Game 163 Scheduled, If Necessary
NEW YORK (AP/CBS) — Major League Baseball has set the times for potential wild-card tiebreaker games with both races coming down to the wire.
Any one-game playoffs would be played Thursday. First pitch for the American League tiebreaker between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla., is scheduled for 4:07 p.m.
Manager Terry Francona said after Tuesday’s 8-7 win over the Orioles he is not sure who would start the game for the Boston.
“First of all we need to win, and then we’ll see,” said Francona. “There is no reason for us to name a starter; we’ll see how we do.”
The Cardinals and Atlanta Braves would start at 8:07 p.m. in St. Louis.
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Times would not change if only one game is needed.
The AL wild-card winner will then play Game 1 of the division series Friday night in the early slot, 5:07 p.m. The New York Yankees will host the late game, starting at 8:37 p.m.
Both wild-card races are tied with one game left.
Any one-game playoffs and division series games will be on TBS.
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