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Rays, Astros, Yankees advance to ALDS

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The Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays each finished off their opponents in the Wild Card series today

Wild Card Round - Toronto Blue Jays v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Two Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays became the first two teams to advance past the Wild Card round today.

The Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1, extending the Twins’ postseason losing streak to 18 games. Houston will play the winner of tomorrow’s Game 3 in the Chicago White Sox/Oakland A’s matchup.

The Rays, meanwhile, rolled to an 8-2 win over the Jays today, and will play the winner of the New York Yankees/Cleveland Indians series. The Yankees won Game 1 of that series yesterday, and have the opportunity to clinch tonight, although their game in Cleveland has been delayed due to weather. As I type this, the Indians are up 4-1 in the second.

UPDATE — The Yankees pulled off a come-from-behind victory against Cleveland last night, and thus advance to play the Rays in the ALDS.