JSngry Posted September 28, 2013 Report Share Posted September 28, 2013 WTF happens if Cleveland Tampa and Texas are tied after tomorrow? http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/playoff-tiebreaker-rules?ymd=20130904&content_id=59527184&vkey=news_mlb Three teams remained in the hunt for the two American League Wild Card berths heading into the final weekend of the season. On Friday, Major League Baseball revealed what will occur should all three finish in a tie, which would require two tiebreaker games -- one on Monday and one on Tuesday -- ahead of Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game. The bottom line is this: The Indians would host the Rays on Monday, with the winner earning one of the berths. The loser would play at Texas on Tuesday for the final spot. That schedule is the result of the Indians having the best combined record (7-5) against the Rays and Rangers and therefore having the right to choose to host the first game. The Rays' combined record is second (7-6) and they chose to go on the road on Monday rather than host a game on Tuesday. The Rangers (5-8) were left with only that option. Which is...nuts. The teams with the two best "combined records" are looking at playing two games, at least one on the road, while the team with the worst gets a day off and plays their game at home. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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