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              San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth can't get a glove on a single by Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. watches play from the dugout against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Houston Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker (30), third baseman Alex Bregman (2) and center fielder Mauricio Dubon (14) celebrate after the Astros defeated the New York Yankees 5-0 in Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth can't get a glove on a single by Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. watches play from the dugout against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Houston Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker (30), third baseman Alex Bregman (2) and center fielder Mauricio Dubon (14) celebrate after the Astros defeated the New York Yankees 5-0 in Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth can't get a glove on a single by Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. watches play from the dugout against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Houston Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker (30), third baseman Alex Bregman (2) and center fielder Mauricio Dubon (14) celebrate after the Astros defeated the New York Yankees 5-0 in Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (43) reacts after walking Seattle Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger during the second inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of Game 1 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (43) reacts after walking Seattle Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger during the second inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of Game 1 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Personal de seguridad se lleva a un hombre que invadió el terreno y que habló con el venezolano José Altuve, de los Astros de Houston, el jueves 20 de octubre de 2022, durante el segundo juego de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Americana ante los Yanquis de Nueva York (AP Foto/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by Alec Bohm during the second inning in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove warms up as he takes part in batting practice ahead of Game 3 of the baseball NL Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
            
              New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone watches play from the dugout during the eighth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) watches play from the dugout during the ninth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. The Houston Astros won 4-2. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              San Diego Padres' Manny Machado watches his home run during the seventh inning in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, left, and Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) celebrate a win after Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. The Houston Astros won 4-2. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola and relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates their win in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) works during the fifth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. . (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone watches play from the dugout during the eighth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) watches play from the dugout during the ninth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. The Houston Astros won 4-2. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              San Diego Padres' Manny Machado watches his home run during the seventh inning in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, left, and Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) celebrate a win after Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. The Houston Astros won 4-2. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola and relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates their win in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) works during the fifth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. . (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge walks off the field after celebrating with teammates after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. keeps watch during a practice ahead of Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series, in Houston, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              The MLB Post Season logo is reflected in the sunglasses of Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. during a practice ahead of Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series, in Houston, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              San Diego Padres celebrate after Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper was called out at first during the first inning in Game 1 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper watches after a home run during the fourth inning in Game 1 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              San Diego Padres' Austin Nola watches his RBI single during the seventh inning in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees Aaron Judge sprays champagne while celebrating with teammates after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              An empty bottle of champagne sits on home plate after the New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge walks off the field after celebrating with teammates after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. keeps watch during a practice ahead of Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series, in Houston, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              The MLB Post Season logo is reflected in the sunglasses of Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. during a practice ahead of Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series, in Houston, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              San Diego Padres celebrate after Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper was called out at first during the first inning in Game 1 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper watches after a home run during the fourth inning in Game 1 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              San Diego Padres' Austin Nola watches his RBI single during the seventh inning in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees Aaron Judge sprays champagne while celebrating with teammates after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              An empty bottle of champagne sits on home plate after the New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate a win over the Atlanta Braves after Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Luis Garcia, right, celebrates with teammate relief pitcher Pierce Johnson after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase warms up before Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series against the New York Yankees, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate a win over the Atlanta Braves after Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Luis Garcia, right, celebrates with teammate relief pitcher Pierce Johnson after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase warms up before Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series against the New York Yankees, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate a win over the Atlanta Braves after Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Luis Garcia, right, celebrates with teammate relief pitcher Pierce Johnson after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase warms up before Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series against the New York Yankees, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate a win over the Atlanta Braves after Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Luis Garcia, right, celebrates with teammate relief pitcher Pierce Johnson after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians players watch from the dugout in the ninth inning of Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. The Yankees defeated the Guardians. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Amed Rosario walks back to the dugout after striking out in the sixth inning of Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Andres Gimenez singles in the seventh inning of Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole, left, pitches to Cleveland Guardians' Steven Kwan, right, in the first inning of Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              New York Yankees' Wandy Peralta pitches in the ninth inning of Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series against the Cleveland Guardians, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              New York Yankees' Oswaldo Cabrera, left, and Harrison Bader celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone smiles as he answers a question during an interview following Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series against the Cleveland Guardians, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              The San Diego Padres pose for a picture after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres pitcher Sean Manaea holds a goose decoy as he celebrates with teammates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez, right, and Josh Naylor, left, celebrate with Amed Rosario, center, after the Guardians defeated the New York Yankees 6-5 in Game 3 of a baseball AL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is doused after a win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Seattle Mariners fans react after the Houston Astros scored during the 18th inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr., center, celebrates with pitcher Hector Neris, left, and pitcher Cristian Javier, right, after defeating the Seattle Mariners in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              The San Diego Padres pose for a picture after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres pitcher Sean Manaea holds a goose decoy as he celebrates with teammates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez, right, and Josh Naylor, left, celebrate with Amed Rosario, center, after the Guardians defeated the New York Yankees 6-5 in Game 3 of a baseball AL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is doused after a win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Seattle Mariners fans react after the Houston Astros scored during the 18th inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr., center, celebrates with pitcher Hector Neris, left, and pitcher Cristian Javier, right, after defeating the Seattle Mariners in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez, right, and Josh Naylor, left, celebrate with Amed Rosario, center, after the Guardians defeated the New York Yankees 6-5 in Game 3 of a baseball AL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is doused after a win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Seattle Mariners fans react after the Houston Astros scored during the 18th inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr., center, celebrates with pitcher Hector Neris, left, and pitcher Cristian Javier, right, after defeating the Seattle Mariners in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez, right, and Josh Naylor, left, celebrate with Amed Rosario, center, after the Guardians defeated the New York Yankees 6-5 in Game 3 of a baseball AL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is doused after a win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Seattle Mariners fans react after the Houston Astros scored during the 18th inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr., center, celebrates with pitcher Hector Neris, left, and pitcher Cristian Javier, right, after defeating the Seattle Mariners in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              A logo for the baseball playoffs is on the field Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, the day before Game 3 of an AL Division Series between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
            
