clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Daily Wild Card Update: September 28th (Let’s Get Wild)

New, 4 comments

Rays won. Athletics and Indians both lost.

Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Mark Blinch/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 28th

Standings: Rays and Athletics are tied for the top Wild Card spot. Cleveland has been eliminated. Top Wild Card spot gets home-field advantage.

Latest scores: Rays defeated the Blue Jays, 6-2. The Indians lost the Nationals, 8-2. The Athletics lost to the Mariners, 4-3.

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

Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays, Ryan Yarbrough vs Trent Thornton. Tampa Bay has a 58% chance of winning; First pitch is at 3:07 ET.

Athletics vs Seattle Mariners, Brett Anderson vs Marco Gonzalez. Oakland has a 56% chance of winning; First pitch is at 9:10 ET

Games remaining

Tampa Bay - 2 against Toronto

Oakland - 2 against Seattle

FanGraphs Playoffs Odds

Oakland 100.0%

Tampa Bay 100%

Cleveland 0.0%