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Rob Carr/Getty ImagesHome-field advantage was thrown out the window in the Major League Baseball postseason Saturday Blake Treinen Jersey , as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros picked up road victories to alter the balance of power in their respective series.Los Angeles heads home tied at one game apiece with the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS, while Houston has an opportunity to take a two-game lead over the Boston Red Sox with a victory in Game 2 of the ALCS at Fenway Park.During the first three games of the league championship round, we have witnessed plenty of bizarre events, which have produced some odd stats we never thought we'd be digging up at this juncture of the postseason.Updated Playoff Schedule*If needed. All Times ET.Sunday, October 14ALCS Game 2:Houston at Boston (7:09 p.m., TBS)Monday, October 15NLCS Game 3:Milwaukee at Los Angeles (7:39 p.m., FS1) Tuesday, October 16ALCS Game 3:Boston at Houston (5:05 p.m., TBS)NLCS Game 4:Milwaukee at Los Angeles (9:09 p.m., FS1)Wednesday, October 17NLCS Game 5:Milwaukee at Los Angeles (5:05 p.m., FS1)ALCS Game 4:Boston at Houston (8:39 p.m., TBS)Thursday, October 18ALCS Game 5*:Boston at Houston (8:09 p.m., TBS) Friday, October 19NLCS Game 6*:Los Angeles at Milwaukee (8:39 p.m., FS1)Saturday, October 20ALCS Game 6*:Houston at Boston (5:09 p.m., TBS)NLCS Game 7*:Los Angeles at Milwaukee (9:09 p.m., FS1) Sunday, October 21ALCS Game 7*:Houston at Boston (7:39 p.m. http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-chris-hatcher-jersey , TBS) Top Highlights and StatsThe Astros and Dodgers are using familiar formulas to grind their ways back to the World Series.Justin Turner, who hit a home run and produced four RBI in Game 2 of the 2017 NLCS, provided the game-winning hit in the Dodgers' 4-3 win in Game 2 of the 2018 NLCS.MLB MLBGame 1: Game-ending strikeout. Game 2: Go-ahead HR.Redturn2 gets redemption. #NLCS vDcyhc0QrPThe eighth-inning two-run homer from Turner was his fourth go-ahead home run in the postseason since 2014, which means he is tied with Daniel Murphy for the most during that span, per ESPN StatsInfo:ESPN Stats amp; Info ESPNStatsInfoThe Dodgers defeat the Brewers 4-3 to even the #NLCS at 1-1.Justin Turner鈥檚 8th inning 2-run HR was his 4th postseason go-ahead HR since joining the Dodgers in 2014. That鈥檚 tied with Daniel Murphy for the most such postseason HR in that span. TikE66Y011Turner's home run came at the expense of the Milwaukee bullpen, a positional unit that entered the postseason as the most feared in baseball.Through two games, the Brewers' relievers have put up pedestrian stats, giving up all but one of the nine runs the Dodgers have scored and conceded 14 hits.Before the bullpen took over, Wade Miley produced a strong start for Milwaukee, and he also thrived at the platewith two hits in two plate appearances.Miley became the first pitcher to record two hits, one of which was an extra-base hit, in a postseason game since Chris Carpenter in 2012, per MLB.com's Andrew Simon:Andrew Simon AndrewSimonMLBWade Miley is the first pitcher to have a multi-hit game, with at least one XBH, in the postseason since:Chris Carpenter (STL) in Game 3 of the 2012 NLDS.Over in the American League, Houston's hitters were the difference-makers once again, as the Astros managed to get a few clutch hits in the final few innings of their Game 1 win in Boston.Carlos Correa produced the game-winning base knock, as he drove in Alex Bregman with an RBI single in the sixth inning off Joe Kelly.MLB MLB.TeamCJCorrea can handle the high heat. #ALCS YgrNSsKSp4In the ninth inning, the Astros created separation from the home side, with Josh Reddick and Yuli Gurriel blasting home runs off Brandon Workman.The pair of round-trippers extended Houston's streak of postseason games with a home run to 13, which tied the MLB record held by the ball club when it was in the National League, per ESPN's Sarah Langsarah Langs SlangsOnSportsThe Astros have hit a HR in 13 straight postseason games Sean Manaea Jersey , tied for the longest such streak in postseason history. Its also the LONGEST such streak by an AL team in postseason historyTheyre tied with...the NL Astros, in 2001-04, who also homered in 13 straight postseason gamesAlthough he didn't hit a home run, George Springer contributed two hits at the top of the order to extend his playoff hitting streak to 10 games, which ties Lance Berkman's franchise record, per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com:Mark Feinsand FeinsandGeorge Springer now has a 10-game postseason hitting streak, matching Lance Berkman for the longest in Astros history. #ALCSJustin Verlander twirled a gem on the mound to pick up his 13th career postseason victory. Verlander has the second-most playoff wins by an American League pitcher, per MLB Stat of the Day:MLB Stat of the Day MLBStatoftheDay.JustinVerlander gets his 13th #postseason win. That is the 2nd most EVER by an AL pitcher (Andy Pettitte, 19). JJ6KHa83ZuChris Sale didn't enjoy as much success as Verlander, and he had an off night by his standards. The left-handed Red Sox starter experienced a significant drop off in velocity, as Yahoo's Jeff Passan pointed out:Jeff Passan JeffPassanThis is something worth watching.Chris Sales first-inning fastball velocity tonight: 91, 89, 90, 92, 94, 93, 93, 90, 92, 89.His first-inning fastball velocity in his ALDS start: 95, 94, 93 http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-boog-powell-jersey , 95, 95,96, 95, 95, 96, 97.Average tonight: 91.3 mphAverage in ALDS: 95.1 mphSale's velocity is one of the many concerns the Red Sox have, but they need to find a way to pull out a Game 2 win in order to avoid a sweep down in Houston. Follow Joe on Twitter, JTansey90. Mark Brown/Getty ImagesLast offseason, Derek Jeter helped strip the Miami Marlins roster of its best players. Now, he's going after the most identifiable feature of Marlins Park.The Miami Herald's Douglas Hanks reported Tuesday the Marlins received approval fromMiami-Dade County(Florida) to remove the team's home run sculpture from center field. The sculpture will instead sit outside the stadium.Some are sad to see the unique piece go:Jesse Spector jessespectorWhen do you think was the precise moment Derek Jeter started hating fun? Was it when he made the stands catch against the Red Sox?Andy Martino martinonycThis sculpture is a work of art by Red Grooms. Beauty is subjective but to discard this work is so small-minded. Baseball is middle school, and Grooms鈥?work was deemed uncool. Art dealer Jeffrey Loria, for his flaws, knew what he was doing here. Ugh ugh ugh IKO5Fg633YJon Heyman JonHeymanagree with martinonyc 100 percent. what jeter knows about art couldnt fill a thimble. jeffrey loria may not have been a great mlb owner but he knew art. and he knew Miami. lrkyaxjR79The sculpture's days were numbered as soon as Jeter and his ownership group took control of the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria."I just don't think they're all that crazy about it," Miami-Dade County MayorCarlos Gimenez said in January regarding the group's attitudes toward the artwork, per Hanks. "I'm not a fan. We're looking at it. ... We'll see if anything can be done."It's too bad the Marlins are doing away with what was one of the trademark features of its stadium. The sculpture wasn't to everybody's tastes, but it helped Marlins Park stand out.On the plus side, the Marlins ranked last in home runs and attendance. More people might actually get to enjoy the home run sculpture once it's outside the ballpark.

 


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