Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 9/29/13

There will be a Game 163. The Rays beat the Blue Jays 7-6 in Toronto and the Rangers beat the Angels 6-2 in Arlington on Sunday, deadlocking both teams at 91-71 and necessitating a one game playoff for the right to face the 92-70 Indians in the Wild Card Playoff game. Cleveland beat Minnesota 5-1 on Sunday and will host the winner of the Rays-Rangers matchup on Wednesday. It looked like a win for the Rays would be easy to achieve on Sunday after they jumped out to a 6-0 first inning lead, eventually adding a seventh run before the Blue Jays put a run on the board. But Toronto chipped away with three in the sixth, one in the seventh, and two in the eighth to close within a run of Tampa Bay. The Jays put the tying run on base in the ninth, but couldn't move him past first base as Fernando Rodney closed the door to record his 37th save of the year. In Arlington, it was a different story. The Angels jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Rangers took a 2-1 lead in the fifth after a two-run single by Craig Gentry. A Josh Hamilton RBI single tied the game at two in the sixth, but Texas once again jumped ahead, this time scoring after a Geovany Soto RBI double. The Rangers tacked on another run in the seventh and two more in the eighth to secure the win and ensure that the Rays would have to win one more game to earn their Postseason berth. Meanwhile in Minnesota, the Indians didn't flinch. In defeating the Twins 5-1, a game in which they never trailed after a first inning two-run homer, they extended their winning streak to ten games, ending the season on a high note. As the AL's top Wild Card, they'll host the winner of the Rays-Rangers game on Wednesday night at Progessive Field. The 2013 playoff nod is Cleveland's first since 2007, when Eric Wedge led the Tribe to an AL Central title with a 96-66 record. Players like CC Sabathia, Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta, and Grady Sizemore were all integral parts of that Indians team, and the only member of that 2007 team to still be with the team is Asdrubal Cabrera, who was a 21-year old rookie second baseman at the time. The game between the Rangers and Rays will take place at 8:07 PM on Monday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. David Price will take the hill for the Rays in possibly his last start with Tampa Bay, while the Rangers will counter with rookie Martin Perez. The winner will move on to Cleveland Wednesday night, and the Tribe is starting 23-year old uber rookie Danny Salazar. Just when you think you were out, they pull you back in. Get ready for some fun tomorrow, folks. [follow]

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Brian Cashman defends A-Rod despite season's struggles

Report: Charles’ workload won’t be limited if healthy

Report: Westbrook doesn’t want trade, will think about extension

Chargers don’t know if Joey Bosa will report to camp

Report: RG3 to be given four out of five first-team reps


Report: Peterson likely entering last season with Vikings

Cubs trade for Chapman a risk, but potential payoff too hard to ignore

Wisconsin kicker will wear 27 to honor Nebraska's Sam Foltz

Dennis Schroder wears disguise to play in German streetball tournament

Browns indicate they will give Josh Gordon another chance

Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery

Kobe Bryant called ‘a–hole’ in LeBron James-produced show

Top five storylines heading into MLB trade deadline

Angels listening to offers on Hector Santiago

Chris Sale’s so-called ‘apology’ was anything but

Ten hottest golfers heading into 2016 PGA Championship

Five NFL sophomores poised to break out in 2016

Tre Mason's family concerned about RB's mental health?

Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

Tom Jackson could leave ESPN after almost three decades

Cavs sign coach Tyronn Lue to a five-year extension

More than 10,000 people registered for Jaguars Pokemon Go night

NFL issues new concussion protocol

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker