The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will reignite their storied rivalry in a single-elimination wild-card playoff recreation on Tuesday evening, with the winner advancing to the American League Division Series.

Both groups have been shocking this season.

New York had a ton of expectations coming into the season however struggled out of the gate and into the summer time months. As the season got here right down to the wire, the Yankees picked up key wins over the Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers that enabled them to make the wild-card recreation.

Boston was not among the many greatest groups to begin the season however performed effectively sufficient to one way or the other snag a wild-card spot. Boston completed 55-36 within the first half of the season and 37-34 within the second. Boston swept the Washington Nationals.

On Tuesday, one of many greatest rivalries in all of sports activities could have their World Series hopes on the road.

Here’s a number of issues it’s good to know.

What to know concerning the recreation?

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of baseball game in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

New York Yankees beginning pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) throws towards the Toronto Blue Jays through the first inning of baseball recreation in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.
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The Yankees and Red Sox will play one another Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET at Fenway Park. The Yankees lately swept the Red Sox at Fenway on the finish of September. Gerrit Cole will begin for the Yankees and Nathan Eovaldi will step onto the mound for the Red Sox. The recreation will likely be broadcast on ESPN.

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Recent Yankees-Red Sox playoff historical past

Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, center, reacts at third after he tripled during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Washington. At left is Red Sox third base coach Carlos Febles. Red Sox's Jose Iglesias scored on the play. The Red Sox won 5-3

Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez, heart, reacts at third after he tripled through the ninth inning of a baseball recreation towards the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Washington. At left is Red Sox third base coach Carlos Febles. Red Sox’s Jose Iglesias scored on the play. The Red Sox received 5-3
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It’s been a minute for the reason that Yankees and Red Sox met within the MLB Postseason. The final time got here within the 2018 American League Division Series. Boston received the collection 3-1 and finally received the World Series that yr. It didn’t come with out some intense moments, which included the Yankees enjoying “New York, New York” upon leaving Fenway Park after Game 2. It got here again to hang-out them.

What’s on the road?

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, pulls starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Washington.

Boston Red Sox supervisor Alex Cora, left, pulls beginning pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) through the sixth inning of a baseball recreation towards the Washington Nationals, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The single-game wild-card playoff started in 2012. The winner strikes on to the American League Division Series, which is one of the best of 5 video games. It’s the fourth time the Yankees have made it to the wild-card spherical they usually have received the do-or-die recreation twice. The final was a 7-2 win over the Oakland Athletics. The Red Sox have by no means been within the recreation.

The winner will get to play the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays within the division collection.