Here are the remaining games for the Yankees, Mariners and Tigers this season:
Seattle really does have a tough road ahead for themselves. What bothers me here is that the Yankees have 19 games to play against Toronto/Tampa/Baltimore (who would all love to knock the Yanks out) whereas the Tigers have 13 games to play against Texas/K.C./Chicago (who will be thinking about going home already next month).
Those six games that the Tigers get to play the White Sox could be the difference between New York or Detroit taking the Wildcard this season. We just saw how the White Sox laid down for the Red Sox. Think they’re going to be any more up for the Tigers? I doubt it.
In the end, it appears that it’s going to be between the Yankees and Tigers – and a close race at that.