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Who will the Cleveland Guardians play in the 2022 Wild Card round?: Sept. 29, 2022

The Cleveland Guardians will enter the 2022 playoffs as the No. 3 seed in the American League.

CLEVELAND — Having already clinched the American League Central Division championship, the Cleveland Guardians know they'll be playing this postseason.

Now all that's left to determine is who the Guardians' opponent will be.

With the Houston Astros and New York Yankees having already secured the top two seeds in the American League, Cleveland is locked into the No. 3 seed of the A.L. playoffs. That means that the Guardians will be hosting a best-of-three Wild Card Round series at Progressive Field against the No. 6 seed -- whichever team earns the American League's third and final Wild Card berth.

Entering Thursday, September 29, that team is slated to be the Seattle Mariners, who currently lay claim to an 84-70 record heading into a matchup with the Texas Rangers. The Mariners trail the No. 2 Wild Card, the Tampa Bay Rays (85-70), by a half-game, and the top-seeded Wild Card, the Toronto Blue Jays (87-69) by two games.

Meanwhile, Seattle possesses a 4.5-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles (80-75) for the American League's third and final Wild Card spot.

With the Wild Card Round -- which will take place Oct. 7-9 -- nearly one week away, here's each Wild Card contender's remaining schedule:

Blue Jays

  • Sept. 30 vs. Boston
  • Oct. 1 vs. Boston
  • Oct. 2 vs. Boston
  • Oct. 3 at Baltimore
  • Oct. 4 at Baltimore
  • Oct. 5 at Baltimore


  • Sept. 29 at Cleveland
  • Sept. 30 at Houston
  • Oct. 1 at Houston
  • Oct. 2 at Houston
  • Oct. 3 at Boston
  • Oct. 4 at Boston
  • Oct. 5 at Boston


  • Sept. 29 vs. Texas
  • Sept. 30 vs. Oakland
  • Oct. 1 vs. Oakland
  • Oct. 2 vs. Oakland
  • Oct. 3 vs. Detroit
  • Oct. 4 vs. Detroit
  • Oct. 4 vs. Detroit
  • Oct. 5 vs. Detroit


  • Sept. 29 at Boston
  • Sept. 30 at New York Yankees
  • Oct. 1 at New York Yankees
  • Oct. 2 at New York Yankees
  • Oct. 3 vs. Toronto
  • Oct. 4 vs. Toronto
  • Oct. 5 vs. Toronto

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