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  1. Wild-card race: Extra baseball on tap?

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- And then there were three. The Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays are fighting for two wild-card spots in the American League and go into a weekend where scoreboard watching will be unavoidable. The Rangers...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  2. A look inside the AL wild-card race

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers say they're not desperate, still on the outside looking in in the American League wild-card race. But they need some help, starting with the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins as the final week...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. Manny Machado and Brendan Ryan among defensive wild cards in AL w...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at defensive wild cards that will decide the AL wild card race.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  4. Rays and Yankees are happy, Orioles sad

    David Schoenfield

    Well, you can't say this American League wild-card race is lacking in drama. Hey, the eventual payoff is small -- one game to keep your season going! -- but it sure is giving us a fun September. A crazy Wednesday was followed by a crazy Thursday a...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  5. Yankees-Orioles Preview

    Yankees-Orioles Preview

    Preview | September 08, 2013
  6. 2013 forecast -- Texas Rangers should be in wild-card hunt

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers should compete in the AL West and grab a wild-card berth.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  7. Phillies, Brewers have climbed back into the NL wild-card race - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, as we saw last year with the Red Sox and others, anything can happen at the end of the season. This year, the Phillies and Brewers are trying to do some "crazy stuff" of their own.

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  8. Chase for the pennant: Monday

    Scott Powers

    Here's a breakdown of the Chicago White Sox's playoff picture in the American League Central and in the wild card race going into Monday's games: Chicago White Sox (75-64 overall, 41-29 home, 34-35 road) Lead the American League Central by two ga...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Dodgers are falling behind San Francisco Giants in NL...

    Buster Olney

    The Dodgers and Giants have a long and rich history, and as Buster Olney writes, it means a lot this weekend, as the Dodgers are barely hanging around in the NL West race.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2012
  10. The St. Louis Cardinals have suffered from bad luck and a poor bu...

    Chris Cwik

    Chris Cwik of FanGraphs writes that the St. Louis Cardinals have the starting pitching and offense to play in October, but bad luck and a poor bullpen have held them back.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  11. The wild card's negative trade effect

    Buster Olney

    As the second half of the season began, there were eight teams within 2.5 games of the lead in the AL wild-card race, an early sign that the expanded playoff field will do exactly what The Powers That Be want it to do. More opportunity for the posts...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  12. The value of the wild card may be depressing the trade market - M...

    Buster Olney

    When baseball adopted the second wild card, it was meant to give more teams hope of making the postseason, and it has. But as Buster Olney writes, it could also be depressing the trade market as teams decide whether a wild card berth is worth it.

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  13. Yankees-Rays Preview

    Yankees-Rays Preview

    Preview | September 27, 2011
  14. Rays knock off Yanks to pull even with Red Sox

    All-Star James Shields came within one out of his 12th complete game and Kelly Shoppach homered to help the Tampa Bay Rays keep the pressure on Boston in the AL wild-card race with a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 26, 2011
  15. AL Pennant Race Panic Meter

    The Boston Red Sox entered the month of September leading the AL East by 1.5 games. They have since gone 6-18 this month and now cling to a one game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card race. If the Red Sox fail to make the postseason, their ...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  16. New York Yankees fans should root for Tampa Bay the next three da...

    Rob Parker

    Root for the Rays against the Yankees the next three nights -- it's bad for Boston!

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2011