MLB Odds: Wild Card Race Reveals American League Contenders

hi-res-152863695_crop_650A pair of American League hopefuls will jockey for position in the wild card race this weekend, when the Oakland Athletics play host to the upstart Cleveland Indians. Unlike some of their higher-profile division rivals, both come as intriguing MLB betting options too.

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With just five games separating the clubs and less than two months remaining in the 2013 season, don’t expect anything less than quality baseball at Coliseum while the two vie for an upper hand in the win column – this is what the playoff race is made of.

The Athletics are, of course, still within reach of the Texas Rangers in the AL West while the Indians make a case for themselves among the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

Long story short, they may lack the buzz that their peers have generated, but that only makes their MLB odds all the more intriguing. Can the A’s make good on their 11/1 odds of winning the World Series as the current front runners for the AL wild card? Can Cleveland defy their own 40/1 MLB futures and sneak into the postseason picture?

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