The Boston Red Sox managed to advance to the American League Championship Series, thanks in part to the connections of Christian Vázquez and Enrique Hernández, who emulated what David Ortiz did by hitting the decisive hits on his last chance on offense.
«Big Papi» made them for the Red-legged in the MLB postseason in 2004, when the team won two games in a row. That year the Dominican was in charge of leaving the New York Yankees on the ground with his hits out of the park in games 4 and 5.
Max Scherzer became the sixth pitcher to hit the 10-strikeout mark in five postseason games with his 7-inning performance Monday before the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB & Stats data.
In this way, the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher joined Randy Johnson, Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw, Cliff Lee and Bob Gibson as a member of this prestigious group.
The San Francisco Giants recorded 20 shutout victories in 2021 after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Monday night, according to the MLB statistics department.
The Bay team had the work from the mound of Alex Woods, who relied on a good defense from Brandon Crawford and the opportune bat of Evan Longoria with a home run to add the aforementioned number of wins that includes the regular round and the playoffs. .
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena proved in the 2021 Major League Baseball playoffs that his bat is made for these types of situations by recording 17 RBIs in his last 23 postseason games, according to MLB. & Stats.
Although the Tampa Bay team could not overcome the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series, Arozarena leaves as one of the most productive bats of this instance by the best club in the Eastern Division.