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Rays, Cardinals would be home for tiebreakers

Rays, Cardinals would be home for tiebreakers

September 27th, 2011 in News

The Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals would be home if tiebreaker games are needed to decide wild-card berths in the playoffs.

Tampa Bay's 5-2 win over the Yankees and Boston's 6-3 loss at Baltimore moved the Rays into an AL wild-card tie with Boston with two games to go. Tampa Bay won the season series with Boston 12-6, giving it the right to host a Thursday tiebreaker if the teams finish 162 games with identical records.

The Los Angeles Angels were eliminated from the AL wild-card race when they lost 4-3 to Texas.

In the NL, St. Louis would host Atlanta in a tiebreaker on Thursday because the Cardinals won the season series 5-1. Atlanta and St. Louis both lost Monday, leaving the Braves ahead by one game with two games left.