LEADING OFF: Homers fly in playoffs, Atlanta arms dominate
That average of 2.93 homers per postseason game tops the regular-season mark of 2.57. The Athletics and Astros combined to connect seven times as the A’s avoided a sweep with a 9-7 win. Houston will make another attempt to advance to its fourth consecutive ALCS in Game 4 on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Kyle Wright will make his postseason debut when he starts against Miami rookie Sixto Sanchez as Atlanta aims to sweep the best-of-five NL Division Series. ESPN’s wild-card game averaged 5,591,000 to 7,604,000 from 2014-17.
Police: Baltimore's deputy police commissioner robbed at gunpoint
Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesA Baltimore deputy police commissioner was robbed at gunpoint, the police department said Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were walking Friday night near Patterson Park when a white SUV with four people in it approached them, the department said in a statement emailed to CNN. Two black men, believed to be about 18 years old, got out of the SUV and approached Murphy and his wife, the department said. An organizational chart of the Baltimore Police Department shows that Murphy is the deputy commissioner of the Compliance Bureau. Murphy was robbed a day after Harrison released new plans to reduce violent crime, WBAL reported.