Will the Yankees top the Twins tonight and reach the ALDS?

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees follow through on a fourth inning home run against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in New York

Minnesota is 7-3 in its last 10 games. In his 193.1 innings and 14-6 record this year, Severino has a 2.98 ERA with 230 Ks and 51 BBs. Ervin Santana will start for Minnesota. Santana (3.28 ERA, 1.126 WHIP, 211.1 IP), though, also had an outstanding year, and he strikes me as having the flawless makeup to pitch well in a game like this.

While there is a bit of Yankee mystique that comes with a surprisingly successful year, many around baseball are still trying to figure out how the Twins got here.

You can live stream the American League wildcard game between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees on the Watch ESPN website.

For the Wild Card Game, the Yankees will be bringing out RHP Luis Severino. In all realistic terms, NY should win this game. Let's take a look at how they should fare in the Wild Card game against the Twins.

Santana made one start against the Yanks this season, allowing two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings.

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But there's a reason that the Twins have +205 betting odds and the Yankees are -240 favorites, via OddsShark.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 17: Minnesota Twins Center field Byron Buxton (25) runs to the dugout at the end of an inning during a Major League Baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays on September 17, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. Severino also gave up Polanco's two-run single. On paper, Yankees have a huge advantage in the bullpen.

While Tuesday's decision calls into question Sano's availability should the Twins advance to face the Cleveland Indians in the division series, the idea of a power threat like Sano was tantalizing to Twins staff and his teammates as well. It's time to see if Aaron Judge will make his mark in history by leading the Yankees to a win tonight. Regardless of the final score, the Twins should be commended for making it to the Wild Card game.

"As the second wild card, I am fully supportive of this endeavor", deadpanned Twins General Manager Thad Levine. Don't believe? Throwback to last October's season review. They're about the magic, and if Buxton and company can channel the spirit of Kirby (Puckett), Herbie (Kent Hrbek) and Wrench (Dan Gladden), they just might produce another Minnesota miracle to go with their 1987 and '91 championships. Mauer, the three-time AL batting champ, posted his eighth.300 season but first since 2013, when a concussion cut short his season and ended his days as a catcher.

The Yankees lineup includes an interesting mix of young players and veterans including Judge, Gary Sanchez (33 home runs, 90 runs batted in), Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Holiday, and Chase Headley.

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