The Yankees fell just short of winning the AL East, which puts them in the dreaded Wild Card game Tuesday night against the Twins. It’s not an ideal situation by any means, but the Yankees have a very good offense to back up one of the best pitchers in the American League for the game.
Luis Severino will get the start for New York opposite Ervin Santana for Minnesota. The Yankees’ ace had an uncharacteristic outing against the Twins last month, but his team’s offense was able to overcome his struggles and still pull off a win.
If the Yankees can prevail, they’ll head to Progressive Field for a five-game set date with Cleveland on October 5th. The reigning American League champions secured the best record in the league in order to host the winner of the Wild Card game.
You can watch the Wild Card game at 8:00 pm Eastern Time on ESPN or streaming online at WatchESPN.