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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.

In 2014, the winners of both leagues' Wild Card Game reached the World Series, with the San Francisco Giants becoming the first World Series Champions to have played in the game.

[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
2014 September 30 Kansas City Royals 89-73 Ned Yost 9-8 Oakland Athletics 88-74 Bob Melvin

Notes:

  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
2014 October 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 88-74 Clint Hurdle 0-8 San Francisco Giants 88-74 Bruce Bochy 1

Notes:

  1. The Pittsburgh Pirates won a tiebreaker for the right to host the 2014 National League Wild Card Game

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