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Sports On TV, Sept. 26: Rays try to close Wild Card gap on Wednesday

The MLB races are a week away from being resolved.

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With the MLB season winding down, there are several games highlighting the TV schedule for Wednesday. Whether it be the local teams or their rivals, there will be plenty of baseball to watch.

MLB: New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins, 1 p.m., MLB Network: The Rays are making a late season push yet again, and as usual, the New York Yankees are one of the teams in their sights. The Yankees lead the Rays by five games in the AL East with a week remaining. CC Sabathia and Samuel Deduno will be on the hill for the day game.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox, 7 p.m., SUN: Six straight wins have the Rays just three games back of the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card race. Wednesday will be their final game at Fenway Park in 2012, and Alex Cobb will take the mound against Jon Lester.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves, 7 p.m., FSN: A disappointing season is slowly marching to an end for the Marlins. On Wednesday, Josh Johnson will make his next to last start of the season. He'll be opposed by Paul Maholm for Atlanta.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies, 7 p.m., ESPN2: If the Phillies want to have any shot to make the postseason, they will essentially need to win out. On the flip side, Washington is still looking to clinch the NL East and is competing for the top seed in the National League.

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers, 8 p.m., ESPN: Rays fans will have a chance to keep tabs on the team they are chasing in the Wild Card race, as the A's will be in Texas on Wednesday night. With Jarrod Parker opposing Martin Perez, Oakland should have the pitching edge.

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