The outcome of ‘Wild Card Wednesday’ has made the Yankees’ playoff match-ups the toughest possible. Verlander and the Tigers are no easy task and the Rays are built for playoff success.
Tampa Bay Rays All-Star James Shields won for the first time in nearly a month, outpitching CC Sabathia and beating the New York Yankees 2-1 on Thursday night.
Russell Martin drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, giving the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
When A.J. Burnett first joined the Yankees, he couldn’t lose to the Rays. Now he can’t beat them. He had better figure it out, because there are major playoff implications at stake in this four-game series.
Derek Jeter’s chances to get his 3,000th hit at Yankee Stadium dwindled Friday night when New York’s game against Tampa Bay was rained out and the teams tangled on a makeup date.
With all the matchups set after Game No. 162 — no tiebreakers necessary this year — baseball launches into the postseason Wednesday.
Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria hit consecutive homers Wednesday night, and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame to beat the Yankees, 7-2.