In spite of horrific finish to the 2015 season, that saw the Yankees drop six of their last seven, they will still host the American League Wild Card game on Tuesday night.
The Yankees learned of their fates after a 9-4 drubbing at the hands of the the Baltimore Orioles on the final day of the season. The Astros, who needed to win in order to take home field from the Yankees, lost to the Diamondbacks 5-3. The Astros also lost out on the division, as the Rangers beat up the Angels.
The Texas Rangers are now the AL West Champions.
With the regular season now over, the playoffs in both leagues are now set.
The Yankees will host Houston on Tuesday night at 8:05 p.m. ET. The winner of the game will visit the Kansas City Royals in the Divisional series that begins on Thursday. The Rangers, meanwhile, will square off with the Toronto Blue Jays in the other AL Divisional Series.
The Yankees enter this wild card game in bad shape. While Mashairo Tanaka will get the ball, he has not been very consistent of late for the Yankees -- something that has been a big issue for just about everyone in the Yankees ill fated rotation. The Astros are coming into this series red hot. Even though Houston lost on Sunday, they did go 6-2 down the stretch. This will be a tough game for the Yankees, especially if Dallas Kuechel gets the ball for the Astros.