The Montreal Expos are the first team to win out of the play-in round. They rode some hot pitching and 7 RBI apiece from Miguel Arias and Orlando Figueroa to a 3-games-to-1 win over Colorado Springs.
This breaks a long playoff wins drought for the Expos. They last won a playoff series back in Season 14, when they advanced all the way to the WS but lost 4-3 to Minnesota.
Recent teams have offered promise, winning the NL North each of the last 3 seasons. But they lost their play-in series to the Giants last year and the Division Series to the Rockies in Season 30.
Montreal moves on to the Division round against the Nationals. Colorado has now gone out early 2 years in a row after its close encounter in the WS in Season 30.
Congrats to both teams and a special shout out to EasyE and his Expos for their playoff win breakthrough.