The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves have reached the Championship Series of the MLB playoffs and are virtually in the semifinals.
Houston, 2017 World Series winners, scored a decisive third win in the American League (AL) Division Series with a 10-1 win against the Chicago White Sox. In the fight for the final, the Texans meet the Boston Red Sox, who had prevailed against the Tampa Bay Rays.
In the Division Series of the National League (NL), the Atlanta Braves reached the semifinals with a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have kept their hopes for a successful title defense alive. The champions from California defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 in the fourth division series and equalized in the series to 2-2. The decision will be made on Friday night.