The Rays’ sweep of the Yankees seems to have been the coming out-party for Joe Maddon’s revolutionary defensive schemes.
0-3. Panic in the streets? Maybe. Panic in the clubhouse? Not quite.
Revelations following the Red Sox’s famous 2011 collapse paints an image of a ballclub that betrayed their manager and their own professional pride.
Baseball proved once again that you can’t predict it. So let’s try to predict it anyway.
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.
Sure, the Yankees have locked down the AL East and home-field advantage. But they’re still gunning to win game No. 162.
Rays manager Joe Maddon isn’t quite ready to deliver a concession speech, even though Tampa Bay is running out of time — behind New York — in the AL playoff race.
Derek Jeter’s chase for 3,000 hits will continue for at least one more night. He’s ready for all the hype surrounding the accomplishment to die down.
Yankee Stadium was rocking and Derek Jeter kept swinging, from the first pitch to the final out. Eager to make history and put the hoopla behind him, Jeter quickly doubled for his 2,998th career hit. That was all he got Thursday night.
The Bombers hope their run against James Shields continues as the AL East-leading Rays attempt to sweep a two-game set and send New York to a seventh consecutive loss Tuesday night.
The Rays feel facing the Yankees for the first time in 2011 isn’t a big deal. That may be because the AL East leaders have a more pressing concern. Though, so do the Yankees.
The Rays, who had the AL’s best record this season, are trying to become the sixth team in major league history to win a postseason series after losing the first two games at home.
A lot of people thought the Twins would finally overcome their ALDS struggles against the Yankees, but with the series shifting to Yankees Stadium for Game 3 it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be the Twins’ year.
Bruce Chen, a journeyman left-hander who began the season in the minors and had a 1-13 record in the previous four years in the majors, knocked the Tampa Bay Rays into second place in the AL East.
Kevin Millwood allowed two hits over seven innings, Felix Pie hit a two-run triple and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Rays 2-0 before a capacity crowd of 36,973 on Wednesday night.