MLB wild card standings 2013 news has the Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays tied for the first wild card slot. In the updated MLB standings from Friday night (Sept. 27), the Texas Rangers only trail the two teams by one game heading into the weekend. It couldn't be more competitive heading down the stretch and thoughts of a play-in game have started to surface.
To get to this point, the Indians won their eighth straight game by beating the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers won their fourth straight game by beating the Los Angeles Angels. The Rays, however, lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, dropping the team even with the Indians. All three teams have just two games remaining on the schedule and there are quite a few scenarios about how this could all turn out.
If Tampa Bay and Cleveland win their final two games, they will clinch the fourth and fifth playoff spots in the American League. Should one of the teams have Texas catch them by the end of the regular season, they will have a play-in game on Monday (Sept. 30). What could get really interesting is if the final MLB wild card standings 2013 look reveals the three teams in a tie. Then things could get crazy.
Tampa Bay Rays -- 90-70
Cleveland Indians -- 90-70
Texas Rangers -- 89-71