Tampa, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta pick up ALDS victories

Major League Baseball playoff action hit high gear once again Tuesday, with four games on the calendar. The same eight teams will match up again today.

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October 7, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna hits a lead off solo home run against Miami Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara in Houston on Tuesday. Photo by Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution / TNS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Randy Arozarena, Mike Zunino, Manuel Margot and Austin Meadows hit home runs, and Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 to set a postseason record for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the New York Yankees 7-4 Tuesday night to even their AL Division Series at one game apiece.

The Rays had enough pop to overcome a huge game by Giancarlo Stanton, who had two home runs and four RBIs. Stanton has three homers this series and five in four postseason games. His grand slam in the ninth inning Monday night was the Bronx Bombers’ fourth homer in the 9-3 Game 1 win. The Yankees have 13 homers in five games.

IN LOS ANGELES, George Springer hit two homers and the Houston Astros kept making more noise in the playoffs, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series.

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