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Wild Card Series: Live updates, analysis and takeaways from Day 1

Wild Card Series: Live updates, analysis and takeaways from Day 1
  • PublishedOctober 3, 2023

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It. Is. On. Eight teams are in action today as the 2023 MLB playoffs begin with the best-of-three wild-card round.

The Game 1 action has started in the American League, with the Texas Rangers visiting the Tampa Bay Rays (on ABC) and the Toronto Blue Jays at the Minnesota Twins (on ESPN). The National League takes center stage later this evening, with the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Milwaukee Brewers (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2) and Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).

We’ve got you covered with lineups, live updates and analysis as the games are played, followed by our takeaways after each final pitch.

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Live updates

Today’s matchups

* All times Eastern

Texas Rangers (Jordan Montgomery, 10-11, 3.20) at Tampa Bay Rays (Tyler Glasnow, 10-7, 3.53), ABC

Starting lineups:

Rangers

Marcus Semien (R) 2B
Corey Seager (L) SS
Robbie Grossman (S) DH
Adolis Garcia (R) RF
Nathaniel Lowe (L) 1B
Jonah Heim (S) C
Leody Taveras (S) CF
Josh Jung (R) 3B
Evan Carter (L) LF

Rays

Yandy Diaz (R) 1B
Randy Arozarena (R) LF
Harold Ramirez (R) DH
Isaac Paredes (R) 3B
Curtis Mead (R) 2B
Manuel Margot (R) RF
Taylor Walls (S) SS
Jose Siri (R) CF
Rene Pinto (R) C


Toronto Blue Jays (Kevin Gausman, 12-9, 3.16) at Minnesota Twins (Pablo Lopez, 11-8, 3.66), 4:30 p.m. on ESPN

Starting lineups:

Blue Jays

George Springer (R) RF
Brandon Belt (L) DH
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (R) 1B
Bo Bichette (R) SS
Cavan Biggio (L) 2B
Alejandro Kirk (R) C
Kevin Kiermaier (L) CF
Matt Chapman (R) 3B
Daulton Varsho (L) LF

Twins

Edouard Julien (L) 2B
Jorge Polanco (S) 3B
Royce Lewis (R) DH
Max Kepler (L) RF
Alex Kirilloff (L) 1B
Carlos Correa (R) SS
Ryan Jeffers (R) C
Matt Wallner (L) LF
Michael A. Taylor (R) CF


Arizona Diamondbacks (Brandon Pfaadt, 3-9, 5.72) at Milwaukee Brewers (Corbin Burnes, 10-8, 3.39), 7 p.m. on ESPN2

Starting lineups:

Diamondbacks

Corbin Carroll (L) RF
Ketel Marte (S) 2B
Tommy Pham (R) DH
Christian Walker (R) 1B
Gabriel Moreno (R) C
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (R) LF
Alek Thomas (L) CF
Evan Longoria (R) 3B
Geraldo Perdomo (S) SS

Brewers

Christian Yelich (L) LF
William Contreras (R) C
Carlos Santana (S) 1B
Mark Canha (R) DH
Sal Frelick (L) CF
Willy Adames (R) SS
Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
Brice Turang (L) 2B
Tyrone Taylor (R) RF


Miami Marlins (Jesus Luzardo, 10-9, 3.63) at Philadelphia Phillies (Zack Wheeler, 13-6, 3.61), 8 p.m. on ESPN

Starting lineups:

Marlins

Luis Arraez (L) 2B
Jorge Soler (R) DH
Josh Bell (S) 1B
Jazz Chisholm Jr. (L) CF
Jake Burger (R) 3B
Bryan De La Cruz (R) LF
Jesus Sanchez (L) RF
Jon Berti (R) SS
Nick Fortes (R) C

Phillies

Kyle Schwarber (L) DH
Trea Turner (R) SS
Alec Bohm (R) 3B
Bryce Harper (L) 1B
J.T. Realmuto (R) C
Nick Castellanos (R) RF
Bryson Stott (L) 2B
Cristian Pache (R) LF
Johan Rojas (R) CF

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