Brett Gardner starting in Yankees' Wild Card opener Tuesday

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the Wild Card Round on Tuesday against right-hander Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians.

What It Means:

Gardner will man left field over Clint Frazier and hit eighth after seeing some sporadic playing time down the stretch. The 37-year-old veteran finished the regular season with a career-low .223 batting average. The Yankees' full lineup for Game 1: DJ LeMahieu 2B, Aaron Judge RF, Aaron Hicks CF, Luke Voit 1B, Giancarlo Stanton DH, Gio Urshela 3B, Gleyber Torres SS, Gardner LF, Kyle Higashioka C. Gerrit Cole will be on the mound for the Pinstripes.

numberFire's models expect Gardner to score 9.4 FanDuel points on Tuesday with a salary of $2,700. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Yankees currently have an implied total of 3.3 runs.