A four-way tie for the American League wild card would ship the Yankees to Fenway Park on Monday to tackle the Pink Sox for a 163rd sport and the precise to be an precise wild card, with the Blue Jays and Mariners dealing with off in Toronto within the different contest.
On Saturday, the 4 groups concerned within the unprecedented wild-card hunt made their alternatives for the potential of all of them ending with an identical 91-71 information. That might happen if the Yankees lose to the Rays, the Pink Sox lose to the Nationals, the Blue Jays beat the Orioles and the Mariners beat the Angels.
The groups are seeded based mostly on their collective head-to-head information in opposition to the opposite three golf equipment, which leads to this:
- Pink Sox (24-21)
- Blue Jays (22-22)
- Yankees (22-23)
- Mariners (Sept. 11)
Not surprisingly, as the highest two seeds, the Pink Sox and Blue Jays selected to host the play-in video games. Then the Yankees, because the third seed, acquired to pick their opponent. They opted to go to Fenway to face the Pink Sox, whom they swept in Boston final weekend.
The Mariners then wound up with the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
The winners of the 2 video games advance to Tuesday’s AL wild-card sport, to be performed on the web site of the membership with the higher head-to-head document. The Yankees lose such a tiebreaker in opposition to the Pink Sox and Blue Jays and win it in opposition to the Mariners, so there’d be a wild-card sport at Yankee Stadium Tuesday provided that it’s Mariners-Yankees.
The Yankees additionally made their alternatives in these different eventualities:
— In the event that they tie the Blue Jays and Mariners for the second wild-card spot, the Yankees will host the Mariners on Monday, and in the event that they win, they’d host the Blue Jays on Tuesday for the precise to play the Pink Sox Wednesday at Fenway within the wild-card sport.
— If the Yankees, Pink Sox and Blue Jays tie for the 2 wild-card slots, the Blue Jays would face the Pink Sox Monday at Fenway Park, with the winner nabbing one wild card, and the loser would face the Yankees Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, with the winner getting the opposite spot. The wild-card sport can be Wednesday. Because the Yankees lose tiebreakers to each the Pink Sox and Blue Jays, they’d play that sport on the street.
— If the Yankees, Pink Sox and Mariners tie for the 2 wild-card slots, the Yankees would play the Pink Sox at Fenway on Monday, with the winner transferring ahead and the loser visiting the Mariners on Tuesday. The 2 winners would face off Wednesday within the wild-card sport; the Yankees would host it in opposition to the Mariners and play at Fenway in opposition to the Pink Sox.