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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/5/15

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Yankees to host Astros; Tanaka to start wild card game; ticket scams; optimism about the playoffs.

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NBC Sports | Bill Baer: The Astros lost to the Diamondbacks yesterday, so it is official: the Yankees will host the Wild Card game in the Bronx. Thank you, Paul Goldschmidt.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Even though everyone knew it, the Yankees officially announced that Masahiro Tanaka will pitch on Tuesday in the Wild Card game. He missed a bit of time due to a hamstring strain, but no one is concerned that he won't be at full capacity. This is Tanaka's biggest start in his MLB career, to put it mildly.

Patch.com | Lanning Taliaferro: The Yankees are back in the playoffs and are at home, and the New York Attorney General's office warns fans to be aware of possible ticket scams. Buy from registered sellers, people.

BP Bronx | Kenny Ducey: There's obviously so much uncertainty around a one-game playoff, but the Yankees should feel optimistic that they'll have Masahiro Tanaka on the mound, and Adam Warren in the wings in case of an emergency.