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Furlough Friday Playoff Baseball Extravaganza

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There are four playoff contests on Friday. The action starts off at 1pm with Pittsburgh looking to rebound against St. Louis.

Scott Cunningham

If you're furloughed, un/underemployed, or just looking for an excuse to slack off for the remainder of your work week, baseball is here to take care of you with a full slate of Division Series games what will probably end up spanning nearly twelve hours of the day.

Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals, 1:07, MLB Network
St. Louis leads 1-0
Starting pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Lance Lynn

Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox, 3:07, TBS
First game of series
Starting pitchers: Matt Moore vs. Jon Lester

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Atlanta Braves, 6:07, TBS
Los Angeles leads 1-0
Starting pitchers: Zach Greinke vs. Mike Minor

Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics, 9:37, TBS
First game of series
Starting pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Bartolo Colon

Who are you rooting for today? Does a Rays-Red Sox series get into "root for a meteor" territory for you? Does Colon having a sub-3.00 ERA at age 40 seem at all suspicious to you? Can Yasiel Puig, who was hit by a pitch yesterday, do something else to offend the self-appointed baseball police Braves?