MLB announces wild-card tiebreakers
If the three clubs are tied after Sunday’s games, then the tie will be broken by two games based on the teams' combined winning percentages in head-to-head competition against one another in the regular season.
The Indians would host the Rays on Monday, with the winner earning an AL wild-card berth.
The losing club in Monday’s game would play against the Rangers in Texas on Tuesday, with the winner earning the other AL wild-card spot.
In the event of a two-team tie for one wild-card berth, the tiebreaker game would be played Monday and hosted by the club that won the season series.
TBS and ESPN Radio will provide exclusive coverage of tiebreaker and wild-card games.
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