The Twins made it real interesting but they went ahead and “validated” my prediction anyway. (That is, of course, tongue-in-cheek – I don’t think anyone predicted a game quite like that.)
Anyway, your Game One odds (win percentages listed are for the home team):
Twins at Yankees – 0.673
Red Sox at Angels – 0.526
Cardinals at Dodgers – 0.491
The advantage one gets of starting off game one of the playoffs at home is somewhat mitigated when your starting pitcher is Randy Wolf. And Chris Carpenter is his own home-field advantage, apparently.
Rockies at Phillies – 0.594
We’ll see if I can stay on a hot streak of predicting these games here.