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Down to nine possibilities

On Friday, I presented a sort of American League weekend primer, enumerating all the ways in which this three-team contest might play out. And since this resulted in a greater response than anything I've done in a while, I figured I'd return with a follow-up. There were 16 possible outcomes Friday, and today only nine, which makes the figuring -- yes, I still do everything by hand -- a bit simpler.

The following describes every eventuality (barring natural disasters) regarding the rest of this weekend's games:

Red Sox lose twice to Yankees
Indians win 0 Yankees win East, Red Sox win WC
Indians win 1 Sox-Indians playoff1
Indians win 2 Indians win wild card