The American and National League games crucial to determining the wild-card berths will be televised today by ESPN and ESPN2.

In the AL, the Cleveland Indians trail the Boston Red Sox by one game in the wild-card standings, and if the Indians lose today to the Chicago White Sox, Boston would get the wild-card berth. The 1 p.m. game between Chicago and Cleveland will be televised by ESPN2.

The Red Sox play the New York Yankees at 2 p.m. today at Fenway Park; that game will be telecast by ESPN.

If Cleveland wins and Boston loses, the teams will meet at Fenway Park on tomorrow in a one-game playoff to determine the wild-card winner. The time of that game has not been determined.

In the NL, only the wild-card berth is unresolved after both the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies won yesterday, allowing the Astros to retain a one-game lead.

If Houston beats the Chicago Cubs today, the Astros would clinch the wild card, regardless of the outcome of the Phillies-Washington Nationals game.

If both Houston and Philadelphia lose today, the Astros would win the wild card.

If Houston loses and the Phillies win, they would tie for the wild-card berth. A one-game playoff would be held tomorrow in Philadelphia at a time to be determined.

Today's Astros-Cubs game will be shown on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. (The network will likely alternate between this game and the Indians-White Sox game.)

In the Washington area, the Phillies-Nationals game would remain as scheduled on WDCA-20, according to a Nationals spokesman, and would not air on ESPN2.

TV coverage for any playoff games tomorrow would be announced today.