MLB Playoffs, Week in Review – October 7, 2013

NL Divisional Series Game Three
NL Divisional Series Game Three
Braves 6, Dodgers 13. A wild game. The teams combined to score multiple runs in each of the first four innings, including two four-run innings for the Dodgers. Neither starting pitcher made it into the fifth inning. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
NL Divisional Series Game Three
NL Divisional Series Game Three
Cardinals 3, Pirates 5. Marlon Byrd and Carlos Beltran seemingly traded punches throughout. In the end it was Pedro Alvarez who struck the big blow with an eighth-inning single against Kevin Siegrist. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
AL Divisional Series Game Two
AL Divisional Series Game Two
Tigers 0, Athletics 1. The best pitching duel of the offseason saw Sonny Gray match Justin Verlander frame for frame. The only run scored in the ninth inning, as Stephen Vogt singled with the bases loaded. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
AL Divisional Series Game Two
AL Divisional Series Game Two
Rays 4, Red Sox 7. David Price didn't have his best command and the Red Sox made him pay for it. That was particularly true for David Ortiz, who homered twice against Price. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
AL Divisional Series Game One
AL Divisional Series Game One
Tigers 3, Athletics 2. The Tigers plated three runs early, and Max Scherzer made it stand. Each team's bullpen usage is worth noting: Jim Leyland had Joaquin Benoit get four outs, while Bob Melvin had Dan Otero and Sean Doolittle work an inning-plus apiece. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
NL Divisional Series Game Two
NL Divisional Series Game Two
Dodgers 3, Braves 4. A ninth-inning stolen-base attempt called wrong foiled the Dodgers' comeback efforts. Mike Minor's solid start shouldn't get lost, however. Nor should Hanley Ramirez's near one-handed home run. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
AL Divisional Series Game One
AL Divisional Series Game One
Rays 2, Red Sox 12. What started as a pitchers' duel turned into a blowout. Wil Myers deserves some of the blame after a defensive mistake, but Joe Maddon's long leash for Matt Moore ensured there would be no late-inning drama. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
NL Divisional Series Game Two
NL Divisional Series Game Two
Pirates 7, Cardinals 1. Another boat race, but with a different winner. Gerrit Cole was strong in his first career postseason start. Lance Lynn, in his third, was less so, and paid for his location mistakes throughout the game. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NL Divisional Series Game One
NL Divisional Series Game One
Dodgers 6, Braves 1. Clayton Kershaw dominated, fanning 12 batters over seven innings. Kris Medlen, on the other hand, struggled to keep the Dodgers off the scoreboard. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NL Divisional Series Game One
NL Divisional Series Game One
Pirates 1, Cardinals 9. Adam Wainwright dazzled while A.J. Burnett fizzled. Burnett didn't have his best control or command and paid for it. Wainwright, on the other hand, rode his curveball all day long and left the Pirates without an answer. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
AL Wild Card Game
AL Wild Card Game
Rays 4, Indians 0. Alex Cobb didn't have his changeup, but was able to adjust and prevail anyway. Credit to the Rays defense for some nifty work, and to the Rays offense for rebounding after a rough start against Danny Salazar. The Indians did outhit the Rays, they just couldn't plate a run. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
NL Wild Card Game
NL Wild Card Game
Reds 2, Pirates 6. Dusty Baker's final game as Cincinnati manager saw him catch flak for leaving Johnny Cueto in the game too long. It didn't matter much, the Reds showed no ability to hit Francisco Liriano's wicked slider. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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