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2021 American League Wild Card Game: Yankees vs. Red Sox, Tuesday 10/5, 7:08 CT

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Only one of these longtime rivals will continue in the postseason after tonight.

Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images

For us as Cubs fans, attention will focus on two popular former Cubs in this game: Anthony Rizzo of the Yankees and Kyle Schwarber of the Red Sox.

It is, of course, a personal preference which player(s) and/or team you would want to see win this game and move on to a division series matchup with the Rays.

Personally, I hope both players do well, but that the Red Sox win the game. Should be fun! From the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey:

Here’s everything you need to know for tonight’s game.

Yankees lineup:

Red Sox lineup:

Both former Cubs are in the leadoff spot tonight, an interesting curiosity. And:

Gerrit Cole, RHP vs. Nathan Eovaldi, RHP

USA TODAY NETWORK
USA TODAY NETWORK
Statcast
Statcast

Today’s game is on ESPN. Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Alex Rodriguez and Buster Olney.

ESPN is also doing a Statcast broadcast that will be shown on ESPN2. Announcers: Jason Benetti, Eduardo Perez and Mike Petriello.

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

MLB.com Gameday

Baseball-reference.com game preview

Please visit our SB Nation Yankees site Viva el Birdos and Red Sox site Over The Monster. If you do go to those sites to interact with Yankees or Red Sox fans, please be respectful, abide by their individual site rules and serve as a good representation of Cub fans in general and BCB in particular.

This is the only thread for tonight’s game. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.

Poll

Which team are you rooting for tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Red Sox
    (47 votes)
  • 9%
    Yankees
    (6 votes)
  • 18%
    Neither
    (12 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team will win tonight’s game?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Red Sox
    (36 votes)
  • 23%
    Yankees
    (11 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now