There is always something special in my mind when we get to see regional World Series match-ups or even better, two teams from the same city. Carl Soderberg Jersey . We havent had that kind of a showdown since 2000 when the Yankees beat the Mets in five games in a World Series that pitted the Bronx against Queens in the battle of New York. This year though, there are plenty of great possibilities now that were down to the final 10 clubs. The cities of Washington and Baltimore have a great rivalry, though they only ever meet in inter-league play. The Orioles have been in the World Series six times, but not since 1983, and have won three and lost three. Washington has been to the Fall Classic three times, but not since their original incarnation. They won in 1924 over the New York Giants, lost in 1925 to Pittsburgh and then lost again in 1933 to the Giants. Next to the Cubs, Washington has the longest World Series famine. If a Beltway series doesnt do it for you, how about Kansas City against St. Louis in a rematch of the I-95 series of 1985. The Royals won their one and only World Series title that year beating the Cardinals in seven games. Dick Howsers crew also became the first team to win the ALCS and the World Series when rallying from a 3-1 deficit. They beat the Blue Jays in the American League Championship series. Bay area rivals Oakland and San Francisco met in the infamous Earthquake series of 1989. Roughly half an hour before Game 3 was to begin at San Francisco, the Loma Prieta quake as it was known struck. The damage was such that the series wasnt resumed for 10 days with the As ultimately winning it in four straight. Dave Stewart of the As won Games 1 and 3 and last week 25 years later, was named general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, working with then-As manager Tony La Russa. That was the first cross-town series involving two teams from the same metropolitan area since 1956, when the Yankees played the Brooklyn Dodgers. Not only that but it was just the third not involving a New York team. The Dodgers and As - while not exactly next door neighbours - are still West Coast rivals. Theyve met twice in the World Series. Oakland won in 1974 to cap its three-peat run and the Dodgers pulled off what was considered a sizable upset in 1988, the year of Kirk Gibsons incredible game-winning pinch hit homer off Dennis Eckersley. The Dodgers havent been back to the Fall Classic since. There are other potential match-ups that have lots of history attached including Tigers-Cardinals and Pirates-Orioles. But the one Im hoping for has never happened before. That would be the Angels versus the Dodgers. Trout vs. Puig, Kershaw vs. Weaver, Mattingly vs. Scioscia, and on and on it goes. Wild Card watch The American League Wild Card game goes Tuesday night with Oakland at Kansas City. Sixteen-game winning lefty Jon Lester will be on the hill for the As against righty James Shields, who won 14 for the Royals. The winner will open an ALDS series Thursday at Anaheim against the Angels, while Detroit opens at Baltimore the same day. The National League Wild Card game goes Wednesday night at Pittsburgh with the Pirates hosting the Giants. Edinson Volquez (13-7) will face San Franciscos ace Madison Bumgarner (18-10). The winner will play at Washington Friday, while the Cardinals take on the Dodgers Friday at Chavez Ravine in the other NLDS. For whatever its worth, I like the Royals to beat the As simply because they are at home and the Giants to beat the Pirates because of Bamgarner, who is also one of the better hitting pitchers in the National League. Canadian Content It was great to see Canadian Justin Morneau of the Rockies win the National League batting title with a .319 average. But I do wish he had done more than just pinch-hit once over the final two games. Nationals No-No It was as exciting as it was unexpected to see the Nationals Jordan Zimmermann pitch that no-hitter at home on the final day of the season on Sunday, blanking Miami 1-0. It was the fifth no-no in history to end a season and first no-hitter in Washington since Bobby Burke did the honours back in 1931. You might have thought though that skipper Matt Williams, with the post-season looming, would have pulled Zimmermann after five or six innings. But as fate would have it, Zimmermann took a liner off his pitching shoulder and suffered a bruise in his previous start. In this start against Miami, working on seven days rest, Williams decided to let Zimmermann go for it, and thanks to that incredible circus catch by Steve Souza Jr. in left centre in the ninth to end the game, the current edition of the Washington Nationals picked up the first no-hitter in this franchises history. That leaves San Diego as the only team without a no-hitter. Lawson Crouse Jersey . -- Pelicans coach Monty Williams does not expect guard Eric Gordon to play in any of New Orleans final five games this season. Christian Dvorak Jersey . But Paul Osbaldiston, Hamiltons assistant special teams and kicking coach, said the team still relished the championship game workout. https://www.cheapcoyotes.com/948z-alex-goligoski-jersey-coyotes.html . The 25-year-old McIlroy, who is from Northern Ireland, was eligible to play for either Ireland or Team GB when golf makes its return to the Olympics in Brazil for the first time since 1904.PHOENIX -- Tommy Medica hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning, Eric Stults pitched six effective innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Tuesday night. Stults was sharp early before giving up a couple of runs that allowed Arizona to tie the game at 3-all. Medica had a run-scoring single in San Diegos three-run third inning and lined a solo homer to left off Evan Marshall (2-1) in the eighth to put the Padres back up. Kevin Quackenbush (1-1) pitched 1 2-3 innings for his first win in the majors after giving up a walkoff homer the night before and Huston Street worked a perfect ninth for his 15th straight save. Wade Miley had a career-high 11 strikeouts in seven innings and Martin Prado homered for Arizona. Stults had a rough go of it his last outing, failing to get out of the fourth inning after giving up five runs and six hits in a loss to the Chicago Cubs. The left-hander had the Diamondbacks guessing through the early innings Tuesday night, keeping them off-balance with a big-breaking curveball that dipped into the 60s with an upper 80s fastball. Prado, who has battled knee problems this season, got a pitch he liked in the second inning, sending a towering solo homer over the wall left, his first in 210 at-bats, dating to last season. Miguel Montero hit a run-scoring double in the sixth inning and Stults was lifted after Cliff Pennington led off the seventh with a double on a ball right fielder Chris Denorfia appeared to losse in the lights. Jason Demers Jersey. Gerardo Parra tied the game at 3-all by lining a run-scoring single to left off Alex Torres. Stults allowed three runs and six hits and walked four -- one intentional. Miley had a solid outing his last time out, allowing three runs in seven innings in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. The left-hander spotted his fastball well and had the Padres swinging and missing -- except in the third inning. Everth Cabrera lined a one-out single to start the inning, then Denorfia, Chase Headley and Medica followed with run-scoring singles, putting San Diego up 3-1. Miley was good after that, ringing up three more strikeouts on called third strikes to become the first Arizona left-hander with at least 11 strikeouts since Randy Johnson on Aug. 22, 2008, against Florida. Miley allowed three runs and eight hits. NOTES: Diamondbacks LF Mark Trumbo is expected to hit in the batting cage on Wednesday, a first since he went on the DL with a stress fracture in his left foot on April 24. ...Padres C Yasmani Grandal left the game in the seventh inning after being hit on the back of his glove hand by Paul Goldschmidts bat. He was called for catchers interference on the play. ... Arizona RHP Chase Anderson will start in the series finale on Wednesday after his previous outing was cut short to three innings due to rain. RHP Tim Stauffer will pitch for the Padres after making his first start in the majors since 2012 last Friday. ' ' '