Baseball Playoff Scenarios at a Glance

By The Associated Press
Friday, September 30, 2005, 2:08 PM ET

All sorts of playoff scenarios were possible going into this weekend. A look at what happens if there are ties in the AL and NL after Sunday's games.

Worth noting: Head-to-head records are only used when two teams have already clinched playoff spots; they are not used to determine which teams are in and out of the playoffs.

American League

The AL East and wild-card spots were still open, with the New York Yankees (94-65), Boston (93-66) and Cleveland (93-66) each having a chance to reach the postseason.

National League

With Atlanta, St. Louis and San Diego having clinched division titles, the only race going Friday was for the wild-card spot. If Houston (87-72) and Philadelphia (85-74) wind up tied, the Phillies will host the Astros in a one-game playoff Monday.