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AL Wild Card Game 2015: Yankees vs. Astros Breakdown and Predictions

took exactly 162 games to get here, but the matchup for the 2015 American League Wild Card Game is set. The Houston Astros will visit the New York Yankees for a do-or-die showdown on Tuesday (8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN) with a trip to the division series on the line.

The Yankees (87-75) haven't been to the playoffs since 2012, while the Astros (86-76) last went to the dance in 2005. 

Houston won the season series against New York 4-3, splitting a four-game set at Minute Maid Park in its first meeting (June 25-28) and taking two of three at Yankee Stadium (Aug. 24-26).

The most obvious disparity between the two clubs is the depth of their pockets. The Yankees' payroll tops out at $218.9 million, per Spotrac.com, dwarfing the Astros' $81.2 ...

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