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The Wild Card Game is a one-game postseason "play-in" between the two wild card teams in each league. Beginning with the 2012 postseason, the winner of each Wild Card Game proceeds to its league's Division Series to play the team with the best regular season record, regardless of division.

[edit] American League Wild Card Game

Year Date Home team Record Manager Score Road team Record Manager Notes
2012 October 5 Texas Rangers 93-69 Ron Washington 1-5 Baltimore Orioles 93-69 Buck Showalter
2013 October 1 Cleveland Indians 92-70 Terry Francona 0-4 Tampa Bay Rays 92-71 Joe Maddon 1
  1. The Tampa Bay Rays won a one-game playoff with the Texas Rangers for the wild card spot

[edit] National League Wild Card Game

Year Date Home team Record Manager Score Road team Record Manager Notes
2012 October 5 Atlanta Braves 94-68 Fredi Gonzalez 3-6 St. Louis Cardinals 88-74 Mike Matheny
2013 October 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 94-68 Clint Hurdle 6-2 Cincinnati Reds 90-72 Dusty Baker

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Major League Baseball Wild Card Game

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2012 | 2013
American League
2012 | 2013

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