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Houston GM Jeff Luhnow says it's every kid's dream to play a postseason game at Yankee Stadium. The surprising Astros get their chance Tuesday night.
Girardi hopes CC's choice helps others
Yanks manager Joe Girardi said starter CC Sabathia told him that he needed help battling alcoholism in Baltimore Sunday. "If CC is a guy who can step up in a situation like that, I hope it gives other people confidence to step up," Girardi said.
The New York Yankees figure to be very right-handed on the bench against Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel for the wild-card game.
Big showdown just one day away
Astros-Yankees gets MLB's postseason started Tuesday (8 p.m. ET on ESPN) with the AL wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. Alex Rodriguez helped the Yankees reach their first playoff game since 2012.
The Angels introduced Billy Eppler as their 12th general manager on Monday, a day after their season ended. The big-budget club missed the postseason for the fifth time in six years.
The Cy Young races hold a lot of intrigue, where Cubs ace Jake Arrieta could trump the Dodgers' duo of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.
CC Sabathia's future, and that of his family, is a lot more important than what happens over the next month with the Yankees in the postseason.
Eric Cooper will be the plate umpire for the AL wild-card game and Jeff Nelson will call balls and strikes at the NL game.
Jim Bowden ESPN Insider
AL Wild Card Game Pitchers: This year Dallas Keuchel vs #Yankees 16IP 9H 0R 0ER 1 BB 16SO and Masahiro Tanaka vs #Astros 5IP 7H 6R 6ER 2BB 5SO #WildCard
Did Yankees fall in Power Rankings?
New York dropped six of its last seven games and is limping into the playoffs. Where does the team stand in our final rankings? Find out here
Jayson Stark Senior Writer, ESPN.com
Eric Cooper gets the plate assignment for Astros-Yankees. Dallas Keuchel has a 23-to-2 K/BB ratio with Cooper umpiring the plate. His best with any ump who has worked the plate more than twice when he's pitched.
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he was "surprised" when he was put on a conference call Sunday informing him that CC Sabathia would need alcohol dependency treatment. He said the organization is fully behind Sabathia. Cashman said Sabathia had "great courage."
Outlook dim for wild-card teams
With a win-or-go-home game still to be played this week, the odds are currently against the Cubs, Pirates, Yankees or Astros winning the World Series, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
The more a team's playoff odds fluctuate, the more on edge its followers are. Conversely, the earlier a team locks up a playoff spot or falls far out of the race by pegging its odds close to one extreme or the other, the more its games blend together and its fans look forward to the playoffs (or football). So let's use those playoff odds to determine which team had MLB's most exciting regular season in 2015.
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
If the Yankees advance in the wild card, CC Sabathia probably would have started one of the ALDS games. Sabathia, who announced today is going for alcohol dependency treatment, had pitched much better of late. In his last four starts, he had a 2.22 ERA. With Masahiro Tanaka starting the wild card game, the Yankees' rotation for the ALDS if they were to advance would likely be rookie Luis Severino, Michael Pineda, Adam Warren and Tanaka. Nathan Eovaldi is rehabbing his forearm, but, if he comes back, he would only return as a reliever because he is not stretched out.
Advantage Astros in wild-card game?
Houston will send Dallas Keuchel to the mound against the Yankees on Tuesday night. The left-hander dominated New York in two starts earlier this season.
Ryen Russillo and Danny Kanell react to CC Sabathia's decision to check into an alcohol rehabilitation center and the timing of Sabathia's choice to seek help.
Sabthia to enter alcohol rehab; will miss playoffs
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason, he announced Monday. Sabathia, who thanked the Yankees for their "encouragement and understanding," said he intends to be back with the Yankees next season. Story
Hank Aaron Award finalists: AL East
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Here are the nominees for each AL East team:
- Baltimore Orioles: Chris Davis
- Boston Red Sox: David Ortiz
- New York Yankees: Brian McCann
- Tampa Bay Rays: Logan Forsythe
- Toronto Blue Jays: Josh Donaldson
On Base Percentage.32310th
Earned Run Average4.0517th
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