Some real good matchups here as all 4 top seeds remain. Should be a real fun Elite 8. Elite 8 #9 St. Louis Cardinals vs #1 Pittsburgh Pirates #12 Seattle Mariners vs #4 Los Angeles Dodgers #6 Texas Rangers vs #3 Atlanta Braves #10 San Diego Padres vs #2 Minnesota Twins
The Padres sweep the Red Sox as they get good pitching all 4 games and a huge series from Jerald Clark in the win. Padres will go on to play the winner of the Phillies and Twins in the Elite 8. Game Summary Below
Rangers get timely hitting in the late inning to steal Game 1 and 2 and win the series in 6 games. Jose Guzman wins two games as the Rangers will move on to face the Braves in the Elite 8. Game Summary Below
The Braves beat the Angels in 6 games behind strong pitching from Charlie Leibrandt and solid bullpen work from Alejandro Pena. Braves move onto the Elite 8 where they will await the winner of the Brewers and Rangers series. Game Summary Below
The 12 seed Mariners defeat the White Sox in 6 games. Mariners hold down Frank Thomas to only a single homer, while they get 4 homers from Edgar Martinez to move on to the Elite 8. Game Summaries Below
Really fun and competitive Sweet 16 matchup between the top seed Pirates and the 16 seed Cubs. Maddux would win 2 games and only allow 1 run but the Pirates would come back and win games 6 and 7 to win the series. Pirates move onto the Elite 8. Game summaries below.