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MLB announces potential AL WC tiebreaker schedule

MLB announces potential AL WC tiebreaker schedule

MLB announces potential AL WC tiebreaker schedule

Major League Baseball announced Saturday the potential tiebreaker schedule should the American League Wild Card race end in a draw.

The Indians enter the final day of the regular season with a one-game lead in the AL Wild Card standings over the Rays and Rangers, who are tied.

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If Sunday ends with a two-way tie between the Rangers and Rays, the tiebreaker will be played at 8:07 p.m. ET on Monday in Texas. The Rangers edged Tampa Bay, 4-3, in the season series.

If, for the first time in history, there is a three-way tie for playoff spots, the first tiebreaker would be played between the Indians and Rays in Cleveland at 4:07 p.m. on Monday, with the winner of that game earning a Wild Card berth. The loser would play against the host Rangers at 4:07 p.m. on Tuesday. All games will air on TBS.

The Rays hold a 4-2 edge over the Indians, who hold a 5-1 advantage over Texas.

The winner of the second tiebreaker would advance to the AL Wild Card game, which will take place on Wednesday.

If the Indians and Rangers end up tied atop the Wild Card standings, the Indians will host the Wild Card Game. If the Indians and Rays are tied for the top two Wild Card spots, the Rays will be the home team.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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