Five former LSU players in MLB playoffs

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Five former LSU players will participate in the 2017 Major League Baseball Playoffs that begin this week.

The former Tigers who are on active MLB playoff rosters include second baseman DJ LeMahieu of the Colorado Rockies, third baseman Alex Bregman and right-handed pitcher Will Harris of the Houston Astros, right-handed pitcher Nick Goody of the Cleveland Indians and outfielder Andrew Stevenson of the Washington Nationals.

LeMahieu, a 2017 National League All-Star, batted .310 during the regular season with 28 doubles, four triples, eight homers, 64 RBI and 95 runs scored. The Rockies will meet the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night in Phoenix in the NL Wild Card Game, with the winner advancing to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in an NL Division Series.

Bregman hit .284 during the regular season for the Astros with 39 doubles, five triples, 19 homers, 71 RBI, 88 runs and 17 stolen bases. He finished second on the club in steals, third in runs scored and fifth in homers.

Harris has made 46 appearances out of the Astros’ bullpen, recording a 3-2 mark with a 2.98 ERA, 52 strikeouts and two saves in 45.1 innings. He ranks second on the Houston staff with 20 holds, and he excelled in June, posting a 1.54 ERA while compiling 17 strikeouts across 11.2 innings.

The Astros open an AL Division Series on Thursday in Houston against the Boston Red Sox.

Goody has made 56 relief appearances for Cleveland, posting a 1-2 record and a 2.80 ERA in 54.2 innings with 72 strikeouts. The Indians begin an AL Division Series Thursday in Cleveland against the winner of Tuesday’s wild card game between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees.

Stevenson has played in 37 games as a reserve outfielder this season for the Nationals, collecting two doubles and an RBI while scoring five runs. Washington will play host on Friday to Game 1 of its NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs.

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