Hader closes the door to give Padres 2-1 series lead (0:18)

Josh Hader struck out Trayce Thompson for the final out of the game as the Padres held on for a win. 0:18.

There are eight teams left in the playoffs. The number could be halved after today's games.

Three teams are in danger of being eliminated. The SeattleMariners play their first home playoff game in more than two decades, hoping to avoid a sweep against the Houston Astros.

Philadelphia jumped on the Atlanta Braves early in a 9-1 NLDS Game 3 victory Friday night to take a commanding lead in the best-of-five series. After holding on for a 2-1 victory in Game 3, the San Diego Padres will attempt to eliminate the Los Angeles Dodgers from the playoffs.

Today is the last day of the series. The New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians split the first two games of the ALCS.

After each game is over, follow the action below with start times, pitching lineups, and in-game updates.

There's everything you need to know about the MLB playoffs.

Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (2:07 ET on FS1)

The series is tied at one game apiece.

Braves starting pitcher: Charlie Morton.

Noah Syndergaard is a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies.

The starting lineups are shown.

The BRAVES are made of wood.

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There are people in the Philippines.

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Another home game is what the series is over. With their team in line to advance, what will it be like to have a loud home playoff game? The Braves pitching is not good. Max Fried was sick in the first game and Spencer Strider was rusty after returning from an injury. Usually, Charlie Morton is Atlanta's choice for Game 4. He hasn't pitched in two weeks and is coming off a terrible September. The defending champ might be in trouble.

The Braves have been down in the playoffs before, and Morton has been known as a big-game pitcher over the last few Octobers. Syndergaard is at least a notch below the last two starting pitchers, because Philadelphia just used its two ace's. It would be ideal for the Braves to hit a home run on Saturday.

Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners (4:07 ET on TBS)

The Astros are leading the series 2-0.

Lance McCullers Jr. started for the Astros. 50 K, 2.27ERA.

George Kirby is a starter for the M's.

The starting lineups are shown.

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There are Marines.

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The series is over because the Astros are the team. In October, they win. A less-talented team will not stop them from reaching the ALCS for the sixth year in a row. There are many reasons why the Mariners' glass slipper is primed to break.

George Kirby is one of the most efficient strike-throwers. The Astros are disciplined and a pitcher needs to live in the strike zone to beat them. They were up in the first game of the series. In the second game, they were up. They will force a fourth game because of Seattle's first playoff crowd in 20 years.

New York Yankees at Cleveland Guardians (7:37 ET on TBS)

The series was tied at one game apiece.

Luis Severino is the Yankees starting pitcher.

Triston is a starter for the guardians.

The starting lineups are shown.

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The Yankees will win this series because Judge has to start. The offense can't keep going for another four runs. The Cleveland bullpen will be tired after the game. There has been a lot of drama in the first two games. The New York offense has a lot of power. It is time for that to occur.

The formula for the Guardians was shown in the second game of the series. There's no reason why Cleveland can't win in front of the home crowd this weekend.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (9:37 ET on FS1)

The Padres are 1-2 in the series.

Tyler Anderson is the starter.

Joe Musgrove is the starter.

The starting lineups are shown.

The Department of Defense.

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There are people standing.

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You would know why this series is over if you felt the energy at the park on Friday. In Game 4, the Padres will once again have a sold-out crowd behind them and the perfect pitcher on the mound, Musgrove, the San Diego native and lifelong Padres fan who dreamed of pitching on a night like this and is fresh off shutting down the Mets.

The Dodgers are crying out loud. They did not win a single regular-season game. They didn't win a single game against the Padres. The Dodgers didn't come through with runners in scoring position in the second and third games of the series. One day, one would think they will. They are too good not to.