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LDS Open Games Thread, Games 3 and 4

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Oakland is stayin’ alive; can San Diego and Miami?

Wild Card Round - Chicago White Sox v Oakland Athletics - Game Three Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

How can a five-game series feel so much shorter than a seven-game series? When a team loses the first two games it feels like curtains, although Oakland was able to hold off the Astros and elimination yesterday. They’ll have to do it again today, though, to force a Game 5, as will the Padres, which is a shame because last night’s Padres-Dodgers game felt like a World Series game.

The Marlins are also fighting for their playoff lives despite playing well against Atlanta in their first two games; that game gets underway now on FS1. Go Fish go! Go Team Chaos!

Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins, ATL up 2-0 - Game time: right now

Today's Lineups

BRAVES MARLINS
Ronald Acuna - CF Jon Berti - RF
Freddie Freeman - 1B Corey Dickerson - LF
Marcell Ozuna - DH Jesus Aguilar - 1B
Travis d'Arnaud - C Brian Anderson - 3B
Ozzie Albies - 2B Garrett Cooper - DH
Dansby Swanson - SS Jazz Chisholm - 2B
Adam Duvall - LF Miguel Rojas - SS
Nick Markakis - RF Magneuris Sierra - CF
Austin Riley - 3B Chad Wallach - C
Kyle Wright - RHP Sixto Sanchez - RHP

Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros, Asstros up 2-1 - Game time: 12:35 PM PT

Today's Lineups

ATHLETICS ASTROS
Marcus Semien - SS George Springer - CF
Tommy La Stella - 2B Jose Altuve - 2B
Chad Pinder - 3B Michael Brantley - DH
Khris Davis - DH Alex Bregman - 3B
Matt Olson - 1B Kyle Tucker - LF
Mark Canha - RF Carlos Correa - SS
Ramon Laureano - CF Yuli Gurriel - 1B
Robbie Grossman - LF Josh Reddick - RF
Sean Murphy - C Martin Maldonado - C
Frankie Montas - RHP Zack Greinke - RHP

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees, TB up 2-1 - Game time: 4:10 PM PT

Lineups TBD

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres, LAD up 2-0 - Game time: 6:08 PM PT

Lineups TBD

Let’s do that all-day playoff baseball!