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Open GameThread: AL Wild Card Game

American League Wild Card Game - Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The Yankees will host the wild card game tonight for the second year in a row.

Last year, the Yankees defeated the Twins there. Let’s hope for a different result tonight.

If you want to take a little trip down memory lane, here is an archived copy of the 2016 Wild Card game. I skipped through it last night and there some moments I had forgotten about - Osuna having to leave the game at the top of the 10th, the Jays grounding into so many inning ending double plays, and Chris Davis being a legitimate threat. Wild how much has changed in two years.

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Here are tonight’s lineups. Both are pretty stacked. Here’s hoping for a good game.

Today's Lineups

Nick Martini - LF Andrew McCutchen - LF
Matt Chapman - 3B Aaron Judge - RF
Jed Lowrie - 2B Aaron Hicks - CF
Khris Davis - DH Giancarlo Stanton - DH
Matt Olson - 1B Luke Voit - 1B
Stephen Piscotty - RF Didi Gregorius - SS
Ramon Laureano - CF Miguel Andujar - 3B
Marcus Semien - SS Gary Sanchez - C
Jonathan Lucroy - C Gleyber Torres - 2B

Go, A’s, Go!