The Rays have found the perfect time not to lose four of five. With Tuesday night’s 8-3 drubbing in the Bronx, they find themselves 2.5 games back, they need to win the next two games just to get a split and leave town a half game back, the same way they came in. Does anything we’ve seen the last two nights indicate that’s a likely occurrence? Thankfully, it looks like Boston is phoning it in so at least that Magic Number is shrinking…slowly.
Rays: Wild Card = 6, Division = 15
Yankees: Wild Card = 3, Division = 10
WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARDS TO WATCH
Chicago @ Oakland 10:05 p.m.
Rays @ New York 7:05 p.m.
Baltimore @ Boston 7:10 p.m.