Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer off fill-in closer David Robertson in the ninth inning, falling down on a twisted ankle as he finished his swing, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Wednesday night.
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.
Russell Martin has had a unique two days. The Yankees catcher homered and also hit into a triple play in New York’s 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
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.
Sam Fuld and B.J. Upton both hit two-run homers to help the Tampa Bay Rays rally and hand the New York Yankees’ their sixth consecutive loss with a 6-5 victory Monday night.
Matt Joyce hit a two-run triple and eight pitchers combined on a shutout, leading the Rays past the Royals 4-0 Saturday night and pushing the AL East race to the final day of the season.