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There were a combined 10 runs scored in the two wild-card games to begin this postseason -- nine of them from home runs.In Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers, the Toronto Blue Jays won 5-3, scoring all five runs on home runs. In fact, the Jays knocked out the Baltimore Orioles, then swept the Rangers, scoring 16 of their 27 runs on homers.Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs came into Tuesday?with 11 runs scored in their first three games -- seven of them from home runs.Anybody else seeing a trend here? Indeed, the league has become homer-centric, maybe even homer-reliant, as two seemingly contradictory trends are happening right now in Major League Baseball: (1) Pitchers are harder to hit than theyve ever been, owing in part to increasing velocity; and (2) the game has experienced a home run surge, dating back to around the 2015 All-Star break.We saw a jump in home runs during the regular season, and theyve carried the utmost importance this postseason; of the 108 runs scored this postseason heading into play Tuesday, half of them were as a result of home runs, the highest percentage in the wild-card era. And lets not forget, playoff teams normally trot out their best pitchers in the playoffs, not scrubs.And its not a coincidence. Like it or not, this is how the game is played these days. Pitchers are seeing a lot of the worst possible outcome (home run), while also seeing increasing amounts of the better outcomes. Strikeouts are up, walks are down. More long fly balls, fewer easy outs. A bloop and a blast. Or maybe its just the blast; in Game 1 of the AL Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, nine runs were scored -- six of them on solo homers.Lets take a closer look at whats happening -- and why. Jordan Shoes Canada Shipping . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. Jordan Shoes Canada Clearance . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. http://www.saleairjordancanada.com/ . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. Cheap Air Jordan Shoes Canada . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Air Jordans Canada Sale . Laudrup revealed Thursday he was notified of his dismissal in "the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary. BOSTON -- Dwyane Wade and the new-look Chicago Bulls put their perfect start on the line when they visit the Boston Celtics in an early season rematch Wednesday night.Last week in Chicago, the Bulls (3-0) scored a 105-99 victory over the Celtics (2-1) as Jimmy Butler scored 24 points and Wade, playing his first game after signing with his hometown team during the offseason, added 22. Taj Gibson posted 18 points and 10 rebounds.The Bulls, who have seven new players on the roster, defeated the Indiana Pacers at home Saturday and easily downed the Nets in Brooklyn on Monday night.We only played a little bit together in the preseason, so were still learning each other right now, Wade said Monday. Were only three games in but we see it looking good.At times, were just out there and were feeling very comfortable and everybody, defensively, on the floor trusts each other. And thats rare early in the season for a team that hasnt played together, but were vocal. Everyone is vocal, everyone is talking to each other and communicating, so that goes a long way.The loss in Chicago was the only one for Boston in three games as it hung on to defeat the Nets in its home opener and won at Charlotte on Saturday night. The Celtics played the first two games without the injured Marcus Smart (ankle) and Kelly Olynyk (shoulder). Smart is returning for this game.The Celtics were beaten on the boards and on the perimeter in Chicago, and Smart -- a key asset in both -- will help.Marcus is a good rebounder, generally, and hes good at blocking out, Boston coach Brad Stevens said. We were a little bit better (rebounding) against Charlotte, but we still have a long way to do.dddddddddddd Weve got to get better and well be tested in that regard again on Wednesday.While Smart returns, Avery Bradley, who scored a career-high 31 (career-best eight 3-pointers and 11 rebounds) at Charlotte, was doubtful because of right shoulder soreness hes been battling since training camp. He is second on the team with 21.3 points per game and first in rebounding at 8.7.Hes been getting extra treatment on it and everything else, Stevens said Tuesday. For whatever reason, it was a little bit more sore today.One new Bull the Celtics will have to deal with Wednesday is former Celtic Rajon Rondo, who is on his fourth team in the last three seasons. The point guard is averaging 6.7 points, 8.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 turnovers this season.Its a trickle-down effect. Its contagious, Rondo says. It starts with the point guard. Im passing the ball, Michael (Carter-Williams) is doing the same. D-Wade is an unselfish player. Jimmy wants to make plays for the next guy.Rondo was 1-for-9 from the floor against Boston last week, but contributed nine assists, six rebounds and two steals. He is averaging 13.0 points, 9.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds in four games versus the Celtics.The Celtics will be without center Al Horford, who was placed in the NBAs concussion protocol following a hit to the head during Mondays practice.Horford is suffering from concussion symptoms after being hit in the head Monday during practice, the Celtics announced Wednesday. ' ' '

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