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Sweeny Murti and Michelle Yu report from Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees prepare to face the Minnesota Twins in the Wild Card Game.

Yankees RHP Luis Severino said he feels confident he can pitch the team into the ALDS when New York faces the Minnesota Twins in the American League wild-card game Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

"I feel very confident, I'm not nervous," Severino said, according to the Bergen Record's Bob Klapisch.

Severino went 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA in 31 starts this season, a year after he began the season 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA and was bumped from the rotation and demoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) and New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) and New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Despite the Yankees' 2-1 win on Saturday, they lost out on the American League East Division to the Red Sox, as Boston pulled out a victory over Houston. 

The Yankees will host Twins in the Wild Card game as the top seed on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The Red Sox have guaranteed themselves a spot in the ALDS and will take on the Astros. 

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Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana pitches in the third inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana pitches in the third inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is readying his team for Tuesday's wild-card game against Ervin Santana and the Minnesota Twins.

Although the Yankees are mathematically in contention for the AL East title, they would need to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend and also need the Houston Astros to sweep the Boston Red Sox. That said, Girardi has begun to look ahead to the wild card, which Yankee Stadium would host.

The Twins, losers of 103 games last season, have rebounded in 2017 to win 83 games so far and would likely start the 34-year-old Santana, who is 16-8 with a 3.28 ERA this season and threw five scoreless innings against the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

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The Yankees (84-67) play the final contest of a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins (78-73) on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

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Aug 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees staring pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees staring pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees (83-67) play the second game of a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins (78-72) on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hits a home run in the first inning agains the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hits a home run in the first inning agains the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Aaron Judge hit his American League-leading 44th home run of the season while Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead sac fly in the sixth inning as the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Frazier broke a 1-1 tie by hitting a bases-loaded sac fly with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning after Ervin Santana intentionally walked Jacoby Ellsbury as the Yankees expanded their wild-card lead to five games.

David Robertson (9-2) and the rest of the Yankees bullpen combined to throw 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief after Jaime Garcia pitched into the sixth inning. Aroldis Chapman pitched out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the eighth inning and followed that with a 1-2-3 ninth for his 19th save of the season.

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Mar 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (54) throws a pitch during the first inning against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (54) throws a pitch during the first inning against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Yankees (82-67) begin a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins (78-71) on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

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New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery prepares to deliver a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery prepares to deliver a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (48-44) play the final game of a three-game series against the Twins (47-46) at Target Field in Minnesota on Tuesday at 1:10 p.m.

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Brett Gardner, LF Brian Dozier, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Eduardo Escobar, 3B
Gary Sanchez, DH Miguel Sano, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Robbie Grossman, LF
Didi Gregorius, SS Max Kepler, RF
Clint Frazier, RF Chris Gimenez, C
Garrett Cooper, 1B Ehire Adrianza, SS
Austin Romine, C Jorge Polanco, DH
Ronald Torreyes, 2B Zack Granite, CF
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa (85) throws a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. (Butch Dill)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa (85) throws a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. (Butch Dill)

The Yankees (47-44) play Game 2 of a three-game series against the Twins (47-45) at Target Field in Minnesota on Tuesday night at 8:10.

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New York Yankees first baseman Garrett Cooper hits a double in fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees first baseman Garrett Cooper hits a double in fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

Caleb Smith allowed the go-ahead RBI single to Eduardo Escobar in the eighth inning in his MLB debut as the New York Yankees lost to the Minnesota Twins, 4-2, on Monday at Target Field. >> Box score


After the Yankees wasted Clint Frazier's leadoff double in the top of the eighth inning, Smith (0-1) allowed back-to-back singles to begin the bottom of the eighth. After a strikeout, the pinch hitter Escobar drove in Joe Mauer to break a 2-2 tie. Eddie Rosario followed with his second RBI double of the game to make it 4-2.

Frazier went 2-for-4 with two doubles, but was left stranded on third base when Didi Gregorius bunted to the catcher with runners on the corners and two outs as Twins reliever Taylor Rogers (5-1) escaped the jam.

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The New York Mets (79-69) try to complete a three-game series of the Minnesota Twins (55-94) on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, which you can watch on SNY or follow online here



RHP Gabriel Ynoa (1-0, 15.19 ERA) starts for the Mets, while RHP Kyle Gibson (6-9, 5.08) starts for the Twins.

Ynoa, who accumulated his high ERA in six major league relief appearances, ws not expected to pitch long. Ynoa hasn't pitched more than two innings since his final start for Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 27.

Gibson is 

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The New York Mets (78-69) continue their three-game series with the Minnesota Twins (55-93) on Saturday night at Citi Field, which you can watch on WPIX or follow online here



Seth Lugo (4-2, 2.40 ERA) starts for the Mets, while RHP Ervin Santana (7-10, 3.53 ERA) starts for the Twins.

Lugo is coming off a strong seven-inning performance against the Braves, where he allowed two runs and struck out five. He has won his last four starts, giving up just five earned runs in that stretch. Has a 2.27 ERA in his five starts with the Mets this year. 

Santana gave up one run and three hits in five innings of work against the Tigers in his last start. In three starts in September, the right-hander has a 3.38 ERA and one win. Is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA in his career against the Mets, but has not pitched against the team since 2014. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees open up a three-game series with the Twins at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. 

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Twins Yankees
Eduardo Nunez, 3B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Robbie Grossman, LF Rob Refsnyder, 1B
Joe Mauer, 1B Carlos Beltran, RF
Brian Dozier, 2B Alex Rodriguez, DH
Max Kepler, RF Starlin Castro, 2B
Eduardo Escobar, SS Chase Headley, 3B
Byung Ho Park, DH Didi Gregorius, SS
Kurt Suzuki, C Aaron Hicks, CF
Byron Buxton, CF Austin Romine, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (4-2, 2.91 ERA) threw eight innings of one-run ball against the Twins in his last start, a win at Target Field. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his last six starts, winning three of those games. 


Who's Pitching for the Twins: LHP Tommy Milone (0-1, 5.79 ERA) hasn't pitched since May 3, a relief outing in which he gave up three runs over 3 1/3 innings. In four starts this season, he has only pitched at least five innings once. 

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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran stands on the on deck circle prior to his at bat during the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran stands on the on deck circle prior to his at bat during the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports Images)

While the New York Yankees play the Colorado Rockies four times and the Minnesota Twins seven times over the next two weeks, outfielder Carlos Beltran said the Yankees aren't looking past their opponents.

"They're big league ball clubs. It doesn't matter what the record says, you have to go out there, approach the game the right way, try to make sure you jump ahead and do the right things," Beltran said, according to the New York Post's Zach Braziller. "Sometimes when you go to places where teams are not playing well, sometimes you put your guard down and say, 'We should go out there and win these games.'"

The Yankees are coming off a grueling part of their schedule that included 40 games in 41 days that included six games against the Baltimore Orioles, six games against the Toronto Blue Jays and a West Coast road trip against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland A's.

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New York Mets' Kelly Johnson, right to left, Juan Uribe and Matt Reynolds have some fun before Game 2 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (David J. Phillip/AP)
New York Mets' Kelly Johnson, right to left, Juan Uribe and Matt Reynolds have some fun before Game 2 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (David J. Phillip/AP)

Infielder Juan Uribe took batting practice at the Mets' mandatory workout on Saturday in hopes of re-joining the team for the World Series on Tuesday.

"He looks great in batting practice," manager Terry Collins said.

Uribe, who's hitting .219 with six home runs and 20 RBIs since joining the Mets in July, hasn't played since Sept. 25 after suffering cartilage damage in his chest stemming from a diving play on Sept. 20.

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