The Wild Card Matchup of a Lifetime

10/05/2021 The Wild Card Matchup of a Lifetime

By: Jeff Yoder

AL Wild Card: Red Sox vs. Yankees (Tonight, 8:00 pm ET)

The MLB Playoffs are about to begin, and it’s a revitalized rivalry that throws out the first pitch of the postseason. The Red Sox (92-70) play host to the Yankees (92-70) tonight in a do-or-die, one-game Wild Card showdown at Fenway Park. It’s Gerrit Cole (NYY) and Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) on the mound. Boston won the season series (10-9), and the game features 21 past and present all-stars.


Last 10 Games: Red Sox (5-5) | Yankees (7-3)


The winner of tonight’s epic showdown gets the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS on Thursday.


MLB Playoff Schedule (This Week)


AL Wild Card

#5 Yankees at #4 Red Sox (Tues. 8:08 pm ET, ESPN)

Pitchers: G. Cole (NYY) vs. N. Eovaldi (BOS)


NL Wild Card

#5 Cardinals at #4 Dodgers (Wed. 8:10 pm ET, TBS)

Pitchers: A. Wainwright (STL) vs. M. Scherzer (LAD)


ALDS: Begins Thursday (Oct. 7)

NLDS: Begins Friday (Oct. 8)


Additional Storylines

MLB: Why Each Team Can Win the World Series

CBS Sports: 2021 MLB Playoff Expert Picks & Postseason Predictions

USA Today: Red Sox-Yankees Peaked 17 Years Ago. Can a Winner-Take-All Wild Card Game Jolt the Rivalry?


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