Friday, March 7, 2014
The Wild Card standings:
Tampa Bay 85-70 (2.5 back)
LA Angels 85-70 (2.5)
Boston's magic number to clinch the wild card: 5.
BOSTON (6): at New York (3), at Baltimore (3).
TAMPA BAY (7): at New York (1), Toronto (3), New York (3).
LA ANGELS (7): at Toronto (1), Oakland (3), Texas (3)
The Red Sox take Thursday off and hope the Yankees and Blue Jays help them out (the New Yorkers may be a bit apathetic after clinching the division).
The Rays' Jeff Niemann (11-7, 3.95) was scheduled to pitch, but rookie Matt Moore may get the ball against New York and Bartolo Colon (8-9, 3.81)
The Angels' Ervin Santana (11-12, 3.40) opposes Toronto and Henderson Alvarez (1-2, 3.62)
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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