Who Won MLB Wild Card Games?

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By Eric Wilson

The MLB Wild Card Games have come to an end and the winners have been declared. The two-day event saw thrilling performances by the wild card teams, who fought tooth and nail to secure their spot in the playoffs. Let’s take a look at who emerged victorious in these high-stakes games.

American League Wild Card Game

The American League Wild Card Game was played between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on October 5, 2021. The game was held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Both teams had a strong regular season and were evenly matched going into the game.

The Yankees took an early lead with a two-run homer by Aaron Judge in the first inning. However, the Red Sox quickly caught up with a solo home run by Xander Bogaerts in the bottom of the first inning. The game remained tied until the sixth inning when Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer to put the Yankees ahead.

In the end, it was a nail-biting finish as both teams battled it out until the very last inning. However, it was ultimately the Yankees who emerged victorious with a final score of 6-2.

National League Wild Card Game

The National League Wild Card Game was played between two West Coast teams – The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals on October 6, 2021. The game was held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

The Dodgers came into this game as favorites after clinching their division title for eight consecutive years. However, it was the Cardinals who took an early lead with a solo home run by Tommy Edman in the first inning.

The Dodgers quickly bounced back with three runs in their half of the first inning, thanks to RBI hits from Justin Turner and Will Smith. They added another run in the second inning before Max Muncy hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach.

In the end, it was a comfortable win for the Dodgers, who secured their spot in the playoffs with a final score of 9-2.

Conclusion

The MLB Wild Card Games were nothing short of thrilling, with both games going down to the wire. The Yankees and Dodgers have now advanced to the Division Series where they will face off against their respective opponents.

It will be interesting to see how these two teams fare in the playoffs and whether they can continue their winning streaks. Stay tuned for more updates!