October scheduling nightmares: Part 896

Updated: September 25, 2012, 4:43 PM ET
By Jayson Stark

For some reason, nobody out there (except us) seems to be getting too worked up about baseball's worst October scheduling nightmares. But in a few days, let's just say that could change. Boy, could it ever.

What would happen, you ask, if the Yankees, Orioles, A's and Angels finish with the same record? Well, the World Series would be over by Thanksgiving. But that's about the only good news.

Here's how the American League's various tiebreaker scenarios would unfold:

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