MLB Watch: A look at what the pros wear on the field.words_Nick Engvall

This week baseball took precedence in the sports world as the Yankees and Phillies rolled through the first round of the MLB Playoffs and the Giants and Rangers took slightly longer to seal their places in this year’s League Championship Series. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Braves in Atlanta behind a strong performance from rookie Madison Bumgarner, then said farewell to Bobby Cox amidst their victory celebration. For the Yankees, they spent Tuesday at Yankee Stadium as they awaited the to see the Texas Rangers win their first post-season series in franchise history behind Cliff Lee. Lee pitched a complete game with 11 strikeouts to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays, for the second time in as many starts in the series.

Next up, the Rangers will host the Yankees Friday, while the Phillies will host the Giants on Saturday. Which team are you cheering for?

21 year old Madison Bumgarner stepped up big for the Giants.21 year old Madison Bumgarner stepped up big for the Giants.

Cody Ross was picked up off waivers and was the big hitter in the Giants win.Cody Ross was picked up off waivers and was the big hitter in the Giants win wearing the Nike Air Show Elite 2.

Derek Lowe throws wearing New Balance cleats.Derek Lowe throws wearing New Balance cleats.

Jorge Posada's catcher's mitt looks familiar.Jorge Posada’s catcher’s mitt looks familiar.

Alex Rodriguez donned some Nike Shox for the Yankees workout Tuesday.Alex Rodriguez donned some Nike Shox for the Yankees workout Tuesday.

CC Sabathia in the Jordan 11 (far left) and Andy Pettitte in Reebok Zigs (far right).CC Sabathia in the Jordan 11 (far left) and Andy Pettitte in Reebok Zigs (far right).

Manager Ron Washington stretches pre-game wearing the Nike Air Diamond Trainer.Manager Ron Washington stretches pre-game wearing the Nike Air Diamond Trainer.

Cliff Lee threw a brilliant game wearing the Nike Zoom Comp V.Cliff Lee threw a brilliant game wearing the Nike Air Zoom Comp V.

David Price took his second loss in the series as the Rangers moved on.David Price took his second loss in the series as the Rangers moved on.

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