After Adrian Beltre helped the Texas Rangers punch their ticket to the ALCS on Tuesday afternoon, two more clubs look to advance in the evening.
In Detroit, Rick Porcello takes the ball for the Tigers, who hold a 2-1 series lead. The Yankees turn to beleaguered hurler A.J. Burnett as they hope to force the series to a winner-take-all fifth game in the Bronx. First pitch at Comerica Park is scheduled for 8:37 p.m. EST.
Out at Chase Field in Phoenix, the Diamondbacks are pinning their survival on the arm of rookie right-hander Josh Collmenter, who blanked the Brewers for 14 innings across two starts earlier this year. The Brew Crew looks to solve the rookie's funky delivery and celebrate tonight. First pitch in the desert is set for 9:30 p.m. EST.
With elimination games unfolding simultaneously across the country, could tonight bring anything near the level of excitement on the final day of the regular season?
Stay tuned here for live updates throughout both games and tweet to @HuffPostSports to join in the conversation
10/05/2011 12:44 AM EDT
|@ DHuddy41 : #beastmode just got #goldschmidtedon|
10/05/2011 12:41 AM EDT
|@ dschoenfield : No sweeps in Division Series this year. Only other year that happened: 2003.|
10/05/2011 12:40 AM EDT
|@ dbacks : #Dbacks win!!! #postseason #RedOctober #DefendOurTurf|
10/05/2011 12:39 AM EDT
DIAMONDBACKS WIN, 8-1
Kotsay lofts a fly ball to Parra in left and that's the ballgame. The story here is a pair of rookies -- Goldschmidt and Collmenter. Snakes Alive!
10/05/2011 12:38 AM EDT
Putz loses the zone a bit here, but Weeks breaks his bat and hits a grounder to third on the sixth pitch of the at-bat. Fielder's choice and Fielder is out at second. Weeks on at first. And Mark Kotsay is up with one on and two down. Last out.
10/05/2011 12:35 AM EDT
He ranges to his left to scoop a ball up the middle but rushes the throw to first and botches it. Clearly didn't keep in mind that Fielder was lumbering down the line. He eventually arrives safely. And the Brewers have their third hit of the game.
10/05/2011 12:33 AM EDT
"Putz" Braun Away
Braun grounds out to second. Here comes the Prince.
10/05/2011 12:32 AM EDT
Like "Putz" It On The Shelf
|@ AnswerDave : It's pronounced "Puts" but Putz is funnier.|
10/05/2011 12:32 AM EDT
J.J. getting some work in the ninth despite the scoreline. Braun might want to remember that splitter he just missed for strike two. He'll likely see that again if these two meet in a meaningful situation. Which sort of makes me wonder what the upside is to showing the Braun and Fielder Putz tonight....
10/05/2011 12:30 AM EDT
Change of Scenery
|@ rustindodd : In 2009-10, Bloomquist and Yuni started 250 games at SS for the #Royals. Now they're opposite each other in the playoffs. #neversawitcoming|
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