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Baseball Sets Times for Wild Card Tiebreakers, ALDS Playoffs

September 28, 2011

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Major League Baseball set starting times for two possible wild card tiebreakers as well as the opening games in the American League Division Series.

If the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays finish tied after the end of the regular season today, a one-game playoff for the AL wild card spot will take place tomorrow at 4:07 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Later in the day at 8:07 p.m. eastern time, a one-game playoff will take place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis to decide the National League wild-card team if the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals finish tied.

The starting times for the Sept. 30 opening games in the ALDS are set for 5:07 p.m. and 8:37 p.m. Eastern time.

The late game will feature the New York Yankees hosting the Texas Rangers or Detroit Tigers. Boston or Tampa Bay will play at Texas or Detroit in the 5:07 p.m. game.

The complete schedule for the division series will be released at a later date, MLB said in an e-mailed statement.

--Editor: Dex McLuskey.

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