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By Eric Umphrey
The Times 

Breaking down the Wildcard Race

 

September 9, 2021



With about four weeks left in the regular season, the Mariners are still within reach of a playoff spot. Although the Mariners front office claimed that this team could compete for a wild card spot at the beginning of the season, few fans likely believed them. Now the Mariners are one of five teams in the American League playing for two wildcard spots. The teams in contention are the New York Yankees (78-59), Boston Red Sox (79-61), Seattle Mariners (75-63), Toronto Blue Jays (74-62), and Oakland A’s (74-63).

The Yankees currently hold a half-game lead for the first wildcard spot. After w...



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