The Houston Astros have sights on the Rangers and Yankees in playoff chase.

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The Yankees

Aug 26, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter

Evan Gattis

(11) rounds the basses after his home run in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s say that the Rangers win, the Astros win, and the Yankees lose today’s games. The Yankees currently have a hold on the Wild-Card 1 slot by one game. Should the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees today, the Astros and Yankees would have an identical record. Due to the Astros head to head matchup with the Yankees, the Houston Astros would have the home-field advantage by being the Wild-Card 1 team. The Yankees would come to Houston where the Astros have one of the best home records in baseball. Possibly facing Dallas Keuchel again gives the Yankees bad dreams.

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However, if the Yankees and Ranger both win today, the order will stay the same.

AL West: Texas Rangers

Wild-Card 1: New York Yankees

Wild-Card 2: Houston Astros

At this moment, I am okay with whatever happens. Any outcome that happens today will not result in the Astros’ season ending today. This is an exciting format in the MLB playoffs with the extra Wild-Card slot, it has brought interest back to baseball with all the possibilities. I have not seen so much interest in Houston about the Astros baseball in a while. Go Astros, just win and the rest will play out.

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