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The Tampa Bay Rays moved on to the AL Division Series on Wednesday night, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 behind a great effort from Alex Cobb. The Rays will take on the Red Sox in Boston starting on Friday afternoon, but the real fun starts today.


Champagne and silly string – the story of the 2013 Rays (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

In some non-playoff news, Alex Rodriguez is reportedly going to plead ignorance in his PED appeal. Oh.

Today, we've got two games on the agenda to officially kick off the Division Series. At 5:07 in St Louis, the Cardinals host the Pirates. AJ Burnett takes the hill for Pittsburgh, while Adam Wainwright gets the nod for the Redbirds. At 8:37 in Atlanta, the Braves host the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw will start for Los Angeles, and Kris Medlen toes the rubber for Atlanta. We'll have previews of both series coming today.

Enjoy your day of Postseason baseball, everyone.

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I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.