing in every regular season game.As for pitching, Melvin said the staff hasn’t figured out who would pitch this weekend against the Angels, let alone in a wild card game.“We’re leaving everything open,” Melvin said.UP NEXTAthletics: RHP Edwin Jackson (6-3) makes his 17th start since joining the A’s on June 25. Jackson has a 3.18 ERA in his 16 starts, the fourth lowest in the American League during that stretch.Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (8-13) makes what is likely his last start of the season. Hernandez will finish the year with a career-worst ERA (currently 5.46) and the 13 losses are one shy of his career-high. The Boston Red Sox have powered their way through the playoffs, and now they wait to find out who they will play in the 2018 World Series.The team swept three games in Houston to win the American League Championship Series in five games, using clutch power hitting from ALCS Most Valuable Player Jackie Bradley Jr., Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez to defeat the defending World Series champion Houston Astros.The Sox also received brilliant outfield defense from Bradley, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi, along with excellent pitching from Nathan Eovaldi, Rick Porcello and David Price to advance.Neither top starter Chris Sale nor ace closer Craig Kimbrel were at their best Jose Fernandez Jersey , but the Red Sox were still able to vanquish their respected opponents. World Series ScheduleTuesday, October 23 (Game 1): NL winner at Boston Red SoxWednesday, October 24 (Game 2):NLwinner atBoston Red SoxFriday, October 26 (Game 3):Boston Red Sox at NL winnerSaturday, October 27 (Game 4):Boston Red Sox atNL winnerSunday, October 28 (Game 5, if necessary):Boston Red Sox atNL winnerTuesday, October 30 (Game 6, if necessary):NLwinner atBoston Red SoxWednesday, October 31 (Game 7, if necessary):NLwinner at Boston Red SoxThe Red Sox will open the World Series at home Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers or Milwaukee Brewers. The Dodgers lead the National League Championship Series 3-2 heading into Friday's sixth game. If the Dodgers can win either Friday or Saturday http://www.marlinsfanproshop.com/authentic-martin-prado-jersey , they will get back to the World Series for the second year in a row.However, if the Brewers win Games 6 and 7, they will represent the National League in the World Series for the first time in team history. The Brewers went to the World Series in 1982 as the American League champions but switched leagues after the 1997 season.The Brewers lost their only World Series appearance in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1982. The Dodgers lost to the Astros in seven games last year.The Red Sox have won their three most recent World Series appearances in 2004, 2007 and 2013. NLCS Game 6When:Friday, Oct. 19, at 8:39 p.m. ETWhere:Miller Park in MilwaukeeTV:FS1Live Stream:Fox Sports GoThe Dodgers are giving Hyun-Jin Ryu the ball in Game 6, while the Brewers have designated Wade Miley as their starter.This may sound familiar since Miley opened Game 5 in Los Angeles for the Brew Crew, but manager Craig Counsell removed him after one batter.That bit of subterfuge did not work for the Brewers since they lost the game and find themselves on the brink of elimination. However, Miley was effective in Game 2 of the series as he pitched 5.2 innings and allowed two hits.Ryu also started in Game 2, giving up two runs and six hit in 4.1 innings. He had been much better against the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS.The Brewers struggled to hit in their three games in Los Angeles, and they hope to get the big bats of Christian Yelich Andre Dawson Jersey , Jesus Aguilar and Travis Shaw going. Those three combined for 103 home runs during the regular season.The Dodgers are looking for production from Justin Turner, Manny Machado and Cody Bellinger. Turner has proved to be one ofthe sport's best postseason hitters, and he has a career slash line of .313/.433/.531 with seven home runs and 30 runs batted in.Game 6 of the NLCS is considered dead even by the handicappers. Both the Dodgers and Brewers are minus-110 in the game, per OddsShark. This means that a gambler would have to risk $110 on either team to win $100.The Dodgers are minus-400 to win the National League pennant while the Brewers are plus-300. The Red Sox are minus-150 to win the World Series, while the Dodgers are plus-190 and the Brewers are plus-650 to land the championship. PredictionsThe Brewers should benefit from their return to Miller Park and their supportive fans. Game 6 in Milwaukee should be close, but look for Yelich or Shaw to come through with the big hits that force a seventh game.We see the Brewers surviving that finale as the Dodgers' all-or-nothing approach at the plate is likely to fail. Machado or Turner could hit solo home runs, but they will fall short of matching Milwaukee's production.That will set the stage for a Boston-Milwaukee World Series. Earlier in the postseason, the Brewers looked like they were on a magical run, but that may be over.Boston is the better team and will beat the Brewers in six games.World Series tickets can be purchased throughStubHub.NLCS tickets can be purchased through StubHub.