The GIST: And just like that, the first team has been eliminated from the MLB playoffs. Next up: another single-elimination Wild Card game, tonight at 8:10 p.m. ET. Buckle up.
American League (AL): Last night’s AL Wild Card game was a battle between two bitter rivals — the Boston Red Sox and the NY Yankees — and the Red Sox prevailed, beating the Yankees 6–2. Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts got things started early with a in the first inning and the Sox never looked back.
- Next up in the AL, Boston will face the Tampa Bay Rays in a five-game divisional series (ALDS) beginning tomorrow at 8:07 p.m. ET.
- The other ALDS between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros also begins tomorrow, but a bit earlier at 4:07 p.m. ET.
National League (NL): Tonight’s NL Wild Card game features two of the hottest teams in baseball: the defending champion LA Dodgers and the St. Louis “” Cardinals. It also features two veteran pitchers in 37-year-old Dodger Max Scherzer and 40-year-old Cardinal Adam Wainwright. Age is but a number.