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# QUARTERBACKS POS TEAM BYE
1 Aaron Rodgers QB GB 7
2 Deshaun Watson QB HOU 10
3 Tom Brady QB NE 11
4 Drew Brees QB NO 6
5 Russell Wilson QB SEA 7
6 Cam Newton QB CAR 4
7 Kirk Cousins QB MIN 10
8 Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 7
9 Matt Ryan QB ATL 8
10 Carson Wentz QB PHI 9
11 Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF 11
12 Matthew Stafford QB DET 6
13 Andrew Luck QB IND 9
14 Pat Mahomes QB KC 12
15 Jameis Winston QB TB 5
16 Philip Rivers QB LAC 8
17 Marcus Mariota QB TEN 8
18 Jared Goff QB LAR 12
19 Andy Dalton QB CIN 19
20 Case Keenum QB DEN 10
21 Dak Prescott QB DAL 8
22 Derek Carr QB OAK 7

 

        BYE   20 Royce Freeman RB DEN 10
  RUNNING BACKS         21 Carlos Hyde RB CLE 11
1 Todd Gurley RB LAR 12   22 Marshawn Lynch RB OAK 7
2 LeVeon Bell RB PIT 7   23 Peyton Barber RB TB 5
3 Ezekiel Elliott RB DAL 8   24 Jamaal Williams RB GB 7
4 David Johnson RB ARI 9   25 Jay Ajayi RB PHI 9
5 Saquon Barkley RB NYG 9   26 Mark Ingram RB NO 6
6 Alvin Kamara RB NO 6   27 Kerryon Johnson RB DET 6
7 Melvin Gordon RB LAC 8   28 Rex Burkhead RB NE 11
8 Leonard Fournette RB JAX 9   29 Marlon Mack RB IND 9
9 Kareem Hunt RB KC 12   30 Isaiah Crowell RB NYJ 11
10 Joe Mixon RB CIN 9   31 Chris Carson RB SEA 7
11 Christian McCaffrey RB CAR 4   32 Tevin Coleman RB ATL 8
12 Jordan Howard RB CHI 5   33 Dion Lewis RB TEN 8
13 Dalvin Cook RB MIN 10   34 Corey Clement RB PHI 9
14 Devonta Freeman RB ATL 8   35 Sony Michel RB NE 11
15 LeSean McCoy RB BUF 11   36 Chris Thompson RB WAS 4
16 Kenyan Drake RB MIA 11   37 Rashaad Penny RB SEA 7
17 Derrick Henry RB TEN 8   38 Tarik Cohen RB CHI 5
18 Alex Collins RB BAL 10   39 Adrian Peterson RB WAS 4
19 Lamar Miller RB HOU 10   40 Austin Ekeler RB SD 8


 

  WIDE RECEIVERS     BYE             BYE
1 Antonio Brown WR PIT 7     23 Marquise Goodwin WR SF 11
2 DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 10     24 Chris Hogan WR NE 11
3 Odell Beckham Jr WR NYG 9     25 Allen Robinson WR CHI 5
4 Julio Jones WR ATL 8     26 Corey Davis WR TEN 8
5 Michael Thomas WR NO 6     27 Marvin Jones WR DET 6
6 Davante Adams WR GB 7     28 Michael Crabtree WR BAL 10
7 A.J. Green WR CIN 9     29 Nelson Agholor WR PHI 9
8 Mike Evans WR TB 5     30 Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN 10
9 Tyreek Hill WR KC 12     31 Will Fuller WR HOU 10
10 Adam Thielen WR MIN 10     32 Kelvin Benjamin WR BUF 11
11 Keenan Allen WR LAC 8     33 Robert Woods WR LAR 12
12 Doug Baldwin WR SEA 7     34 Robby Anderson WR NYJ 11
13 Stefon Diggs WR MIN 10     35 Jamison Crowder WR WAS 4
14 Josh Gordon WR CLE 11     36 Alshon Jeffery WR PHI 9
15 T.Y. Hilton WR IND 9     37 Julian Edelman WR NE 11
16 Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 9     38 Cooper Kupp WR LAR 12
17 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT 7     40 Calvin Ridley WR ATL 8
18 Demaryius Thomas WR DEN 10     41 Randall Cobb WR GB 7
19 Amari Cooper WR OAK 7     42 Chris Godwin WR TB 5
20 Brandin Cooks WR LAR 12     43 Kenny Golladay WR DET 6
21 Jarvis Landry WR CLE 11     44 Jordy Nelson WR OAK 7
22 Golden Tate WR DET 6     45 Mike Williams WR LAC 8

