Yankees Host Minnesota Twins in Tonight’s AL Wild Card Matchup
Yankees Stadium will be buzzing tonight as the Yankees host Minnesota in the American League Wild Card game to see who advances to the American Leagues Division Series against Cleveland.
The Yankees (91-71) finished only two games behind the Boston Red Sox and return to the post season for the first time in two years.
They'll start their 23 year-old ace, Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98 ERA) to go against the Twins' Ervin Santana on the mound Tuesday night. First pitch is at 8 p.m.
All eyes will be focused on Yankees' rookie Aaron Judge, who broke Mark McGwire's rookie home run record with 52 long balls hit this year (along with 118 RBIs). He leads a young group of players that also includes Gary Sanchez, Didi Gergorious, Todd Frazier, and Aaron Hicks.
According to MLB,com, the Yankees won the season series over the Twins 4-2. They've also won nine straight playoff games against Minnesota.
Temperatures should fall into the low 60s to upper 50s tonight in the Bronx by game time.