A rather delicate situation has been avoided by the Astros losing on the last day. Had they beat Arizona, their record would be 86-76 and would force the Yankees to win on the last day. Alas New York can still lose and host the wild card game. The winner gets to take on the Kansas City Royals. They got this game because of their one game overall league in the AL. Had they been tied then Toronto would have gotten the Wild card winner via winning the season series with KC. So it is Texas at Toronto and the Wild Card Winner at KC to open it up.
Mets fans will have to wait a while to see their team in the playoffs in person as NY has to go to LA to open up the playoffs. Meanwhile Chicago has to go to Pittsburgh for the Wild Card but the Pirates have to face 20 game winner Arrieta in a one game series. The Cubs should be the favorite in that one. Winner of this then gets 100 game winner St. Louis. A whole lot of parity to be decided in the National League.
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Tuesday October 6th is the Astros at the Yankees 8PM ESPN
Wednesday the 7th is the NL Wildcard Chicago at Pittsburgh 8PM ESPN
October 8th has the Rangers at the Jays and the Wild Card Winner at the Royals
October 9th sees the Mets at the Dodgers, NL Wild Card at St Louis, and Game 2’s of the ALDS.