2013 MLB wild card standings news now has the Cleveland Indians back in the fight. In the updated wild card standings from Saturday night (September 7), the Indians are just one game behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the second slot. This is huge for the rebuilding team, but it is thanks to a four game winning streak that the team has gotten right back in the race.
The Texas Rangers are now the top team on this list after falling out of first place in the American League West. The Oakland Athletics took over that spot, relegating the Rangers to a spot where they will now have to hold off some very hot teams. The Rays hold the fifth playoff spot at the moment, but the Indians and Baltimore Orioles are each just one game back.
With Tampa Bay losing eight of their last 10 games, the race has suddenly become even more interesting than previously anticipated. Even the New York Yankees are back in the race as they trail the Rays by just 2 1/2 games after another loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. That is one team that several other franchises would like to avoid as the postseason approaches.
While the National League may already have its top five teams decided this season, the 2013 MLB wild card standings have six teams that still have a realistic shot at clinching a postseason spot. That includes the Kansas City Royals, as the team is just 3 1/2 games back from the Rays. This all creates a very interesting scenario as the final three weeks of the regular season start to tick off the calendar.
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