UPDATE (7:10 p.m.): The Oakland A's beat the Texas Rangers, 12-5, to win the AL West. Scenarios updated to reflect.
UPDATE (5:57 p.m.): The game times for a potential AL East tiebreaker and the wild-card game have just been announced and are added below. Both would be televised on TBS.
Here's a quick look at the Orioles' possible outcomes for the final (scheduled) day of baseball's regular season:
If the Orioles win and the Yankees lose
The O's and Yankees would play a one-game tiebreaker for the AL East title Thursday at 7:10 p.m. at Camden Yards. The loser of that game would become the top wild-card team and host the Rangers on Friday at 8:37 p.m.
If the Orioles win and the Yankees win
The Yankees win the AL East. The Orioles would be the top wild-card team and host the Rangers on Friday at 8:37 p.m.
If the Orioles lose
The Yankees win the AL East regardless of their result. The Orioles become the No. 2 wild-card team and play at Texas on Friday at 8:37 p.m. (While they'd be tied with the Rangers, the Orioles must go on the road in this instance because Texas had a better head-to-head records against the O's this season.)Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun