CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Guardians are slated to host the Tampa Bay Rays in a best-of-three Wild Card Series starting Friday afternoon.
Cleveland ended its season on a high note earning its 92nd win of the season over the Kansas City Royals. The team clinched the division after the Chicago White Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers on Sept. 25.
Since Sept. 5, the Guardians are 24-6 overall. For every four games Cleveland played in the last month, they lost one game.
You can watch the game on ESPN. First pitch is at 12:07 EST.
Saturday’s game is scheduled to start at 12:07 and will air on ESPN2.
If a game three is needed, ESPN will air the game on Sunday afternoon at 4:07 p.m.
The Guardians sit at No. 3 in the postseason bracket with the youngest team in MLB. Additionally, the Guardiac Kids are the only team in MLB history to ever make it into the postseason with 17 rookies making their debuts in the league.
The new kids on the block are Ramirez, who is only one of three players remaining on the roster since the name change going into the 2022 season. Shane Bieber and Adam Plutko were part of the 2018 postseason team.
As individuals, rookie outfielder Steven Kwan earned American League Rookie of the Month. Meanwhile, fellow teammate and pitcher Emmanuel Clase earned American League Reliever of the Month on Oct. 3.
During the last series against the Rays, Cleveland took two of three. All three games in the series were decided by one run, two of which went into extra innings.
Tickets have been sold out for both games.
If you plan on going to the game, the weather will bring a crisp cold front so bundle up. Be prepared for spotty lake effect rain, temperatures in the low 50s with wind gusts up to 20 mph.
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