Five former Tigers set for MLB postseason

SOURCE: AUBURN ATHLETICS

Five former Auburn players in Garrett Cooper, Grant Dayton, Josh Donaldson, Josh Palacios and David Ross begin their quests for a world championship with Major League Baseball’s postseason starting this week.

The best-of-three American League Wild Card series begin Tuesday, and National League Wild Card series start Wednesday.

Donaldson and the AL Central champion Minnesota Twins kick off the postseason by taking on the Houston Astros Tuesday at 1 p.m. CT on ABC. Donaldson is currently off the Twins’ Wild Card roster due to injury but is a part of the team’s taxi squad.

Palacios and the Toronto Blue Jays take on the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday at 4 p.m. on TBS. Palacios, who was added to Toronto’s taxi squad Sept. 17, is not included on Toronto’s Wild Card roster but is a part of the team’s postseason player pool.

Dayton recently won his second straight NL East championship with the Atlanta Braves, who are set to open postseason play against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday at 11 a.m. on ESPN. Dayton turned in a career year with the Braves, going 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 18 appearances.

Cooper and the Miami Marlins, making the team’s first postseason appearance since 2003, will square off with Ross and the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs Wednesday at 1 p.m. on ABC. Cooper hit .283 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 34 games and is set to make his postseason debut. Ross led the Cubs to the organization’s first NL Central title since 2017 in his first season as the manager.

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