To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to section navigation or Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.

Official Info

Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.

09/25/2008 3:42 PM ET
Astros-Mets tie-breaker site determined
tickets for any Major League Baseball game
ADVERTISEMENT
print this pageprint this page    |    e-mail this pagee-mail this page
An additional coin toss was held today by Major League Baseball to determine the site for a potential two-team tie-breaker between the Houston Astros and the New York Mets for the National League Wild Card. If the Astros and the Mets require a one-game tie-breaker to determine the N.L. Wild Card, the game would be played at New York's Shea Stadium.

Previous coin tosses established the following sites for other potential tie-breaker games:

Opponents -- Site
AL Central - MIN vs. CWS -- U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
NL East - NYM vs. PHI -- Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
NL West - ARI vs. LA -- Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
NL Wild Card - PHI vs. MIL -- Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
NL Wild Card - HOU vs. MIL -- Minute Maid Park, Houston
NL Wild Card - HOU vs. PHI -- Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
NL Wild Card - MIL vs. NYM -- Shea Stadium, New York

TBS and ESPN Radio would provide national coverage of any tie-breaker game. In the event of simultaneous or overlapping tie-breaker games, TNT would provide national coverage.

If two clubs from the same division are tied but both are assured of participating in the postseason, then the first tie-breaker to determine which club is the Division Champion and which club is the Wild Card will be the 2008 season-series record between the clubs. The second tie-breaker will be division record.

If three clubs finish the season with the same winning percentage and one team will be a division winner and another will be the Wild Card, the games will be played as follows:

• The two teams tied for the division lead will play the one-game tie-breaker, with the winner being declared the Division Champion.

• The losing team will then play the club from the other division for the Wild Card.

If three clubs are tied for the Wild Card with an identical winning percentage at the end of the regular season, then the tie is broken by designating the Clubs as "A," "B," and "C," with selection of those designations based on the Clubs' records against one another, and playing tie-breaking games as follows:

• Club A would host Club B.

• The winner of the A vs. B game would then host Club C.

• The winner of the A/B vs. C game would be declared the winner of the Wild Card.

* CHI @ HOU and DET @ CWS makeup games will be played if necessary on 9/29; if either of these games becomes necessary, it could affect the scheduling of potential tie-breaker game(s).
print this pageprint this page    |    e-mail this pagee-mail this page