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Lineups for AL Wild Card game

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After a thrilling battle between the Cubs and Rockies in the NL Wild Card game on Tuesday, we turn our attention to the AL Wild Card on Wednesday evening between the Athletics and Yankees. TBS has the broadcast for tonight’s game, starting at 8:08 PM ET. The winner moves on to face the Red Sox in the ALDS, which will begin on Friday.


LF Nick Martini (.296/.397/.414, 1 HR, 19 RBI, 26 R, 0 SB)
3B Matt Chapman (.278/.356/.508, 24 HR, 68 RBI, 100 R, 1 SB)
2B Jed Lowrie (.267/.353/.448, 23 HR, 99 RBI, 78 R, 0 SB)
DH Khris Davis (.247/.326/.549, 48 HR, 123 RBI, 98 R, 0 SB)
1B Matt Olson (.247/.335/.453, 29 HR, 84 RBI, 85 R, 2 SB)
RF Stephen Piscotty (.267/.331/.491, 27 HR, 88 RBI, 78 R, 2 SB)
CF Ramón Laureano (.288/.358/.474, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 27 R, 7 SB)
SS Marcus Semien (.255/.318/.388, 15 HR, 70 RBI, 89 R, 14 SB)
C Jonathan Lucroy (.241/.291/.325, 4 HR, 51 RBI, 41 R, 0 SB)

P Liam Hendriks (0-1, 4.13 ERA, 22 K, 10 BB, 24 IP)

Note: The Athletics plan to use Hendriks as an “opener,” so he shouldn’t go any more than an inning.


LF Andrew McCutchen (.255/.368/.424, 20 HR, 65 RBI, 83 R, 14 SB)
RF Aaron Judge (.278/.392/.528, 27 HR, 67 RBI, 77 R, 6 SB)
CF Aaron Hicks (.248/.366/.467, 27 HR, 79 RBI, 90 R, 11 SB)
DH Giancarlo Stanton (.266/.343/.509, 38 HR, 100 RBI, 102 R, 5 SB)
1B Luke Voit (.333/.405/.689, 14 HR, 33 RBI, 28 R, 0 SB)
SS Didi Gregorius (.268/.335/.494, 27 HR, 86 RBI, 89 R, 10 SB)
3B Miguel Andújar (.297/.328/.527, 27 HR, 92 RBI, 83 R, 2 SB)
C Gary Sánchez (.186/.291/.406, 18 HR, 53 RBI, 51 R, 1 SB)
2B Gleyber Torres (.271/.340/.480, 24 HR, 77 RBi, 54 R, 6 SB)

P Luis Severino (19-8, 3.39 ERA, 220 K, 46 BB, 191 1/3 IP)

Zack Wheeler will miss at least two starts when his wife gives birth

Zack Wheeler miss starts
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Per The Athletic’s Matt Gelb, Phillies starter Zack Wheeler will miss at least two starts when his wife goes into labor and gives birth to their first child, expected to be later this month. Wheeler, in fact, is not sure if he will return to play at all once their child is born.

Wheeler said, “We just have to see how things are here at the field and at the stadium. I’m happy with what I see so far. But things could change, especially once our baby’s born. I always think about what’s going on around me. Is it safe? Is it OK? Literally every single day. I have to just ask myself that. I’m going to continue to keep asking myself that every day.”

Wheeler, 30, inked a five-year, $118 million contract with the Phillies in December. He is slated for the No. 2 spot in the rotation behind Aaron Nola. Last season, with the Mets, Wheeler posted a 3.96 ERA with 195 strikeouts and 50 walks over 195 1/3 innings.

The No. 5 spot in the Phillies’ rotation is currently up for grabs between Nick Pivetta, Vince Velasquez, Ranger Suárez, and prospect Spencer Howard. One of the remaining three could fill in for Wheeler when he needs time off, temporarily or otherwise.