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For the first time in the history of the MLB playoffs, there will be eight postseason games played on a single day.
Wild Card Wednesday began with a Cincinnati Reds–Atlanta Braves extra-inning thriller and the Houston Astros‘ sweeping the Minnesota Twins out of the playoffs. Then the Miami Marlins took the opener against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, and the Oakland A’s forced a deciding Game 3 against the Chicago White Sox. The second team to advance to the division series? The Tampa Bay Rays, who blasted the Toronto Blue Jays.
Here are the heroes, turning points and takeaways from each of Wednesday’s matchups.