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American League Wild Card Game Open Thread

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Teams that are not the Orioles will be playing in the AL Wild Card game tonight. Hopefully the Yankees lose.

Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees Photo By Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images

Since it's become apparent that the American League Wild Card game would be contested between the Twins and Yankees, everyone has had to pretend that the Twins might actually beat the Yankees in the playoffs, even though the Twins never beat the Yankees in the playoffs.

In truth, it's unfair to the current-day Twins to even bring all of that up. Barely any of the Twins current players were around or even in MLB at the time the most recent drubbing occurred, and the same is also true for most of the current Yankees roster as well. This is a brand new situation, one where an 85-win team takes on a 91-win team. Anything can happen in one game.

Hopefully that involves the Twins beating the Yankees, because honestly, to heck with the Yankees. True, this incarnation of the Yankees is not the most loathsome of Yankees teams to ever take the field in my life, but they are still the Yankees, and the Yankees should always lose.

Today's Lineups

MINNESOTA TWINS NEW YORK YANKEES
Brian Dozier - 2B Brett Gardner - LF
Joe Mauer - 1B Aaron Judge - RF
Jorge Polanco - SS Gary Sanchez - C
Eddie Rosario - LF Didi Gregorius - SS
Eduardo Escobar - 3B Starlin Castro - 2B
Max Kepler - RF Greg Bird - 1B
Byron Buxton - CF Aaron Hicks - CF
Jason Castro - C Jacoby Ellsbury - DH
Robbie Grossman - DH Todd Frazier - 3B
Ervin Santana - RHP Luis Severino - RHP