MLB Wild Card Preview 2021: Schedule, TV Info & Must-See Details

Boston, USA - March 21, 2017: View of the Fenway Park stadium in Boston, MA.

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October baseball is finally here. The two Wild Card matchups in the 2021 MLB playoffs will feature heavyweight showdowns. The AL Wild Card will be decided between the greatest rivalry in baseball with the Red Sox and Yankees. The NL side will be determined by the greatest Wild Card team ever, the Dodgers and a surging Cardinals team.

Here’s a breakdown of the two Wild Card matchups.


AL Wild Card: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Oct. 5th,  8:08 p.m., ESPN

Starting Pitchers: Cole vs. Eovaldi

boston red sox - Outside of Boston's Fenway Park.

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The MLB couldn’t; have asked for a better matchup to determine the AL Wild Card spot in the 2021 playoff spot. The greatest rivalry in baseball will occur once again when the Yankees and Red Sox meet on Tuesday. The Red Sox own the 2021 series at 10-9, with the Yankees winning the last six meetings.

Fenway Park will be electric, and you can bet the winning fanbase will have a lot to say.


NL Wild Card: Cardinals vs. Dodgers

Oct. 6th, 8:10 p.m., TBS

Starting Pitchers: Wainwright vs. Max Scherzer

OCTOBER 26, 2018 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA - DODGER STADIUM: fans celebrate as LA Dodgers defeat Boston Red Sox 3-2 in game 3, the longest game in World Series History

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The Los Angeles Dodgers would be a division winner in any other division except for the NL West. The Dodgers will be the third team in MLB history to play in a Wild Card game with 100 or more wins. Their prize will be playing the hottest team in the month of September, the St. Louis Cardinals. Losing in the Wild Card with 106 wins would feel like the ultimate failure, and one the Dodgers don’t plan to deal with it.

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