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Gary Sanchez Returns To Lineup For Game 2 Wednesday

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is back among the starting nine for Game 2 of Wednesday's wild-card series versus Cleveland and right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco. Sanchez will bat in the No. 9 spot for the first time in his Major League career amidst having hit .147 during 49 regular-season contests. With Kyle Higashioka having... Read More

4 months ago

Corey Dickerson Hits A Three-Run Shot On Wednesday

Miami Marlins outfielder Corey Dickerson hit a huge three-run home run in Game 1 of the wild-card series against the Chicago Cubs. Dickerson ended up 1-for-4 with a walk, three RBI and a run scored. Dickerson's blast came in the seventh inning to open the scoring for the Marlins, who would score five in the... Read More

4 months ago

Sandy Alcantara Shines In His First Playoff Start

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara was excellent in his first playoff appearance on Wednesday. He earned the win, pitching 6 2/3 innings while allowing just one run on three hits and three walks. He struck out four and allowed the run on a solo shot off the bat of Ian Happ. Alcantara did not... Read More

4 months ago

Kyle Tucker Drives In Two As Astros Sweep

Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in as the Astros beat the Twins 3-1 to sweep them out of the playoffs. The young slugger drove in his first career RBI in the fourth inning and then tacked on an RBI single in the ninth inning to extend the Astros lead... Read More

4 months ago

Carlos Correa's Home Run Breaks Tie

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa went 2-for-4 with a 430-foot home run in the Astros 3-1 win over the Twins in the wild-card round on Wednesday. The Astros advance to the ALDS thanks to an absolute bomb by Correa in the seventh inning to unlock a 1-1 tie at the time. It was a mediocre... Read More

4 months ago


Devin Williams Left Off Brewers Wild-Card Roster

Milwaukee Brewers right-handed reliever Devin Williams has been left off of the Brewers' roster for their wild-card series against the top-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers. He is reportedly dealing with an arm issue. This is a brutal blow to the Brewers and their chances in the postseason. In 2020, Williams broke out to the tune of... Read More

4 months ago

Manuel Margot Batting Fifth For Rays On Wednesday

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manuel Margot will be batting fifth and playing left field in Game 2 of the Rays-Blue Jays wild-card series. Margot went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Game 1 of the series. The Rays are looking to take advantage of Margot's hot bat by moving him up in... Read More

4 months ago

Fernando Tatis Jr. Makes His Playoff Debut On Wednesday

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is batting leadoff against the Cardinals on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Padres-Cardinals wild-card series. Tatis will be making his major league baseball postseason debut against his father's former team and left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim. Tatis had a breakout 2020 in which he hit .277/.366/.571 with 17... Read More

4 months ago

Trent Grisham Batting Ninth On Wednesday

San Diego Padres outfielder Trent Grisham is in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the wild-card series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Grisham will be batting ninth and playing center field against left-handed starting pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim on Wednesday. Grisham had a breakout 2020, slashing .251/.352/.456 with 10 home runs, 26 RBI, 42... Read More

4 months ago

Mike Clevinger Left Off Wild-Card Roster

Following up on a prior report, San Diego Padres starter Mike Clevinger (biceps) has been left off of the Padres' wild-card series roster due to his biceps injury. After a bullpen session Tuesday, concerns remain about Clevinger’s health, and, even beyond the wild-card series, it remains possible Clevinger misses the entire playoffs. Acquired at the... Read More

4 months ago


Edwin Encarnacion Back In Lineup At Designated Hitter

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion is back in the lineup and hitting fifth in Game 2 of the White Sox wild-card series against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Encarnacion sat out Game 1 of the wild-card series, but will get the start against right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt. Encarnacion struggled greatly at the plate... Read More

4 months ago

Eloy Jimenez Remains Sidelined On Wednesday

Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez (foot) will be absent from the lineup in Game 2 of the White Sox's wild-card series against the Oakland Athletics. Jimenez was hopeful that he would be in the lineup Wednesday, particularly after missing Game 1. It will be outfielder Leury Garcia taking his place again in left field... Read More

4 months ago

Dinelson Lamet Not On Padres Wild-Card Series Roster

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet (biceps) was left off of the Padres' wild-card series roster. The Padres were hopeful that Lamet would be able to return from his biceps injury ahead of the series, though he has been placed on their taxi-squad for the series. It is a tough blow for the Padres... Read More

4 months ago

Sandy Alcantara Facing Six Lefties On Wednesday

Miami Marlins right-handed starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara will get the start against the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of their wild-card series on Wednesday. Alcantara posted a 3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in seven regular season starts, but he has a very daunting task against a Cubs lineup that features six left-handed bats, including switch-hitters.... Read More

4 months ago

Byron Buxton Sitting For Game 2 On Wednesday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (head) is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday in Game 2 of the Twins wild-card series against the Houston Astros. Buxton was hit by a pitch in the helmet on Friday and displayed mild concussion symptoms after that game. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli told reporters on Wednesday that Buxton... Read More

4 months ago


Starling Marte Batting Second In Game 1

Miami Marlins outfielder Starling Marte (ear) is in the lineup on Wednesday in Game 1 of the wild-card series against the Cubs. Marte was hit by a pitch in the helmet on Sunday in the regular season finale against the Yankees. Fortunately, Marte only suffered a left ear contusion and is good to go for... Read More

