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Wild card has cut need for a playoff

October 3, 2005

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This is the first time in American League history that a playoff game is not being held to break a first-place tie. Since the wild card became part of the postseason format in 1995, there has been only one tie for first place in an AL division. That was in 1995, when the Mariners and Angels tied in the AL ... (Full article: 425 words)

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