MLB Playoffs 2020: Day 3 Highlights, Scores, Takeaways

MLB Playoffs 2020: Day 3 Highlights, Scores, Takeaways

The third day of the MLB’s divisional series featured four exciting games from the two conferences, which means action-packed MLB odds. The remaining teams did their best to avoid elimination, but some seemed more motivated than the others.

Here are the latest tallies and events from the playoffs:

Braves, 2 Marlins 0 — Atlanta leads the series 2-0
Athletics 9, Astros 7 — Houston leads the series 2-1
Rays 8, Yankees 4 — Tampa Bay leads the series 2-1
Padres 6, Dodgers 5 — Los Angeles leads the series 1-0

Atlanta Braves, 2 vs Miami Marlins, 0

We haven’t seen the Braves in the NL Championship Series since 2001, but the future’s looking bright. The team is determined to take down the Marlins and secure their ticket to the next stage. Ian Anderson, still a rookie, and veteran Nick Markakis threw some of the best strikes in the third game for the Braves. The duo is expected to help the Braves claim the series in the next game.

Oakland Athletics, 1 vs Houston Astros, 2

The Athletics dodged elimination last Wednesday by claiming the third game of their best-of-five American League Division Series against the Astros. The team defeated the Astros 9-7. Liam Hendriks was responsible for the Athletics’ victory in the last game. He secured the final nine outs of the game. If the Athletics win the next two games of the series, it will be their first entry in the championship series since 2006.

Tampa Bay Rays 2, vs New York Yankees, 1

The Rays are now looking to take down the Yankees in Game 3 to avoid Gerrit Cole’s comeback in Game 5. The Yankees executed a powerful offense in the last game, but the Rays tremendously improved their pitching since Game 2. If the Rays win the series, it would mark their second trip to the ALCS in franchise history.

San Diego Padres, 0 vs Los Angeles Dodgers, 2

Dodgers once again defeated the Padres in Game 2 of their BO5 series. The winning team is now one step away from the National League Championship Series for the fourth time in five years. Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen gave the Dodgers a good start in Game 2, but it was Cody Bellinger who robbed the Padres of their chance to secure a potential go-ahead home-run.