Here’s how to watch the AL Wild Card action between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
Tuesday night will be one to remember as the New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox in Massachusetts in the AL Wild Card Game. The winner will travel to Florida on Thursday to face AL East leader Tampa Bay Rays in the five-game ALDS.
The matchup marks the fifth time the Yankees and Red Sox have faced each other in the playoffs, but it marks the first time the teams have faced each other in the Wild Card Game. New York and Boston both took playoff spots in Game 162 on the final day of the MLB season. The Yankees and Red Sox last played each other on the last weekend of September, when New York swept Boston at Fenway.
Fans can watch the AL Wild Card Game between the Yankees and Red Sox on ESPN
Nathan Eovaldi will take the mound for the Red Sox as the game kicks off at 8pm ET on ESPN. Eovaldi enters a pitching duel against Gerrit Cole, the starter of the Yankees. Nathan gets the chance to knock his former team out of the postseason and back to the Bronx.
Boston already has the upper hand after securing home advantage last weekend with a series win over the Washington Nationals. However, New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton doesn’t seem to mind playing in Fenway Park. Fans complain about New York’s short right-hand porch, but Stanton has no problem launching a ball over the Green Monster.
It’s the Red Sox and Yankees in the postseason. What’s not to love?