The Toronto Blue Jays will have a big say in who gets the Wild Card in the AL.
They take on the L.A. Angels tonight in Toronto, and the Angels are now looming dangerously in the race, as they have caught up to Tampa Bay and trail the Red Sox by 2 1/2 games.
L.A. goes home to play Oakland over the weekend and then Texas next week.
Toronto then hits the road to play the Rays in St. Pete for three this weekend.
BTW, you might be wondering about ties when it comes to the AL Wild Card. If the Sox and Rays are tied, they will play a one-game playoff in St. Pete on September 30. If the Sox and Angels are tied, they play the game in Boston. (Both are determined by head-to-head matchup.) If it's Tampa Bay and L.A., it will come down to best record in their respective division matchups, as they split their head-to-head matchup. (Both teams have games inside their divisions, so it hasn't been determined yet.)
A three-way tie? What a mess that will be, and MLB will have a drawing to designate the three teams: "Team A" "Team B" and "Team C." B would be at A on September 29, and then that winner would play at C the next day to get a Wild Card winner.
Let's Go Jays!