Baseball's all-time-best turnaround story meets the sport's all-time-best playoff team when the postseason gets underway Tuesday at 8:09 p.m. EDT with the New York Yankees hosting the Minnesota Twins in the American League wild-card game.
Minnesota, coming off a 100-loss season in 2016, will send Ervin Santana (16-8, 3.28 ERA) to the mound. He will be opposed by New York's Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98). Before the Twins (85-77) this year, no team previously made the postseason one year after losing at least 100 games.
The Yankees will begin the pursuit of their record 28th World Series title.
The National League wild-card game is set for 8:08 p.m. EDT on Wednesday night in Phoenix, where the Arizona Diamondbacks will host the Colorado Rockies. Colorado's Jon Gray (10-4, 3.67) will start against Zach Greinke (17-7, 3.20).
The AL Division Series will begin Thursday with the AL West champion Astros meeting the AL East champion Boston Red Sox at 4:08 p.m. EDT at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The AL wild-card winner will face the AL Central champion Cleveland Indians beginning Thursday at 7:38 p.m. EDT at Progressive Field.
On Friday, Game 2 at Houston will kick off the day at 2:05 p.m. EDT, followed by Game 2 at Cleveland at 5:08 EDT.
Later Friday, the NL East champion Nationals will host the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of their NL Division Series at 7:31 p.m. EDT at Nationals Park in Washington. The NL wild-card winner will match up with the NL West champion Dodgers, starting Friday at 10:31 p.m. EDT at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The Cubs and Nationals will play Game 2 of their series Saturday at 5:38 p.m. EDT, with the Dodgers' Game 2 matchup to follow at 9:08 p.m. EDT.
The AL wild-card game will air on ESPN, while all AL Division Series games will be on Fox Sports 1 or MLB Network. The NL wild-card game and NL Division Series will all be on TBS.