The World Baseball Classic upstarts from Italy defeated the heavily favored Canadians; the game was halted by mercy rule when the Italians went up by 10 runs in the eighth inning.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo helped lead Italy to an upset of Mexico Thursday. He and his teammates will try for their second straight surprise win Friday as they play Canada at Chase Field in Phoenix.
With rain postponing Wednesday night's game in Detroit, both series play Game 4 Thursday -- with one series possibly ending after today.
Detroit has a very good chance of taking a commanding 3-0 lead in the series behind their ace, Justin Verlander.
The Giants will try to even up the NLCS against the Cardinals Monday night. This is the first postseason day on which there's just one game, so enjoy.
After a dramatic division series round that ended with some heart-pounding classics, we were treated to more of the same in the first LCS game.
The Orioles and Yankees, and Nationals and Cardinals, have played tight, tense, exciting games. Two of these teams will continue to the LCS round. Two will go home after today.
We had enough excitement Wednesday to last an entire postseason. Could we have more in store Thursday? It all starts at noon CT.
Two of the four division series continue Monday. It's possible that all four could stand at two games to none after today's action.
The NFL plays Sunday. But you, the baseball fan, are being treated to four playoff games in a row, more than 12 hours of our game. For this writer, that's a lot more enjoyable.