It Just Got Easier to Make the Playoffs in Baseball

MLB is adding two wild-card teams
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2011 5:39 PM CST
Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Aviles looks back as the Baltimore Orioles celebrate a win that knocked Boston out of the playoffs in September.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(Newser) – That soul-crushing loss by the Red Sox on the last game of the season this year might have been just another game had this been in effect a little earlier: Major League Baseball is adding two-wild card teams to the playoffs, maybe next year but by 2013 at the latest, reports USA Today. That means a total of 10 teams will qualify. Another change announced by commissioner Bud Selig: Houston will switch to the American League in 2013, giving the AL and NL 15 teams apiece. Click for more.

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