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Published: Sunday, 9/29/2013 - Updated: 10 months ago

Rays, Rangers force AL wild-card tiebreaker

Cleveland awaits Monday night's winner of game No. 163

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Tampa Bay Rays, from left, James Loney,  Matt Joyce, and Sam Fuld celebrate after beating the Blue Jays 7-6 on Sunday in Toronto. Tampa Bay Rays, from left, James Loney, Matt Joyce, and Sam Fuld celebrate after beating the Blue Jays 7-6 on Sunday in Toronto.
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers are set for a one-game tiebreaker to see which team advances to the AL wild-card playoff.

The Rays and Rangers both won today and ended up even. They’ll meet Monday night in Texas, with the winner earning the second wild-card spot and playing at Cleveland on Wednesday night.

Cleveland won its 10th in a row and clinched its first playoff berth since 2007. Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 13 as the Indians beat Minnesota 5-1 to win the top wild-card slot.

Cincinnati plays at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night in the NL wild-card playoff.

In the best-of-five division series, the Los Angeles Dodgers start at Atlanta and the NL wild-card winner is at St. Louis. In the AL, Detroit opens at Oakland and the wild card visits Boston.

The Tigers ended the regular season with Miami’s Henderson Alvarez pitching a no-hitter against them.



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