Up until Tuesday, the A's and Yankees had been coy about who would start in the AL Wild Card Game.
But the secret had to come out of the bag Tuesday during the mandatory press conference at Yankee Stadium.
New York manager Aaron Boone went first and announced that ace Luis Severino will start against the A's on Wednesday night.
In 32 starts this season, Severino went 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA and 220 strikeouts in 191.1 innings. Severino made two starts against the A's this season and did not fair well. He allowed 11 hits and six earned runs in 8.2 innings over two starts.
A's manager Bob Melvin is expected to announce who will start later Tuesday morning.