Rangers face Orioles, Astros begin quest for repeat against upstart Twins

The Astros begin their defense of the World Series on Saturday. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) (Carmen Mandato via Getty Images)

The MLB Wild Card Round is over, and now the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds enter the fray. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers pulled off upsets in the first round and will look to carry that momentum into matchups against stronger Division Series opponents.

The Minnesota Twins were the top seed in the wild card game, but their performance was perhaps the most surprising in the first round. The Twins won their first playoff game since 2004 with a Game 1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. They carried that energy into Game 2, where they were able to complete the sweep.

Now, Minnesota faces a tougher opponent, as the World Series champion Houston Astros host the Twins on Day 1 of the ALDS. But first, the Texas Rangers visit the No. 1 seed Baltimore Orioles to begin their five-game series.

All four games of the first game are on Saturdays, which means you can sit back, relax and watch a full day of baseball action. Not a bad way to spend a weekend.

Follow along as Yahoo Sports provides the latest scores, news and injuries from Day 1 of ALDS and NLDS action.

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