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Daily Wild Card Update: September 21

All three Wild Card teams won last night and all three are favored to win tonight

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Rays are embroiled in a three-way race for two American League Wild Card slots. For Rays fans, this means every day has the potential for joy or despair.

Between now and whenever the Wild Card teams are determined we’ll provide a daily update on the state of the race.

Saturday September 21

Standings: Rays are tied for the second Wild Card spot with the Cleveland Indians. Both teams are two games back of the Oakland Athletics for the top spot.

Latest scores: Rays beat Red Sox, 5-4; Indians beat Phillies 5-2; Athletics beat Texas 8-0.

Today’s action (probable pitchers from MLB; gameday odds from 538):

Rays vs Boston Red Sox, Tyler Glasnow vs Travis Lakins. Tampa Bay has a 56% chance of winning. First pitch is at 6:10 ET

Athletics vs Texas Rangers, Sean Menaea vs Brock Burke. Oakland has a 69% chance of winning. First pitch is at 9:07 ET

Indians vs Philadelphia Phillies, Zach Plesak vs Jason Vargas. Cleveland has a 57% chance of winning. First pitch is 7:10 ET

Game remaining

Tampa Bay - 8- 3 against Boston, 2 against New York, & 3 against Toronto

Oakland - 8 - 2 against Texas, 2 against Los Angeles, & 4 against Seattle

Cleveland - 8 - 2 against Philadelphia, 3 against Chicago White Sox, & 3 against Washington

FanGraphs Playoffs Odds

Oakland 95.7%

Tampa Bay 55.8%

Cleveland 48.5%