If the Red Sox had swept the Yankees on Sunday, and the Rays had lost on Sunday, they would have had identical 96-66 records. I understand that it’s all academic now, but if they had tied, why wouldn’t they have had to play a one-game playoff? Being a wild card is different than being a division champ, right? And it affects who plays where in the playoffs. The White Sox and Twins might have to play it off for the AL Central crown. So why wouldn’t the Red Sox and Rays have been in the same situation? I could find no discussion of this possibility in the newspapers or online. If there’s a tiebreaker formula involved, then why not apply it to the White Sox-Twins?? I am baffled. Somebody help.