Chris Tillman will start Game 1 of the ALDS for the Orioles

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced today that right-hander Chris Tillman will get the Game 1 start in the ALDS, saying “he carries that torch well.”

Tillman has topped 200 innings for the second straight season, posting a 3.26 ERA that bests last year’s 3.71 mark despite a sizable drop in strikeouts.

No announcement has been made for the rest of the playoff rotation, but right now it looks like the Orioles are leaning toward Wei-Yin Chen in Game 2 and Miguel Gonzalez in Game 3. And that would mean standout rookie Kevin Gausman in Game 4 and/or possibly in a bullpen role.

Brewers unveil new logo and jerseys

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On Monday, the Brewers unveiled a familiar logo and new jerseys to help celebrate their 50th anniversary as a franchise. They kickstarted it with a video:

Then they showed various members of the club, including Ryan Braun and Keston Hiura, modeling their new uniforms, which featured the familiar ball-in-mitt logo.

The Brewers are not the only team to to back to a classic. The Padres are bringing back the brown as well. Two very good choices.