Here is a look at the latest Wild Card standings:
Tampa Bay is 17-23 since August, slowly ceding ground to the other contenders. Texas' decline has been more spectacular, losing six straight and 12 of their last 15.
The Cleveland Indians have been the biggest beneficiary of the leaders decline; they now sit a 1/2 game back of a playoff spot. The Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals all still have a chance to grab one of two Wild Card spots with some strong performances down the stretch.
Four of the six teams are in action on Monday. The Indians will travel to Kauffman Stadium to start a three-game series against the Royals. Scott Kazmir will take the mound for Cleveland, squaring off against James Shields.
The top two teams face off as well, with the Rangers kicking off a four-game series at Tropicana Field against the Rays. Matt Garza will start the first game against his former team, facing Alex Cobb.