Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 9/29/13
The Indians earned their way into the play-offs for the first time since 2007 by winning their final ten games of the season and 15 of their final 17. They needed every single one of those wins to take the top Wild Card spot and they did, just barely beating out the Rays and Rangers. The one game Wild Card play-off will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd in Cleveland and the Indians will play the winner of tomorrow's play-in game. With both teams winning their final game of the year, the Rays and Rangers tied for the second Wild Card spot and will play a final game in Texas to decide the winner. The game is likely to feature a pitching match-up of Matt Moore for Tampa and Martin Perez for the Rangers. This would leave David Price or Matt Garza available to face Danny Salazar and the Indians on Wednesday. Following the Wild Card play-off, the American League Wild Card winner will go on to face the Red Sox, in Boston. On the other side, the Tigers will start the ALDS on Frid...
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