As the month of September winds down, the MLB begins its shift into 5th gear. The beginning of October marks the end of the regular season and the beginning of the postseason. Six months of baseball with 30 teams playing 162 games apiece finally boils down into 8 teams and 7 series. And while some teams are already safe and secure with their playoff berths (i.e. Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, L.A. Angels) and others are clearly not headed into the postseason (Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals), there are still some teams on the cusp of postseason eligibility. In the American League no matchup is more highly anticipated than the direct confrontation between the A.L. Central Division-leading White Sox and the second place Minnesota Twins. The three-game series will have a distinct effect on the playoff hopes of either team. The Twins (only 2.5 games behind) can assume first place with a complete sweep and be in the driver seat for the remaining three games of their schedule (games against division worst Kansas City Royals). The Sox, on the other hand, can effectively eliminate the Twins if they win 2 of the 3 games. Tonight, the crucial series between the two teams begins. The game starts at 7:10 CDT and Javier Vasquez of the Sox will take the mound against Scott Baker of the Twins. Playoff chances are in the balance for both teams. You, however, can be playoff-bound if you check out our baseball playoff tickets that are now on sale!