The Yankees, under first-year manager Aaron Boone, will play in the win-or-go-home American League Wild Card Game on October 3rd, most likely against the Oakland Athletics. They lead the A's by 1.5 games for the top Wild Card spot, as the holder of that spot will host the winner take all game.
They will also bring Giancarlo Stanton to his first postseason, after he spent eight playoff-less years with the Miami Marlins. New York would like to host the Wild Card Game, as they have gone 53-27 on their home field this season.
New York looked as if they would contend for the AL East Title, sitting ahead of the Red Sox halfway through the season with a 54-27 record. Although, they dealt with injuries to Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Aroldis Chapman in the second half of the year, and struggled to beat the Red Sox down the stretch. Despite that, their 95 wins is their most since the 2012 season, and they have matched a season high at 36 games over .500.
This postseason berth will be the 54th in Yankees' franchise history, which is 21 more than any other team, and their 20th in 24 seasons. They will look to get their hands on their first World Series trophy since 2009, but they do have one more game with the Orioles on Sunday afternoon.