The Indians one way or the other will still be playing baseball after Sunday.

They earned that right with a a 5-1 victory over the Twins on Saturday afternoon at Target Field. Scott Kazmir struck out 11 and allowed one run over six innings and Michael Bourn hit a two-run triple in his return to the lineup for the Tribe's ninth straight victory.

The win gave the Indians sole possession of the first wild-card spot following Tampa Bay's 7-2 loss to Toronto. If the Indians win Sunday they will clinch the No. 1 wild card and play either Tampa Bay or Texas on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Ubaldo Jimenez the Tribe's top starter is scheduled to face Twins lefty Scott Diamond in the 162nd game of the regular season.

"The biggest thing is we have to win Sunday" said DH Jason Giambi who left Saturday's game with cramping in his left forearm. "We're not thinking about anything else. Let's just take care of that because I don't like how all the other scenarios work out."