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.
The top of the lineup looks fine, with the first seven Yankees stepping to the plate against Shane Bieber appear like the regular starters. I don’t necessarily love Aaron Hicks breaking up Aaron Judge and Luke Voit, but whatever, can’t complain too much about that. Things get weird, though, with the seven and eight batters.