The Rays finish 1-1, the Indians finish 1-1, the Rangers finish 2-0. The Rays finish 91-71, the Indians finish 91-71, and the Rangers finish 91-71. Or, the Indians could finish 0-2, the Rays could finish 0-2, and the Rangers finish 1-1. You guessed it, they would be all tied at 91-71. The American League Wild Card race could finish in a three way tie. How would this wild mess be cleaned up? How likely is the possibility of this happening? Let's take a look at how the MLB would have to deal with this.
The Rays, Indians, and Rangers would play two games among the three of them to settle the spots. To determine "seeding" we would first use their records against one and other. The Rays are 4-2 against the Indians, and 3-4 against the Rangers. The Indians are 2-4 against the Rays, and are 5-1 against the Rangers. Finally, the Rangers are 4-3 against the Rays, and 1-5 against the Indians. So, this means that they would be ranked by winning percentage among the three teams, which would rank them as follows:
Indians --- .583 PCT (against Rays and Rangers)
Rays --- .538 PCT
Rangers -- .384 PCT
The Indians would technically get a "bye" in this "bracket." They would play the winner of Rays-Rangers in Tampa Bay (since Rays were ranked second). This game would take place in Cleveland. Remember, this would all take place in the matter of two days. That's the beauty of it.
The Indians finish off the season with the Twins, the Rangers finish the season with the Angels, and the Rays finish off the season with the Blue Jays. This could get ugly. This could be something that we may never see again. This may be a three way tie. Coolstandings.com gives the Rays an 81% chance to win a Wild Card, the Indians a 90% chance, and the Rangers a 28% chance. Yes, this could happen, and it's very possible it does.
Choose your sides, pick your teams in this Wild Card Race. Me? I am rooting for this, a three way tie. That would be something to see, would it not?