The Texas Rangers clinched playoff spots for themselves, the Yankees and the Orioles with a victory over the Angels tonight.
The AL East Division is still up for grabs and thanks to the addition of the second wild card, things could get interesting (read: scary) next weekend.
If the Yankees and Orioles end the season tied atop the Division, they play the tiebreaker game in Baltimore on October 4th because the Orioles had the better intradivision record. (All of those losses against crappy teams like the Blue Jays and Red Sox add up)
Then, the loser of the NYY/BAL matchup gets to play the Oakland Athletics on October 5th and the winner would play Detroit in the ALDS beginning October 6th.
The winner of the NYY/BAL vs A’s matchup would go on to face the Texas Rangers and the loser would go home.
Yeah, I am not ready for this, at all.