AL Wild Card: Joe Mauer, Twins seek payback

AL Wild Card: Joe Mauer, Twins seek payback

Olson, who says she lives with four Yankees fans, keeps it diplomatic.

The 2017 postseason begins at Yankee Stadium this evening when the Minnesota Twins take on NY in the AL wild-card game. NY was unable to catch rival Boston for the AL East crown, but the team played some of its best baseball down the stretch and went 20-8 in September to secure the franchise's 53rd postseason appearance.

Judge's Major League Baseball rookie record of 52 home runs is already pressed into the books, and the slugging right fielder has eagerly turned a page to Tuesday night's elimination game. "What the team's done so far this year to get to this point, from spring training to now, is incredible". It's the Twins against the Yankees in the Bronx, with the right to play in the American League Divisional playoffs at stake.

That's how it went for Brett Gardner in 2009, his first full season in the majors. That game of course pits the Twins against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium for the right to advance to the ALDS and face the Indians. After all, a couple of his moonshots this season have visited that area of the ballpark, where Yankees greats are honored.

The Yankees host the Minnesota Twins in the American League wild card playoff game on Tuesday. "We set a goal to prove everybody wrong and we did that today, but we still have work to do".

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In the last three games between the sides, both have won one game 2-0, with the other game ending in a 2-2 draw. With plenty of picks and markets to choose from, don't waste your time and join the action at Get More Sports.

"There's two teams that are going to fight like heck tomorrow, and one of us is not going to move on, but I really like the way we've been playing". With 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, Belisle posted his best rate since 2010 with Colorado and the second-best of his career. "There's only 10 teams that get to play into the postseason, and we're one of them". NY figures to start just four players from its lineup in the 2015 wild-card game: Gardner, Headley, Bird and Gregorius. They've improved their pitching and had some timely hitting, but they're in the playoffs because they've played a lot better in the field. Minnesota now has a new batch of budding young stars, and it's a group that's already wrecked some history. "Whether he's going to start or not, I still haven't inked it in yet, but I'm waiting to have him on the bench".

A day after manager Paul Molitor said he planned to use his All-Star slugger in some capacity, Sano was left off the 25-man roster for the winner-take-all game at Yankee Stadium.

"Somebody asked me earlier, 'Does it feel like seven years?'" Mauer said. Outfielder Aaron Judge headlines the group, which includes Tuesday starter Luis Severino and catcher Gary Sanchez.

That's probably the best 'pen in baseball, and if Girardi wanted to, he could essentially make the entire game a bullpen game, pulling Severino after a couple of innings. "He's a guy we love being behind".