Who Has the Schedule Edge in Final Week of the 2013 MLB Playoff Chase?

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Who Has the Schedule Edge in Final Week of the 2013 MLB Playoff Chase?
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Despite a poor overall September, the Texas Rangers are still making a case for the wild card.

Monday was a day for clinching in baseball.

The Detroit Tigers grabbed the American League Central crown on Sept. 23 while the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds were each guaranteed playoff spots that have yet to be determined.

But even though the National League's postseason entries are decided, the AL Wild Card is still very much up in the air. The Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians are currently leading the two wild-card slots, but the Texas Rangers trail both by just one game. 

Regardless of roster talent, the wild cards will likely come down to each of these teams’ final-week schedules. Unlike the Rays, who are about to embark on a three-game series with the William Wallace-esque New York Yankees, the Indians are set to play two 60-plus win organizations.

Read on to see who has the schedule edge in the final week of the 2013 MLB playoff chase.

 

All statistics through Sept. 23 games sourced from Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com.

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