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AL Wild Card Game Thread. Oct. 2nd, 2019, 7:09 CDT. Rays vs. A’s

Two great teams send out their aces in sudden death elimination for the privilege of playing the Astros in the ALDS. Join the discussion.

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Charlie Morton. Charlie Freakin Morton. Hurling for another team under playoff pressure. It doesn’t seem right.

But if the Rays win, it means our guys only have to see that evil curve ball once in the ALDS.

The A’s send their best, Sean Manaea.

It’s win or go home for these teams. All for the chance to face Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, and Zack Greinke in the Divisional Series.

What a gauntlet.

Here’s the visiting Rays’ lineup followed by the A’s’ lineup.