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There could be another twelve straight hours of playoff baseball on Monday, depending on rain and how long the games take. Sounds fun!

Divisional Round - Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - Game Two Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Today is the last day of the year where there are four scheduled MLB games. For the baseball junkie who has Columbus Day off, there could be twelve consecutive hours of playoff baseball. That part, at least, depends on whether the remnants of Hurricane Nate get involved - and also whether one of these games can actually be played in less than three hours, which, based on how the playoffs have gone so far, doesn’t seem possible.

The games are lined up on the schedule as follows:

Any one of the Red Sox, Yankees, and Diamondbacks would be eliminated with a loss. The winner of the Nationals-Cubs game takes a significant 2-1 lead in the best-of-five set. Here are the lineups for the first game of the day:

Today's Lineups

HOUSTON ASTROS BOSTON RED SOX
George Springer - CF Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Josh Reddick - RF Xander Bogaerts - SS
Jose Altuve - 2B Andrew Benintendi - LF
Carlos Correa - SS Mookie Betts - RF
Marwin Gonzalez - LF Mitch Moreland - 1B
Alex Bregman - 3B Hanley Ramirez - DH
Yulieski Gurriel - 1B Rafael Devers - 3B
Evan Gattis - DH Christian Vazquez - C
Brian McCann - C Jackie Bradley - CF
Charlie Morton - RHP Rick Porcello - RHP