If this Wild Card Round series between the Yankees and Indians goes to Game 3, manager Aaron Boone knows who he is giving the ball to.
Cubs manager David Ross had to remind himself Monday night that Chicago was still two days away from opening a best-of-three wild-card series against the Miami Marlins. Game 1 is Wednesday at Wrigley Field, and Ross can't wait. The Cubs won the NL Central at 34-26 in Ross' first season, reaching the playoffs for the fifth time in six years.
Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito allowed a clean single up the middle to start the seventh inning, ending his bid for a perfect game against the Oakland Athletics in their playoff opener. Tommy La Stella hit a single to become the first runner for the A's on Tuesday. Giolito pitched a no-hitter against Pittsburgh on Aug. 25.