Watch the Mets and Padres Game 1 live as the Mariners and Phillies avenge their loss from last October
Friday marks the start of Major League Baseball’s best-of-three wild card series, a quadruple header to mark the first season with a 12-team enlarged playoff field. On Saturday, the victors from Friday will have the opportunity to continue on to the best-of-five Division Series, with any required Game 3s falling on Sunday. In the Guardians’ 2-1 victory over the Rays in the Cleveland-Tampa Bay series opener, pitcher Shane Bieber allowed just one earned run over 7 2/3 innings of work.
MLB Wild Card Series Lessons Learned Day 1 The inaugural wild-card series weekend in MLB has arrived. Four best-of-three series beginning today will determine which clubs progress to the American League Division Series against either the Houston Astros or the New York Yankees and National League Division Series as the playoff field increases to 12 teams for the 2022 postseason (against either the Atlanta Braves or Los Angeles Dodgers). The Philadelphia Phillies staged a stunning late-game comeback against the St. Louis Cardinals after the Cleveland Guardians narrowly defeated the Tampa Bay Rays at home to start the festivities on Friday. The Toronto Blue Jays were next shut out by the Seattle Mariners, and finally, the San Diego Padres hit four home runs