The Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers both have two-game-to-one leads over their opponents, the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers respectively.
This is oddly enough a flipped script for the opposing teams. Last year, the teams that are down by one game faced off in the World Series when the Astros took the championship four games to the Dodgers three to win the classic.
This year, analysts expected the 108-win Red Sox to fall to the offensive hammer that is the Astros and meet the N.L. Champion Dodgers for a World Series rematch.
But In baseball, you never know how things will end, and no one can tell even now — four games away from certainty — what is really certain in these crucial games.
Red Sox face the Astros one more time in Houston before potentially punching their ticket to the World Series. The last time Boston was there, they faced St. Louis and took it 4-2.
Brewers shut-out the Dodgers in Game 3 in L.A. to secure a 2-1 series lead. They have two more games in Los Angeles before Milwaukee could see their first World Series since 1982 and their second appearance in franchise history.
It helps that the Brewers have shoe-in for the N.L. MVP Christian Yelich who fell just two home runs and one RBI away from becoming the 11th player in MLB history to win the Triple Crown.
Only time will tell — Dodgers host Brewers Tuesday and Wednesday. Astros host Red Sox Wednesday and Thursday.