Major League Baseball's Wild Card Weekend is in the books, and in three of the four series the winners swept in just two games.
In the National League, the San Diego Padres defeated the New York Mets 7-1 on Friday night, and then the Mets beat the Padres 7-3 on Saturday night. But the Padres then out-pitched and out-hit the Mets in the Sunday night rubber game, winning 6-0, moving on to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in one NL Divisional Series. And, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 and 2-0, and now will play the Atlanta Braves in their NL Divisional Series.
In the American League, the Cleveland Guardians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 and 1-0, and now will move on to play the New York Yankees in one AL Divisional Series, while the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 and 10-9, and will play the Houston Astros in the other AL Divisional Series.
All four series in the best-of-five divisional round will begin this Tuesday.
One interesting stat - in three of the four wild card series, it was the lower seeded team - the Padres, Phillies, and Mariners - that won and will move on to the next round.
In Week Five of National Football League Play…
New York Giants 27, Green Bay Packers 22
Detroit Lions 0, New England Patriots 29
Los Angeles Chargers 30, Cleveland Browns 28
Houston Texans 13, Jacksonville Jaguars 6
Atlanta Falcons 15, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21
Pittsburgh Steelers 3, Buffalo Bills 38
Miami Dolphins 17, New York Jets 40 (not a typo)
Chicago Bears 22, Minnesota Vikings 29
Tennessee Titans 21, Washington Commanders 17
Seattle Seahawks 32, New Orleans Saints 39
San Francisco 49ers 37, Carolina Panthers 15
Philadelphia Eagles 20, Arizona Cardinals 17
Dallas Cowboys 22, Los Angeles Rams 10
Cincinnati Bengals 17, Baltimore Ravens 19