MLB’s first-ever wild card weekend starts with the four best-of-three series to determine which clubs will progress in the payoffs.
The clubs are fighting for a spot in the American League Division Series (against either the Houston Astros or the New York Yankees) and National League Division Series (against either the Atlanta Braves or Los Angeles Dodgers).
The MLB playoff field increases to 12 teams for the 2022 postseason.
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 wild card weekend on Friday.
The Seattle Mariners then blanked the Toronto Blue Jays before the San Diego Padres defeated the New York Mets by hitting four home runs off Max Scherzer.
Wild card games will continue into today (Saturday, October 8, 2022) and tomorrow until the winners have been determined.