Baseball Playoffs Update, LeBron's Wheaties Box

Betsy Berns
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@BetsyBerns

Thursday, October 8, 2020


BASEBALL

In the best of five American League Division Series, the Yankees lost Game 3  8-4 and are now down 2-1 against the Tampa Bay Rays. A crucial Game 4 is Thursday night. The Oakland A's survived a 7-4 deficit to win  9-7 against the Houston Astros who are now up 2-1 in the series.

In the NLDS, the LA Dodgers held on with a 6-5 win over the San Diego Padres to take a 2-0 series lead, while the Atlanta Braves also secured a 2-0 lead over the Miami Marlins.

BASKETBALL

LeBron James replaces Serena Williams as the next Wheaties Athlete. His cereal box will be a bit different than other stars, however. Along with an image of LeBron dunking, there are pictures of children and staff from his I Promise School (which provides education for at-risk kids to get their high school diploma and free college education).