Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Yankees, as expected, went through a division-winning hangover on Thursday, losing to the Rays 15-8.
The Blue Jays, however, helped the Red Sox by beating the Angels 4-3 in 12 innings (Edwin Encarnacion with the walk-off HR).
Here is where the AL Wild Card race stands. Enjoy.
Tampa Bay 86-70 (2 back)
LA Angels 85-71 (3)
Boston's magic number to clinch the wild card: 5.
BOSTON (6): at New York (3), at Baltimore (3).
TAMPA BAY (6): Toronto (3), New York (3).
LA ANGELS (6): Oakland (3), Texas (3)
Boston (Jon Lester 15-8) at New York (Freddy Garcia 11-8)
Toronto (Brandon Morrow 10-11) at Tampa Bay (David Price 12-12)
Oakland (Gio Gonzalez 14-12) at Angels (Jered Weaver 18-7)
The playoff seeds at the moment:
1. New York 95-61
2. Detroit 90-66
3. Texas 90-66
4. Boston (wild card)
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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