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The Red Sox and Yankees finally get the spotlight of a nationally televised game.

New York Yankees Vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Not many people know this, but the Yankees and Red Sox are long-standing rivals. They’ve faced each other in a one-game post-season situation before, in 1978 when Bucky Dent homered to give the Yankees a win over the Red Sox in a one-game playoff for the division. Who will be tonight’s Bucky Dent?

The Yankees are without second baseman DJ LeMaheiu due to a groin injury, and Gio Urshela was rattled on Sunday after landing in the dugout chasing a pop fly, although he’ll start tonight.

Ace Gerrit Cole will face off against Red Sox starter Nate Eovaldi.

Slugger J.D. Martinez is out after suffering an ankle injury last week and is not on tonight’s roster.

The game airs at 7:08 CT on ESPN.

Poll

Who will win the American League Wild Card?

This poll is closed

  • 84%
    Boston Red Sox
    (16 votes)
  • 15%
    New York Yankees
    (3 votes)
19 votes total Vote Now