The first round of the 2014 MLB playoffs in pictures

None of the league division series went the maximum five games, with Kansas City and Baltimore completing sweeps and St. Louis and San Francisco losing just one game, but that doesn't mean that there wasn't action and drama aplenty.

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    San Francisco Giants pitcher Santiago Casilla, center, hugs catcher Buster Posey after the Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 to win Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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    San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (52) throws in the 12th inning of Game 2 of baseball's NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals in Nationals Park, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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    St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong celebrates with teammate Yadier Molina, left, after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 3 of baseball's NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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    Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig strikes out against St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Marco Gonzales during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball's NL Division Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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    St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams celebrates after hitting a three-run home in the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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    Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez, left, is congratulated by Erik Kratz after hitting a walk-off single in the 12th inning to defeat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in the AL wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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    Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun jumps after after he scored on a single by Albert Pujols as Howie Kendrick (47) watches, during the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of baseball's AL Division Series in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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    Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera stands on the field after relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain was relieved in the eighth inning of Game 2 in baseball's AL Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Baltimore won 7-6. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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    Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz gestures after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning in Game 3 of baseball's AL Division Series against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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