American League Wild Card Play-In Game

Game Date Matchup/Result Breakdown
1 Monday, September 30 Rays 5 at Rangers 2
Recap | Box
WP - David Price (10-8)
LP - Martin Perez (10-6)
Rays win One Game Series


This is the 14th tiebreaker to be played in the history of Major League Baseball. It is the first tiebreak game to be played since the Twins and Tigers had a playoff in 2009 for the AL Central title. It is also the first in the history of MLB to determine which team qualifies for a wild card playoff.

The Rangers won their 2013 season series over the Rays 4-3. These two teams have met twice in previous post-seasons with the Rangers winning both series: the 2010 ALDS (3-2) and the 2011 ALDS (3-1).

National League Wild Card Game

Game Date Matchup/Result Breakdown
1 Tuesday, October 1 Reds 2 at Pirates 6
Recap | Box
WP - Francisco Liriano (1-0)
LP - Johnny Cueto (0-1)
Pirates win One Game Series


The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates have known they will be playing in this game since late September, but the Pirates locked up home-field advantage by winning their season-ending series in Cinicnnati.

The Pirates won their 2013 season series against the Reds 9-8. This is the sixth playoff meeting between the two teams, with the Reds having won five of six series, with all previous meetings having occurred in the National League Championship Series including: 1970 (3-0 CIN), 1972 (3-2 CIN), 1975 (3-0 CIN), 1979 (3-0 PIT), 1990 (4-2 CIN).

American League Wild Card Game

Game Date Matchup/Result Breakdown
1 Wed. Oct. 2 Rays 4 at Indians 0
Recap | Box
WP - Cobb (1-0)
LP - Salazar (0-1)
Rays win One Game Series


The Cleveland Indians clinched the top wild card spot on the final day of the regular season. The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers faced off in a play-in game Monday to determine who plays Cleveland in the Wild Card Playoff.

David Price threw a complete game, Evan Longoria had a two-run homer among his three hits and the Rays got a 5-2 win over Texas. Even with the return of All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz from his 50-game drug suspension in the Biogenesis case, the Rangers missed a chance to get to the playoffs for the fourth year in a row. The Rays face another do-or-die game Wednesday night at Cleveland.

Tampa Bay won their 2013 season series over Cleveland 4-2. This is the first ever post-season meeting between the Rays and the Indians.


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