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The Tigers, Athletics and Angels are staggered through the afternoon, and the Yankees and Rays play at night.
The Orioles are .5 games ahead of the Athletics for the first wild card spot, and 2.5 games ahead of the Angels, leaving a magic number of 5 with 6 games to play. They are also 3.5 games up on the Rays.
For the American League East, they are 1.5 games back of the Yankees. The half-games are all going to be cleared today with the O's off and these teams in action.
The Tigers don't really impact the Orioles' playoff chances themselves. I just think it's fascinating that the team with Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder might not make the playoffs. They have pulled a game ahead of Chicago.
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