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Monday Playoffs Open Thread

Sportsballing around the bases.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

It’s an all-day baseball affair on this Monday, with games between all six teams still competing in the Divisional round. The Nationals and Dodgers will tangle in Game 3 of their NLDS tie first, with first pitch set for 4:08 PM ET in Dodger Stadium, where Gio Gonzalez will toe the rubber opposite Kenta Maeda.

Later, the Indians will attempt to close out the Red Sox after weather torpedoed what would’ve been Sunday’s game. Game 3 of that series will begin at 6:08 PM ET, with Josh Tomlin squaring off against Clay Bucholz, and there’s a chance it could well be the final game of Big Papi’s illustrious career. Fenway will play host.

Finally, the Cubs will try to boot the Giants from an even-year playoff series for the first time in seemingly forever, though they’ll have to go through a Madison Bumgarner start in AT&T Park for that to happen in their Game 3. Jake Arrieta will take the mound for Chicago to form quite the pitching matchup, and first pitch will be hurled at roughly 9:38 PM ET.

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