Caption Close The Astros had a rough regular season, finishing below . but it's playoff time and they get a chance to reset. The Twins lead the Astros 1-0 in the fifth inning of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series Tuesday afternoon at Minnesota's Target Field.
Article content The Minnesota Twins left third baseman Josh Donaldson off their roster for the American League wild-card series against the Houston Astros as he deals with a calf injury. Marwin Gonzalez is expected to start in his place at third base. The 34-year-old Donaldson last played Friday night in a 7-2 loss to the Reds but was lifted after one at-bat.
Major League Baseball's expanded 16-team postseason begins Tuesday afternoon featuring Game 1 of all four American League Wild Card series. The best-of-three series are being played at the home ballparks of the higher-ranked teams with the winners advancing to the traditional best-of-five Division Series. Things get underway at 2 p.m.