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Open Thread: Playoffs Day 3

Well, the NL is going to take a break tonight, as the AL division series intensifies. Both series stand at 1-0, and both away teams will be trying to even the score. On a personal traffic note, how is it that I had to drive right by Dodger Stadium last night, and now tonight, I'm driving by Angel Stadium? I am a bad planner.

First up will be Minnesota and New York, as the Twins try desperately to conjure up some of Tuesday's magic and sneak a game from the dominant Yankees. Nick Blackburn will be throwing for the Twins. He pitched last year's tie-breaker game and was on the losing end of the 1-0 White Sox victory. He hasn't lost since September 11th this season, and he threw into the eighth inning his only start against the Yankees (allowing 4 ER). He will be facing A.J. Burnett, who will be using Molina instead of  Jorge Posada at catcher.


Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees

10/09/09 3:07 PM PDT

Minnesota Twins New York Yankees
Denard Span - RF Derek Jeter - SS
Orlando Cabrera - SS Johnny Damon - LF
Joe Mauer - C Mark Teixeira - 1B
Jason Kubel - DH Alex Rodriguez - 3B
Michael Cuddyer - 1B Hideki Matsui - DH
Delmon Young - LF Nick Swisher - RF
Carlos Gomez - CF Robinson Cano - 2B
Matt Tolbert - 3B Melky Cabrera - CF
Nick Punto - 2B Jose Molina - C


The nightcap will be the Red Sox vs. the Angels as Josh Beckett takes on Jered Weaver.

Ready? Go.