10 Predictions for the AL, NL Wild Card Playoff Games

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10 Predictions for the AL, NL Wild Card Playoff Games
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There will be an interesting new wrinkle during the 2012 MLB postseason as two wild card teams will face off for the first time in MLB history.

In the American League, the Baltimore Orioles will take on the struggling Texas Rangers. The two National League teams facing off will be the Atlanta Braves and the defending World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

All four of these teams will be fighting for a spot in the Divisional Series. Since this is a one game playoff, managers will not be afraid to pull out all the stops. It would not be surprising if a starter is called upon in relief or if we see managers doing whatever they think is best to have their team protect a lead.

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