Andrew Benintendi and Dallas Keuchel will play one another in the ALCS after the Red Sox beat the Yankees in 4 games and the Astros swept the Indians in their division series. The championship series will begin Saturday, October 13 in Boston, and the starting rotation will be decided later this week.
Keuchel started the third and deciding game of the ALDS against Cleveland but did not factor into the decision. He came out of the game down only 2-1, but the offense picked him up in a big way and scored 10 runs in the final three innings for an 11-3 victory. Keuchel’s final line was 5 innings, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts.
Benintendi hit .286 in the division series with a double and 3 RBI, all of which came in a 16-1 victory in game 3. In addition to his 4 hits for the series, Benintendi walked 3 times and stole 2 bases while hitting in the second spot all four games.
Alex Collins carried the ball 12 times for 59 yards and hauled in one pass for 7 yards in a 9-12 loss to Cleveland in overtime. This was the second game Collins has not score a touchdown this season, and both games have resulted in the Ravens only two losses so far.
For the first time since week 1 Trey Flowers got to the quarterback for a half sack to go along with 4 tackles in a victory against Andrew Luck and the Colts.
Darius Philon also sacked the quarterback, his first of the season, and recorded 2 tackles in the Chargers’ win against Oakland.
Carolina WR Jarius Wright had a productive week in a close win against the Giants. He caught 3 of 6 targets for 25 yards, including one reception that went for 27 yards.