Tribe Battles for Wild Card Spot
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Cleveland Indians continue to battle their way toward a Wild Card spot in the playoffs.
By beating the Minnesota Twins Saturday, the Tribe took a one-game lead over Texas and Tampa Bay in the standings.
Each of the teams has one game to play Sunday.
The Indians are playing the Twins again at Target Field.
Ubaldo Jimenez will take the mound for the Tribe. Scott Diamond will throw for the Twins.
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If the Tribe wins Sunday, they host the Wild Card game Wednesday.
But, if the team loses, things get a little complicated.
Here are the scenarios that could happen:
If the Indians, Rays and Rangers all finish with identical records, there will be two tiebreaker games.
The Tribe would host the Rays Monday, with the winner getting a Wild Card berth.
The loser would play against the Rangers in Texas on Tuesday.
The winner of that game would be the second Wild Card team.
Should two teams tie for the Wild Card they would meet Wednesday in the playoffs.
If the Indians finish with the same record as the Rangers, the Wild Card game would be here in Cleveland.
However, if the Tribe and Rays end up with the same mark, Wednesday’s game would be played in Florida.