Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Eric Hosmer Helps Lift Royals Past Astros; Yoenis Cespedes, Travis d'Arnaud Power Mets to 13-7 Win over Dodgers

Players of the Day for Monday, October 12, 2015

American League

Eric Hosmer
Both the Royals and Blue Jays - the two teams with the best records in the league - staved off elimination on Monday, forcing a fifth and final game in each of their series.

Toronto socked a trio of home runs in the first two innings and added three more runs in the third for a 7-0 lead before Texas was able to get on the board. Toronto's 8-4 win

In Houston, the scenario was a bit more dramatic. Down, 6-2, in the eighth inning, the Royals rallied to a 9-6 victory, putting the Houston celebration on hold.

Yoenis Cespedes
In the eighth, when the Royals plated five, Eric Hosmer scored the go ahead run after driving in a run with a single. In the ninth inning, Hosmer then sealed the deal with a two-run blast that sent Astros fans home unhappy.

Hosmer was 2-for-5 on the day, with three RBI and two runs.

Travis d"Arnaud
Both games five will be played on Wednesday. The Blue Jays host the Rangers at 4:07 pm EDT, while the Astros try to win at Kansas City in the late game, at 8:07 pm EDT.

National League

In the NLDS, the Mets and Cubs both are up two games to one over the Dodgers and Cardinals, respectively.

Chicago pounded six homers out of Wrigley Field, whipping St. Louis, 8-6. Game four is scheduled for Tuesday at 4:37 pm EDT.

The Mets hammered the Dodgers, 13-7, at Citi Field in New York. Curtis Granderson drove in five runs with a pair of doubles. Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d"Arnaud each homered, drove in three runs and scored three times.

Game four is slated for Tuesday, 8:07 pm EDT.

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