The New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins in Tuesday night’s American League wild card playoff game. Wednesday night, in the National League, the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Colorado Rockies. It’s the first step on the road to Major League Baseball’s World Series.

From Texas Standard:

Here's a headline we haven't seen in awhile: The Houston Astros are division champs. They clinched the American League West over the weekend beating the Seattle Mariners. The Astros walked away with their first division title since 2001. 

Modern technology has advanced the game of baseball in many ways. Teams use computer models to help strategize, data analytics to find the best players, and even tablets in the dugouts to instantly review plays. But the game itself can move at a leisurely pace — and some traditions may never change at all.

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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said using Public financing for  a downtown minor league baseball stadium is not  in the interest of San Antonio. The mayor made the statements at a luncheon hosted by the Hispanic Chamber and Rivard Report. There may be a bigger push instead for a major league soccer team.

Mayor Nirenberg says he’s unsure what the plan is for AAA baseball in San Antonio.

Major League Baseball has been wrestling with the question of how to shorten the length of baseball games.