John Jaso lined a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning after Carlos Pena delivered a rare clutch playoff hit for Tampa Bay, and the Rays avoided elimination in the AL division series with a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Zack Greinke pitched seven sharp innings and the Kansas City Royals beat Tampa Bay 3-2, leaving the Rays and New York Yankees tied for the AL East lead.
What better way to sort out the top three starters on each AL team than to rank them?
The Tampa Bay Rays say they’re concentrated on winning the AL East, while the New York Yankees seem to be more interested in opening the postseason at full strength – wherever they may have to travel. For now, they’re glad to be home.