The 12-team Statis-pro playoffs began with Chisox and Yankees winning in the AL games being played in Montana. Then the NL playoffs were set when homers by Nola and Tatis led to 6 Padres runs in the 7th and 8th for a 6-3 win over the Reds to finish a half game ahead of them for the 6th and final spot.
ALWC Game 1. Chicago vs Cleveland. Best of 5.
Cleveland slowed down the top run scoring offense in Statis-Pro AL. But Lucas Giolito was even better. 8 IP, 1 unearned run. Luis Robert and Tim Anderson drive in a run. Aaron Civale is tough luck loser for Indians. White Sox win opener 3-1. (CWS lead series 1-0)
ALWC Game 1.
NY vs TB.
Yanks come out swinging against Rays staff that allowed fewest runs in Statis-Pro AL. Gio Urshela with 3 RBI's, plus Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton both homer. Gerritt Cole with 7-solid innings. Yankees win opener 7-2. (NY leads series 1-0)
Cin vs SD
Castillo outdueled Darvish to lead 2-0 going into the bottom of the 7th, though the Reds left 9 on base through 6 innings. The Padres Stammen came in the top of the 7th to strike out Naquin to leave bases loaded, the set the Reds down 1-2-3 in the 7th. Castillo then left in the bottom of the 7th after allowing the first two Padres to reach. Nola greeted reliever Lorenzen with a clutch 3-run homer, Tatis added a homer, and the Padres scored 2 in the 8th for the 6-2 win. Padres relievers allowed only 2 hits and 1 unearned run in 5 innings, with Adams closing for the save.