By Ron Kaplan, contributor

Can it be more even? The American League and National League championship series both are tied at a game apiece as of this writing.

Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox

Game 1, Astros 7, @ Red Sox 2:

  • Alex Bregman was 0-for-1 but reached base four times: three walks and an HBP. He scored twice and was caught stealing. He also made an “unofficial error.” More on Bregman herehere, and here.

Game 2: Astros 2, @Red Sox 7

  • Bregman walked three more times and was 0-for-2. So while his batting average is .000, his on-base percentage is .700.
  • Kinsler was the starting second baseman and was 0-for-4.

Game 3 takes place Tuesday, October 16 in Houston.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Game 1, Dodgers 5, @ Brewers 6

  • Ryan Braun was 1-for-4 with an RBI. More on Braun herehere, and here.
  • Joc Pederson entered the game as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the seventh. He grounded into a force play and scored in the eighth, and he walked and scored again in the ninth.

Game 2, Dodgers 4, @ Dodgers, 3

  • Braun was o-for-4 and drove in a run.
  • Pederson singled as a pinch-hitter in the seventh. He remained in the game and singled again in the ninth.

Game 3 takes place tonight in Los Angeles.

Ron Kaplan (@RonKaplanNJ) hosts Kaplan’s Korner, a blog about Jews and sports. He is the author of three books, including The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games and Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War.

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