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The AL Wild Card round began yesterday. The NL round starts today. Baseball, baseball everywhere.

American League Wild Card Game 1: New York Yankees v. Cleveland Indians Photo by Joe Sargent/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Diamondbacks News

Mike Hazen not Anticipating Major Overhaul of Lineup

Almost the entire Diamondbacks lineup underperformed expectations drastically in 2020. They are all under contract to return in 2021. Despite 2020, Mike Hazen does not see any drastic changes coming to the lineup.

Lovullo Talks About Toughest Season as Manager

There isn’t much in the way of positives to talk about when a team underperforms so badly that they fall a full five games below the basement expectations.

Around Baseball

Big Time Baseball - Rob Manfred Interview (audio)

For those hoping or expecting the radical changes made to the game for the 2020 season to simply go away once the season completed, Manfred has some cold water to dump on you.

Houston 4, Minnesota 1

Zack Greinke got the start for Houston. He only allowed one run through four innings, but was not particularly sharp in getting there. It was the five shutout innings of relief by Framber Valdez that helped Houston seal the deal.

Chicago (A) 4, Oakland 1

Lucas Giolito was masterful as he took the mound for the Chicago White Sox. The A’s never stood a chance on Tuesday. However, this is a best of three series.

Toronto 1, Tampa Bay 3

Blake Snell gave Tampa Bay 5 23 innings of shutout baseball highlighted by nine punchouts.

New York (A) 12, Cleveland 3

New York’s Judge sentenced Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians to a loss with a two-run opposite field shot to right center. It was the first of four home runs the Yankees hit on the night.