6 joyful celebration photos from MLB tiebreaker games
The Rays and Rangers will play a 163rd game on Monday to determine the fifth and final postseason spot in the AL. The history of MLB tiebreaker games stretches back more than 100 years, and plenty of memorable moments have come from these pressure-filled contests.
Here's a look at the six tiebreakers since 1995:
2009: Twins defeat Tigers for AL Central title
How'd they do? Swept by Yankees in ALDS.
2008: White Sox defeat Twins for AL Central title
How'd they do? Lost ALDS 3-1 to Rays.
2007: Rockies defeat Padres for NL Wild Card
How'd they do? Swept by Red Sox in World Series.
1999: Mets defeat Reds for NL Wild Card
How'd they do? Lost NLCS 4-2 to Braves.
1998: Cubs defeat Giants for NL Wild Card
How'd they do? Swept by Braves in NLDS.
1995: Mariners defeat Angels for AL West title
How'd they do? Lost ALCS 4-2 to Indians.