The stage is set for the most intriguing first round in MLB playoff history. Four teams face one game each. Win or go home.
Of course, both winners will face the best their respective leagues have to offer, but that must be the furthest thing from their minds as they enter the playoffs with an immediate Game 7 situation.
The next few slides will preview the American League wild card game, as well as the potential matchups for either side against New York. Additionally, we will take a look at the known ALDS matchup between the Detroit Tigers, the no-surprise central division champions, and the Oakland Athletics, the all-surprise upset champions of the west.