Playoffs start tonight 03 Oct 17

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins are back in the postseason for the first time in seven years, facing the New York Yankees on Tuesday night in the AL wild-card game. New York eliminated Minnesota from the playoffs four times from 2003-10, but only Mauer remains from those Twins teams. Minnesota and New York are both in the playoffs after successful rebuilds, with Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton powering the Twins and Aaron Judge emerging as an MVP contender with the Yankees.