BASEBALL - For the first time since 1995, Major League Baseball has expanded its postseason. It goes from eight to 10 teams as both Leagues are now awarded to wildcards instead of one. These wildcards will play each other in a single elimination match on Friday, 5 October. They include defending champions St. Louis Cardinals, who are one of five wildcards to win the World Series.
Performances by MLB postseason wildcards since introduction in 1995