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Ned Yost

LEADING OFF: Playoffs begin, Twins-Yankees for AL wild card

A look at what's happening around the majors today:



The 2017 postseason begins at Yankee Stadium when the Minnesota Twins take on New York in the AL wild-card game. Luis Severino pitches for the Yanks — he's 23, he averaged 97.6 mph on his fastball, tops among qualified starters. Twins starter Ervin Santana is 34, and hasn't been in the playoffs since 2004.


As on Monday, Twins manager Paul Molitor said he hadn't decided on the status of All-Star third baseman Miguel Sano. The slugger has been recovering from a stress reaction in his left shin and missed 38 games before returning to action Friday. He was replaced by a...