Playoff bracket's set! It's Yanks-Sox in AL WC

Giants clinch NL West title with 107th win; LA to host NL Wild Card Game

October 3rd, 2021

The 2021 playoff bracket is officially set, and although the NL West crown and AL Wild Card race came down to the final day of the season, neither one will require a tiebreaker.

Two age-old rivals in the Yankees and Red Sox will face off in the AL Wild Card Game at Fenway Park on Tuesday, and the Giants clinched the division title with their franchise-record 107th victory of the season.

Both AL Wild Card chasers saved the drama for late, with the Yankees walking off on the Rays to seal their spot in a 1-0 win, and the Red Sox getting a clutch 2-run home run from Rafael Devers in the 9th to sink the Nationals. The Blue Jays took care of their own business by beating the Orioles, but they needed either the Yanks or Red Sox to lose to force a tiebreaker.

PLAYOFF MATCHUPS
AL Wild Card Game, Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET on ESPN

Yankees at Red Sox

NL Wild Card Game, Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET on TBS
Cardinals at Dodgers

AL Division Series (starts Thursday)
Best-of-five format
Wild Card Game winner at Rays
White Sox at Astros

NL Division Series (starts Friday)
Best-of-five format
Wild Card Game winner at Giants
Braves at Brewers