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No Help For Rays On Day Off

The Yankees shut out Oakland 5-0 and the Red Sox beat Baltimore 6-4 on Thursday. So both teams gain a half game on the Rays, whose magic numbers don’t change.

MAGIC NUMBERS:

Rays: Wild Card = 23, Division = 31

Yankees: Wild Card = 21, Division = 28

FRIDAY’S SCOREBOARDS TO WATCH
Toronto @ New York 1:05 p.m.
Rays @ Baltimore 7:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox @ Boston 7:10 p.m.


AL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
New York 84 50 .626 0 Won 6
Tampa Bay 82 51 .616 1.5 Won 1
Boston 76 58 .567 8 Won 2
Toronto 69 64 .518 14.5 Lost 1
Baltimore 49 85 .365 35 Lost 2


(updated 9.3.2010 at 12:47 PM EDT)


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