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Playoff thread: AL wild card

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MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

For those who like to follow Bucco-less playoffs, we’re going to have post-season game threads. At 8pm ET tonight, the Twins take on the Evil Empire.

An interesting note: The Twins have two of their own international prospects playing a significant role: shortstop Jorge Polanco and right fielder Max Kepler. They signed for $775,000 and $800,000, respectively, amounts that are more than any bonus the Pirates have paid on the international front since 2011 and over $200,000 more than they’ve paid since 2012. Of course, there’s also Miguel Sano, who signed for $3.15M, but who’s hurt now.

Ervin Santana starts for the Twins, Luis Severino for Yankees.

Twins

  1. Brian Dozier, 2B
  2. Joe Mauer, 1B
  3. Jorge Polanco, SS
  4. Eddie Rosario, LF
  5. Eduardo Escobar, 3B
  6. Max Kepler, RF
  7. Byron Buxton, CF
  8. Jason Castro, C
  9. Robbie Grossman, DH

Yankees

  1. Brett Gardner, LF
  2. Aaron Judge, RF
  3. Gary Sanchez, C
  4. Didi Gregorius, SS
  5. Starlin Castro, 2B
  6. Greg Bird, 1B
  7. Aaron Hicks, CF
  8. Jacoby Ellsbury, DH
  9. Todd Frazier, 3B