After taking care of the Texas Rangers in a tiebreaker in Game 163, the Tampa Bay Rays now head to Cleveland for another one-and-done scenario.
The Nationals struggled to score runs for four months, but then became highly productive late this season. Should they keep that group together entering 2014?
Russell Martin homered twice, Marlon Byrd also connected and the Pittsburgh Pirates roared past Cincinnati for a 6-2 victory in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night.
After ranking among the most efficient teams in baseball in terms of payroll in 2012, the Nationals took quite a hit this season.