The American League Central champion Twins will be the No. 3 seed in the American League playoff bracket and will host a best-of-three wild-card series at Target Field next week against the No. 6-seeded Blue Jays.

AL wild card

Game 1: Tuesday

3:38 p.m., ESPN

RHP Pablo López (11-8, 3.66 ERA) will start for the Twins.

Game 2: Wednesday

3:38 p.m., ESPN

RHP Sonny Gray (8-8, 2.79) will start for the Twins.

Game 3 (if necessary): Thursday

3:38 p.m., ESPN; time subject to change based on how many other Game 3s there are

Either Joe Ryan (11-10, 4.51) or Kenta Maeda (6-8, 4.23) likely will start for the Twins.

Who's pitching for Toronto?

As of Sunday, TBA. but Toronto's rotation is expected to include RHPs Kevin Gausman (12-9, 3.16), former Twins star José Berríos (11-12, 3.65) and Chris Bassitt (16-8, 3.60). LHP Yusei Kikuchi (11-6, 3.76) could be an option as well.

If the Twins win

The winner of this best-of-three wild-card series advances to the best-of-five American League Division Series and will face No. 2-seeded Astros, the defending World Series champion, with Game 1 in Houston.


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