MLB announces game sequence for potential 3-way WC tie in AL

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Updated: September 27, 2013

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Major League Baseball announced Friday its
playoff scenarios if the race for the American League wild card ends up being
a three-way tie.

Tampa Bay, Texas and Cleveland are still vying for two playoff berths with
three games remaining in the regular season. If all three clubs end up with
the same overall record, tiebreaker games will take place on Monday and
Tuesday, with the wild card game itself played on Wednesday.

Based on the combined winning percentages in head-to-head competition against
each other, Cleveland will host Tampa Bay on Monday, with the winner earning a
wild-card berth and the loser of Monday’s game playing at Texas on Tuesday
with the other wild-card slot on the line for the victor.