(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.)
By NOAH TRISTER
AP Baseball Writer
Quintin Berry lifted the Detroit Tigers with his speed. Miguel Gonzalez pitched a gem for the Baltimore Orioles.
The Oakland Athletics used a reliever who was once a first baseman. The St. Louis Cardinals got a boost from a couple unheralded middle infielders.
Throughout the first week of the postseason, unknowns and journeymen have enjoyed moments in the spotlight. It's all part of the game's October Surprise. And at this time of year seemingly anybody can take a star turn.
In a compressed postseason, a player need only play well for a week or so to become an overnight sensation - and leave the opposing manager scratching his head.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Angels vs. Marlins Prediction Following their loss to the Marlins last night, will the Angels rebound with a win in Miami today at 4:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Reds vs. Phillies Prediction Can the struggling Phillies get to Reds' starter Bronso Arroyo and pick up a rare win today at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Mariners vs. Red Sox Prediction Will the Mariners and Red Sox matchup today at 4:05PM ET turn into a low-scoring affair for bettors?
Thumbnail Diamondbacks vs. Brewers Prediction Will the Diamondbacks win their sixth straight game when they visit the Brewers at 4:10PM ET?
Thumbnail A's vs. Yankees Prediction Will the over cash today when the Yankees host the A's at 1:05PM ET?

MLB Team Pages