The second wildcard was added in 2012. The two wildcard teams play a sudden death single elimination game, which leaves them with disadvantages for the remainder of the tournament, including using their best starting pitchers to reach the wildcard game and/or in the wildcard game, immediate travel and not having home field advantage. Despite that, ...
2014: Both the Giants and Royals (89 wins) won their wildcard games and reached the finals.
|Los Angeles Dodgers||94||68||.580||--|
|San Francisco Giants||88||74||.543||6.0|
|San Diego Padres||77||85||.475||17.0|
|New York Mets||86||76||.531||11.0|