 

  TIGHT ENDS     BYE
1 Rob Gronkowski TE NE 11
2 Travis Kelce TE KC 12
3 Zach Ertz TE PHI 9
4 Jimmy Graham TE GB 7
5 Greg Olsen TE CAR 4
6 Evan Engram TE NYG 9
7 Trey Burton TE CHI 5
8 David Njoku TE CLE 11
9 Delanie Walker TE TEN 8
10 George Kittle TE SF 11
11 Jordan Reed TE WAS 4
12 Eric Ebron TE IND 9
13 Kyle Rudolph TE MIN 10
14 O.J. Howard TE TB 5
15 Tyler Eifert TE CIN 9

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After rallying in the ninth inning in Game 1 to take the pivotal opener of this best-of-three ALWC series, the Astros were in the driver's seat to try and end the series on Wednesday with another win at Target Field. Here is a quick rundown of Game 2:

Final Score: Astros 3, Twins 1.

Series: HOU Wins 2-0.

Winning Pitcher: Cristian Javier.

Losing Pitcher: Cody Stashak.

Houston gets the first hit and first run in the fourth

Through the first three innings, neither team could get a hit off of Jose Berrios or Jose Urquidy, though the Twins did load the bases in the bottom of the first on two walks and an error, but Urquidy would strand the runners before getting 1-2-3 innings in the second and third.

Meanwhile, the Astros lineup was retired in order in three perfect innings by Berrios. That changed in the top of the fourth when Houston would get back-to-back two-out walks to set up the first hit of the game, an RBI-single by Kyle Tucker to give the Astros a 1-0 lead.

Dusty Baker makes another early call to the bullpen before Twins tie it up

Urquidy was able to keep the 1-0 lead by working around a two-out single in the bottom of the fourth, the first hit for the Twins. He returned in the fifth, allowing a leadoff single before a strikeout for the first out. Dusty Baker would pull another early hook, like Greinke the day prior, dipping into his bullpen early to end Urquidy's day at just 76 pitches in the fifth. His final line: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 76 P.

Brooks Raley was who Baker called on to face the top of the Twins' lineup. He would walk his first batter, putting runners on first and second, get a strikeout for the second out, then allow an RBI-double to Nelson Cruz that almost scored a second, go-ahead run. Instead, the runner was out at home thanks to a terrific defensive play by Carlos Correa, bulleting the ball to Maldonado at home, who made a great tag to save the run and keep it tied 1-1.

Correa homers, Astros advance to ALDS

After Raley completed the fifth inning for Urquidy, Cristian Javier was the next reliever out to begin the bottom of the sixth. He would toss a 1-2-3 frame, sending the tie game to the seventh. In the top of the seventh, Carlos Correa broke the tie with a long, loud two-out solo home run to center-field, putting the Astros back in front 2-1.

Javier held on to the one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh by working around a leadoff walk, then returned for the eighth. He would get through it scoreless, despite allowing a one-out walk to Nelson Cruz, who would be pinch-ran for by the speedy Byron Buxton. After a strikeout for out number two, Javier would catch Buxton between first and second base in a rundown, getting the big final out of the inning.

Houston added insurance in the top of the ninth, getting two on base before an RBI-single by Kyle Tucker, his second of the day to make it 3-1. That left things up to closer Ryan Pressly, making his first appearance of the postseason. He would notch the save, advancing the Astros to the ALDS for their fourth-straight year.

Up Next: The Astros will now have a few days off to travel to the west coast before starting their ALDS with the winner of the A's / White Sox ALWC series. Game 1 of their ALDS will be on Monday, October 5th, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, with start time TBD.

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