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10/2/20: Wild Card Playoffs Two-Pack - Open Game Thread

Two potential clinchers, with a bit more time to breathe.

Toronto Blue Jays v Miami Marlins
They call him Sixto, but he actually has 10
Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The “Fall Frenzy” has almost wrapped up, with just two series left undetermined, no doubt to MLB’s chagrin. Those two series, however, get to shine in the spotlight, with the Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins facing off after rain scuppered their scheduled tilt at Wrigley yesterday. The Marlins took a serious blow late on Wednesday, as a wild fastball from Dan Winkler fractured the veteran outfielder’s left pinkie. Marte hasn’t been a star since joining the fish, but he’s a solid player backed up by unproven options galore. The Marlins nonetheless have a 1-0 lead in the series, and could further their franchise unbeaten streak in the playoffs with an ace-level outing from 22 year old starter Sixto Sánchez. No pressure, kid. The Cubs counter with the potential National League Cy Young winner, Yu Darvish, who led the NL in fWAR in 76.0 innings and chipped in a 2.01 ERA to boot.

Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs - NOW on ABC - Marlins up 1-0

Today's Lineups

Corey Dickerson - LF Ian Happ - CF
Jon Berti - 2B Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Jesus Aguilar - DH Willson Contreras - DH
Brian Anderson - 3B Kyle Schwarber - LF
Garrett Cooper - 1B Kris Bryant - 3B
Matt Joyce - RF Jason Heyward - RF
Miguel Rojas - SS Javier Baez - SS
Magneuris Sierra - CF David Bote - 2B
Chad Wallach - C Victor Caratini - C
Sixto Sanchez - RHP Yu Darvish - RHP

St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres - 4:10 PM PT on ESPN - Tied at 1-1

Today's Lineups

Kolten Wong - 2B Trent Grisham - CF
Tommy Edman - 3B Fernando Tatis - SS
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Manny Machado - 3B
Dylan Carlson - LF Eric Hosmer - 1B
Yadier Molina - C Tommy Pham - LF
Paul DeJong - SS Mitch Moreland - DH
Matt Carpenter - DH Wil Myers - RF
Dexter Fowler - RF Austin Nola - C
Harrison Bader - CF Jake Cronenworth - 2B
Jack Flaherty - RHP Luis Patino - RHP