Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Games that matter - September 21, 2016

With the Astros two games out and 10 games from being eliminated from the wild card, here are the games to keep an eye on today.

Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics - 2:35 p.m. CT - Just sweep!

Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners - 2:40 p.m. CT - Blue Jays have the first wild card spot. The Mariners are three games out from the second wild card spot. This is probably a win-win for the Astros scenario. If the Blue Jays win it pushes the Mariners out another game. If the Mariners win it keeps both wild car spots close.

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles - 6:05 p.m. CT - Boston has a comfortable lead in the division. The Orioles still hold the second wild card spot. It would be beneficial to the Astros cause for the Red Sox to beat the Orioles.

Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins - 7:10 p.m. CT - The Tigers are a game and a half back of the Orioles for the second wild card spot. A Twins win would be super duper for the Astros.