              Atlanta Braves second baseman Vaughn Grissom (18) celebrates a win after the ninth inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves won 3-0. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Seattle Mariners first baseman Carlos Santana doubles against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Atlanta Braves second baseman Vaughn Grissom (18) celebrates a win after the ninth inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves won 3-0. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Seattle Mariners first baseman Carlos Santana doubles against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Shane Bieber pitches in the eighth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth watches his solo home run during the eighth inning in Game 2 of the baseball team's NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth connects for a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball NL Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs onto the field during player introductions before Game 1 of an American League Division baseball series against the Cleveland Guardians, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Yankees' Aaron Judge prepares to take batting practice before Game 1 of an American League Division series baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball NL Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Shane Bieber pitches in the eighth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth watches his solo home run during the eighth inning in Game 2 of the baseball team's NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth connects for a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball NL Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
            
              New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes speaks during a news conference ahead of Game 2 of an American League Division series baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs onto the field during player introductions before Game 1 of an American League Division baseball series against the Cleveland Guardians, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Yankees' Aaron Judge prepares to take batting practice before Game 1 of an American League Division series baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball NL Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Shane Bieber pitches in the eighth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim reacts as he flies out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Chris Martin reacts after San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim flied out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
            
              Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates with teammates after his three-run, walkoff home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston,Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim reacts as he flies out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Chris Martin reacts after San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim flied out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
            
              Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates with teammates after his three-run, walkoff home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston,Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim reacts as he flies out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Chris Martin reacts after San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim flied out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
            
              Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates with teammates after his three-run, walkoff home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston,Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts hits a walk-off single to win a baseball game 3-2 against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Freddie Freeman scored. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees' Aaron Judge looks out before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jessie Alcheh)
            
              New York Mets designated hitter Pete Alonso (20) is congratulated by New York Mets Eduardo Escobar (10) after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Tommy Gilligan)
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