It’s a long shot, but there’s still hope.
Everyone ahead of the Tribe lost on Saturday, so they pulled within 3.5 games of the second Wild Card slot. Kansas City is currently clinging to a half-game lead over Seattle for the spot, with the Indians three games behind the Mariners.
If the Indians win out, they’ll finish 88-74, which means they would need the Royals to go no better than 5-4 and the Mariners to finish no better than 5-3.
Here are the meaningful matchups today….
Here are the lineups…
As many of you so astutely pointed out, Murphy and Santana are not both playing first today! Here's today's lineup: pic.twitter.com/PZjSqxvXXZ
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 21, 2014
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 21, 2014