5:52 p.m. ET: The man with the plan Yankees general manager Brian Cashman gets a little love from his longtime outfielder Brett Gardner during batting practice and tells the media: "It's been a successful season. We want more success."
5:48 p.m. ET: Skipper on Sano Twins manager Paul Molitor on the decision to leave Miguel Sano off his roster for tonight's game: "I think Miguel did everything he could to try to get himself ready. ... It was emotional for him because I know he wants to play, but we had to decide, that at least for now, it's not the right thing." More >
5:43 p.m. ET: In session The other main event tonight? Aaron Judge taking batting practice.
2:37 p.m. ET: Tito, caliente It's safe to say Indians manager Terry Francona will be watching tonight's game. The winner faces the Tribe in Game 1 of the AL Division Series presented by Doosan on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET on FS1).
12:38 p.m. ET: Have gavel, will travel Yankees general manager Brian Cashman surprised students from P.S.-M.S. 89 with tickets to sit in the Judge's Chambers for tonight's AL Wild Card Game in recognition of their acheivements in the classroom and work in the community.
11:30 a.m. ET: It's a beautiful day for baseball Clouds surround the Empire State Building, which will be lit tonight for all 10 postseason teams. Game-time temperature in The Bronx is expected to be 63 degrees.
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