The dodgers would play san fran on monday for the division title, the loser would play houston on tuesday for the wild card. If LA wins the division we would go to SF, if SF wins the division LA would come here
I guess I will have to eat some crow based on my feelings about the current run to the wire the Stros are making. Went to the thursday night game, electricity in the air, man was it wild, and to top it off, they ran out of BEER!!!
The "ROCKET" can play on my team any timr.
What happens if the Dodgers, Giants and Astros all finish the season with the same record, leaving the NL West and the NL Wild Card winners undecided?
The Dodgers and Giants would have a one-game playoff in San Francisco to determine the West champion on Monday at 4:05 p.m. ET. The loser would play the Astros in a one-game playoff to determine the Wild Card winner on Tuesday. If the NL West runner-up is the Giants, the game would be played in San Francisco. If the NL West runner-up is the Dodgers, a coin flip will determine which team plays at home.
A Giants sweep this weekend over the Dodgers, combined with an Astros loss would give San Francisco the NL West title based on a 10-9 season record against Los Angeles. The Dodgers would be the Wild Card team in this scenario.
If the Giants, Cubs and Astros finish tied for the NL Wild Card, how is the tie broken?
A three-way playoff would take place.
The Giants went 4-2 against both Houston and Chicago in 2004, while the Cubs went 10-9 against the Astros. Based on these head-to-head records, San Francisco had the first choice as to whether they want to be Club A, B or C in the following scenario, while Chicago had the second choice.
Club B would visit Club A on Monday. The following day, the winner of that game would be the home club in a game against Club C. The winner of that game -- between Club C and the winner of the Club A vs. Club B game -- would be declared the Wild Card champ.
San Francisco chose to be Club C, thus they avoid playing an extra game, meaning the Cubs would host the Astros on Monday, and the winner of that game would host the Giants on Tuesday.
Under this scnario, the playoff games would be played:
[*]Monday, Oct. 4 - Houston (B) at Chicago (A), 2:05 p.m. (EDT)
[*]Tuesday, Oct. 5 - San Francisco (C) at Houston (B)/Chicago (A) winner, TBD
What happens if only two teams tie for the Wild Card?
Major League Baseball has conducted a series of coin tosses to determine the sites for potential two-team tiebreakers that would clinch division and Wild Card playoff berths.
Los Angeles at San Francisco, 4:05 ET Monday
NL Wild Card:
Chicago at San Francisco, 4:05 ET Monday
Houston at San Francisco, 4:05 ET Monday
Chicago at Houston, 8:05 ET Monday
It is worth noting that MLB did not toss coins for the Dodgers other than the NL West tiebreaker. They would need to conduct another one or more this week should LA fall into a Wild Card scenario. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its