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Daily Wildcard Update: September 26th

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Rays & Athletics win, Indians lose

MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Thursday, September 26th

Standings: Rays have a 1.5 game lead over the Cleveland Indians for the second Wild Card spot. The Oakland Athletics lead the Rays by half game for the top Wild Card spot

Latest scores: Rays defeated the Yankees, 4-0. The Indians lost the White Sox, 8-3. The Athletics defeated the Angels, 3-2.

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

Rays are off.

Indians vs Chicago White Sox, Aaron Civale vs Dylan Cease. Cleveland has a 60% chance of winning. First pitch is at 8:10 ET

Athletics vs Seattle Mariners, Sean Manaea vs Felix Hernandez. Oakland has a 64% chance of winning. First pitch is at 10:10 ET

Games remaining

Tampa Bay - 3 - 3 against Toronto

Oakland - 4 - 4 against Seattle

Cleveland - 4 - 1 against Chicago White Sox & 3 against Washington

FanGraphs Playoffs Odds

Oakland 95.3%

Tampa Bay 91.1%

Cleveland 13.6%