After just missing out on the American League East Division title, the New York Yankees will host the AL wild-card game tonight against the Minnesota Twins. This is the second time in three years that the Yankees will be hosting the wildcard game. In 2015 they lost to the Houston Astros.
The surprising Twins come in having won 85 games a year after losing 103. In fact they are so surprising, they both bought and sold at the trade deadline, and yet here they are, one win away from the ALDS against the Indians starting on Thursday.
The Yankees will be sending young fireballer Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98 ERA) to the mound against Twins starter Ervin Santana (16-8, 3.28 ERA).
The game begins at 8:00 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. Cable subscribers can stream the game either at WatchESPN.com or with the WatchESPN app. Non-cable subscribers can get ESPN via an a la carte television service, such as Sling TV. Wherever you watch, play-by-play man Dan Shulman, analysts Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza, and reporter Buster Olney will be on the call.
The winner of tonight’s game will continue on to face the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series. That series starts on Thursday, October 5, Ohio.