The wild-card games are completed, and the MLB postseason can now really get started. (By the way, does anyone agree these last two days felt like the Tuesday/Wednesday play-in game during the opening week of March Madness, but then the "real" tourney starts that Thursday?).
Both matchups had the road teams at slight minus-110 favorites with the home underdogs right around even money. The Kansas City Royals rallied from a 7-3 deficit Tuesday night against the Oakland Athletics to win 9-8 in 12 innings as the even-money home dog. Then the San Francisco Giants broke open a pitchers' duel with Brandon Crawford's grand slam in the fourth inning and won 7-0 as a minus-110 road favorite against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
While the favorites/dogs and home/away teams split, both games went over the totals of 6.5 runs. But now the one-and-done wild-card games are behind us and we have four best-of-five divisional series to see who moves on in the march to the World Series.
As we wrote Tuesday, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook had the Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals as 9-2 tri-favorites to win it all. The Los Angeles Angels were 5-1, but have since been bet down to 9-2 as well. The other division winners -- Baltimore Orioles (7-1) and St. Louis Cardinals (8-1) -- were next in line, with the Giants at 14-1 and the Royals at 16-1, but now they're both 10-1.