The Oakland Athletics locked up their berth in the 2019 MLB Postseason before even taking the field Friday night, punching their ticket as the Cleveland Indians lost 8-2 to the Washington Nationals.
The A’s won’t be waiting around to find out who they’ll be playing in the AL wild card game on Wednesday; the Tampa Bay Rays simultaneously won 6-2 in Toronto to lock up the other Wild Card berth.
Where those teams will meet on Wednesday remains up in the air, though. The A’s took the field with a half-game lead on Friday night after the Rays won. Should the teams finish tied in the standings, the game would be in Oakland by virtue of the A’s head-to-head season series victory over Tampa Bay, four games to three.