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Monday, 11 September 2006 12:00

A series of coin tosses was conducted today by Major League Baseball to determine the sites for various potential two-team tie-breakers that would impact the 2006 postseason.

The site for a one-game tie-breaker to determine the A.L. Central Champion is as follows:

 

OpponentsSite
DET vs. MINComerica Park, Detroit
DET vs. CWSU.S. Cellular Field, Chicago



The site for a one-game tie-breaker to determine the A.L. West Champion is as follows:

 

OpponentsSite
OAK vs. LAAAngel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim



The site for a one-game tie-breaker to determine the A.L. Wild Card is as follows:

 

OpponentsSite
MIN vs. CWSU.S. Cellular Field, Chicago



The site for a one-game tie-breaker to determine the N.L. Central Champion is as follows:

 

OpponentsSite
STL vs. CINBusch Stadium, St. Louis



The site for a one-game tie-breaker to determine the N.L. West Champion is as follows:

 

OpponentsSite
LA vs. SDDodger Stadium, Los Angeles
LA vs. SFDodger Stadium, Los Angeles



The site for a one-game tie-breaker to determine the N.L. Wild Card is as follows:

 

OpponentsSite
SD vs. FLAPETCO Park, San Diego
SD vs. PHICitizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
SD vs. SFPETCO Park, San Diego
SD vs. CINPETCO Park, San Diego
SD vs. HOUMinute Maid Park, Houston
FLA vs. PHICitizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
FLA vs. SFAT&T Park, San Francisco
FLA vs. CINGreat American Ball Park, Cincinnati
FLA vs. HOUDolphin Stadium, Florida
PHI vs. SFAT&T Park, San Francisco
PHI vs. CINGreat American Ball Park, Cincinnati
PHI vs. HOUMinute Maid Park, Houston
SF vs. CINGreat American Ball Park, Cincinnati
SF vs. HOUMinute Maid Park, Houston
CIN vs. HOUMinute Maid Park, Houston


If two clubs from the same division are tied but both are assured of participating in the postseason, then the first tie-breaker to determine which club is the Division Champion and which club is the Wild Card would be their 2006 season-series record.

As a point of clarification, if three clubs finish the season with the same winning percentage and one team will be a division winner and another will be the Wild Card, the games will be played as follows:

• The two teams tied for the division lead will play the one-game tie-breaker, with the winner being declared the division champion.

• The losing team will then play the club from the other division for the Wild Card.

A tie-breaker game would be played on Monday, October 2nd and TBS and ESPN Radio would provide national coverage. In the event of simultaneous or overlapping tie-breaker games, TNT would provide national coverage.

Additional coin tosses will be held if they become necessary over the rest of the 2006 season.
 
 
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