On this day in baseball history we find the Mickey Owens passed ball, Al Gionfriddo’s catch, Mickey Mantle’s torn knee cartilage and the invention of the high five, among other things.
The early game is the Twins at Yankees, 2:07 PM PDT, TV: FS1
The Twins’ RHP Randy Dobnak will make his sixth big league start on the biggest stage you can get: facing the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the postseason. He’ll face RHP Masahiro Tanaka, one of the few Yankees starter who was healthy all season. Tanaka has made five career postseason starts and has a 3-2 record with a 1.50 ERA to show for it.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) October 5, 2019
Yankees #ALDS Game 2 lineup 💪
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) October 5, 2019
The late game will be the Rays at Astros, 6:07 PM PDT, TV: FS1
The Rays ask LHP Blake Snell to get them even in the series, while the Astros send Gerrit Cole out to continue what Verlander did yesterday. By the way, Cole was 16-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his last 22 starts of 2019.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) October 5, 2019
#ALDS Game ✌️!
— Houston Astros (@astros) October 5, 2019