Running through tomorrow’s AL Wild Card possibilities

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MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian did yeoman’s work running through all of the possibilities that could occur tomorrow as it pertains to the AL Wild Card race. The Indians and Rangers won today while the Rays lost, which means the Indians will enter tomorrow afternoon’s action with a one-game lead, securing themselves at least a 163rd game.

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.