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Wild Card Situation Room: 9/30/2015

Twins get rained out, gain half game on Astros, tread water for Wild Card spot.

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In spite of not playing on Tuesday night, the Twins picked up a half game on the losing Houston Astros. And because the Angels, of course, won again - the Twins didn't actually lose ground in the Wild Card race. They're just chasing a different team.

Standings, 9/30/2015

Wild Card Teams W L PCT WCGB E# L10 STRK
New York Yankees 86 71 .548 +3.0 - 5-5 L2
Los Angeles Angels 83 74 .529 - - 8-2 W7
Houston Astros 83 75 .525 0.5 5 6-4 L1
Minnesota Twins 81 75 .519 1.5 5 6-4 W3



Astros: LOSS, 6-4

Angels: WIN, 8-1


Game 1
Twins (81-75) at Indians (77-78), 3:10pm CDT
Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs Carlos Carrasco

Game 2
Twins (81-75) at Indians (77-78), following Game 1
Probable Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey vs Cody Anderson

Astros (83-75) at Mariners (75-83), 9:10pm CDT
Probable Pitchers: Scott Kazmir vs TBD

Angels (83-74) vs Athletics (65-93), 6:05pm CDT
Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards vs Barry Zito

Remaining Schedule

Date Minnesota Twins Houston Astros Los Angeles Angels
Thursday, October 1 at Indians OFF at Rangers
Friday, October 2 vs Royals at Diamondbacks at Rangers
Saturday, October 3 vs Royals at Diamondbacks at Rangers
Sunday, October 4 vs Royals at Diamondbacks at Rangers

There's Always Hope: On This Date In 2009 (before play)

Detroit Tigers 84 73 .535 -
Minnesota Twins 82 75 .522 2.0