I’m not sure who to root for now in the White Sox-Indians series. On the one hand, the Indians might need to lose in order for the Red Sox to get the wild card if it goes ill against the Yanks. On the other hand, I want to believe the Red Sox will beat the Yankees head-to-head and earn the division title… in which case I want the Indians to beat out the Yanks for the wild card, so that there will be no Yankees in the playoffs. :)
UPDATE, 8:10 PM: Not looking good. Red Sox trail 4-1 and Yankees lead 6-0, both in the sixth inning. If those scores hold, Boston will need to sweep the Yankees in order to win the AL East. To make matters worse, the Indians are leading 6-0 in the eighth… and ready to start a series against a White Sox team that now has no motivation to play its best players or really try very hard at all.