4 months ago

Brandon Lowe Gets Start At Second Base In Game 2

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman/outfielder Brandon Lowe is in the starting lineup, batting third and playing second base in Game 2 of the wild-card series versus Toronto. Lowe will face left-handed pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu on Wednesday. Lowe sat frequently against lefties during the regular season, despite owing solid reverse splits in 2020 including a... Read More

4 months ago

Nick Senzel Bats Leadoff For Game 1 Wednesday

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel has become the team’s preferred center field option against left-handed pitching down the stretch, but he was shifted to the leadoff spot for the first time since Aug. 11 for Game 1 of the wild-card series versus Atlanta and left-handed pitcher Max Fried on Wednesday. Senzel’s spot atop the lineup... Read More

4 months ago

Jose Urquidy Officially Tabbed As Game 2 Starter Wednesday

Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Jose Urquidy will start Game 2 of the club’s wild-card series versus Minnesota on Wednesday. Urquidy made just five starts during the regular season, but amassed a 2.73 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. With the remainder of the Houston rotation behind Zack Greinke in flux, Urquidy’s presence likely confirms that Lance McCullers... Read More

4 months ago

Chad Wallach Starts Game 1 Wednesday, Jorge Alfaro Sits

Miami Marlins catcher Chad Wallach will be behind the dish to catch right-handed pitcher Sandy Alcantara for Game 1 of the wild-card series versus the Cubs. Wallach appeared in 15 games during the regular season and produced a .640 OPS, with manager Don Mattingly opting for his defensive abilities over those of Jorge Alfaro, whose... Read More

4 months ago


Yandy Diaz Returns To Lineup, Bats Cleanup In Game 2

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz (hamstring) is officially back among the starting nine for Game 2 on Wednesday of the wild-card series versus Toronto and left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. Diaz’s start will mark his first since Aug. 31, having been sidelined due to a strained right hamstring. Having delivered a .428 on-base percentage... Read More

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Matt Davidson, Travis Jankowski Make Wild-Card Series Roster

Cincinnati Reds first baseman/designated hitter Matt Davidson and outfielder Travis Jankowski have been selected for the club’s wild-card series roster against Atlanta prior to Game 1 on Wednesday. Both have a very specific role, with Davidson likely to be utilized as a reserve bat against left-handed pitching, with three of his four regular-season hits versus... Read More

4 months ago

Kris Bryant Returns To No. 3 Slot For Game 1 Wednesday

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is back to batting in the top third of the order for Game 1 of the wild-card series Wednesday versus Miami and right-handed pitcher Sandy Alcantara. Bryant had been shifted to the Nos. 5 and 4 slots for the final three games of the regular season, where he ended... Read More

4 months ago

Cristian Pache, Pablo Sandoval Join Wild-Card Series Roster

Atlanta Braves outfielder Cristian Pache and first/third baseman Pablo Sandoval were both added to the club’s wild-card series roster prior to Game 1 on Wednesday. Pache, Atlanta’s top prospect and the No. 10 overall prospect in the Majors, received just four regular-season at-bats, but figures to be utilized for his defensive acumen and baserunning abilities.... Read More

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Mike Clevinger's Postseason Availability In Doubt

San Diego Padres starter Mike Clevinger (biceps) will likely be unavailable in the wild-card series against the St. Louis Cardinals, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan. After a bullpen session Tuesday, concerns remain about Clevinger’s health, and it’s possible he misses the entire playoffs. Acquired at the trade deadline, the 29-year-old made four starts for San Diego,... Read More

4 months ago


Alex Kirilloff Makes MLB Debut In Game 2

Minnesota Twins outfielder Alex Kirilloff will make both his Major League debut and postseason debut Wednesday against Houston and right-hander Jose Urquidy in Game 2 of the wild-card series. Kirilloff, Minnesota’s No. 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline, enters the lineup in place of Byron Buxton, with the rookie batting sixth. Never having played above Double-A,... Read More

4 months ago

Aristides Aquino, Kyle Farmer Draw Starts In Game 1 Wednesday

Cincinnati Reds outfielder/designated hitter Aristides Aquino and infielder Kyle Farmer are both among the starting nine for Wednesday’s Game 1 of the wild-card series versus Atlanta and left-hander Max Fried. The duo enter the lineup due to the platoon nature of the Cincinnati order, with both having DFS upside due to their low price tags;... Read More

4 months ago

Aaron Judge Homers In Game 1 Of Wild-Card Series

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge collected just one hit on Tuesday but made it count with a 399-foot opposite-field blast against Cleveland ace Shane Bieber. Injuries derailed Judge’s 2020 regular season, but the 28-year-old wasted no time making an impact in the postseason with his 10th home run of the year in only 29... Read More

4 months ago

Gleyber Torres Has A Big Game On Tuesday

New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres went 4-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run against the Indians and ace Shane Bieber in Game 1 of their wild-card series on Tuesday. Torres had been heating up towards the end of the season with an .842 OPS in September, and that hot streak appears to... Read More

4 months ago

Gerrit Cole Shines In Postseason Outing

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole was fantastic against the Indians on Tuesday, holding Cleveland to two runs over seven innings with 13 strikeouts and no walks. Cole generated a whopping 22% swinging-strike rate for the game including an impressive 12 whiffs on his four-seamer, and he’s now picked up 37 strikeouts over his... Read More

4 months ago


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