Two teams that most thought had little (Yankees) or no (Astros) chance to make the playoffs when the season began meet Tuesday night in the Bronx. Time to break down the AL wild-card game.
New York Teams
Low expectations for Yanks in playoffs
Of our 23 baseball analysts surveyed, none have New York making it past the ALDS this postseason. There aren't many that have the Yankees winning Tuesday's wild-card game, either. Playoff picks
How to bet Astros-Yankees
Our experts would take the Astros if this was a long series, but in a one-game, winner-take-all setting, the bullpens could dominate a low-scoring game. Betting strategy (Insider)
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
Something to watch for if the wild card game is close. The Yankees have put Rico Noel on their roster to be a base stealer late in games. He was 5-for-7 stealing bases this season. He only batted twice in his 15 games in the majors.
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ESPN's baseball analysts gaze into their crystal balls and make their postseason predictions, including who will win the World Series.
Back in the playoffs after a two-year absence, the Yankees of 2015 bear little resemblance to postseason teams of the franchise's recent past.
ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the AL wild-card game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.
Kristaps Porzingis has a long way to go, but his versatile game reminds assistant coach Kurt Rambis of a combination of Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowtizki.
The New York Mets Morning Briefing for Tuesday talks about the Mets working out at Citi Field before traveling to Los Angeles for the NLDS.
Chris Ivory carried the ball 29 times for 166 yards and a touchdown for the New York Jets against the Dolphins in London.
Brooklyn's defense was in preseason form against Turkish pro team Fenerbahce Ulker, which handed the Nets a 101-96 loss on Monday.
Houston GM Jeff Luhnow says it's every kid's dream to play a postseason game at Yankee Stadium. The surprising Astros get their chance Tuesday night.
Porzingis part Dirk, part Pau Gasol?
New York assistant coach Kurt Rambis spoke highly of the Knicks' first-round pick, but cautioned: "You [reporters] haven't seen it yet and probably all of it won't come out for three, four, five years either. He's got to grow up, mature, develop, get stronger, get used to the NBA game."