The NL playoff scene is settled. Johnny Cueto starts for Cincinnati against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates on Tuesday night at Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card playoff.
In the best-of-five division series, the NL wild-card winner is at St. Louis and the Los Angeles Dodgers start at Atlanta. The Dodgers will be minus center fielder Matt Kemp for the postseason because of swelling in a bone in his left ankle, an injury that caused him to missed 52 in the past two months.
In the AL, Detroit opens at Oakland and the wild card visits Boston.
Texas won its seventh in a row, downing the visiting Los Angeles Angels 6-2. Tampa Bay held on for a 7-6 win at Toronto.
To the Rays, this tiebreaker is a chance for payback. Texas beat Tampa Bay in the division series in 2010 and 2011.