By Ron Kaplan, contributor

I’m guessing this is a first: each of the four teams going into the League Championship Series have an MOT on the roster.

On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox held off the host NY Yankees, 4-3, to move on to the ALCS. Ian Kinsler started at second base and gave the team a 2-0 lead with an RBI double in four at-bats, his second two-bagger of the series. He also scored a run.

The Red Sox will host Alex Bregman and the defending World Series champion Houston Astros beginning Saturday night.

Meanwhile, over in the National League, Joc Pederson and the LA Dodgers visit Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers beginning Friday.

Of course, this scenario guarantees that once again there will be opposing JMLs in the fall classic, much like Pederson vs. Bregman in the 2017 World Series.

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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