Since the Yankees and Rays can’t play each other in the first round, per Major League Baseball rules, the Twins (as the second seed) will host the Yankees, while the Rays will host the AL West Champion Texas Rangers.â†µ
The playoffs start on Wednesday at Target Field. The pitching match-up for Game One of the ALDS will see Cy Young candidate C.C. Sabathia (21-7, 3.18 ERA) taking the hill for New York, and the Twins will counter with Francisco Liriano (14-10, 3.62). The games will be broadcast on TBS. Start time has yet to be determined.