With Oakland becoming the latest to wrap up a postseason spot, we look at who hopes to join them and more.
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Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 over five innings to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Friday night.
The Rays put outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list with a strained oblique that will sideline him into the playoffs.
BBTN: Jesse Rogers has an interesting idea for how teams should use their pitchers in the first round. Plus, Todd Radom on Kauffman Stadium
Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss his pitching strategy for the first round of the playoffs, Josh Donaldson’s ejection after hitting a home run and kicking dirt on home plate, the White Sox clinching a playoff spot, Javier Baez rounding into form, the end of Jon Lester’s time with the Cubs, and another possible Yankees-Twins matchup in the postseason. Later, Todd Radom joins the show to talk about Kauffman Stadium and to administer the weekly quiz.
The Tampa Bay Rays clinched a return trip to the postseason, using a strong pitching performance to beat the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a doubleheader before cranking up the offense in a 10-6 victory Thursday night that completed the sweep.
Michael Perez doubled and scored during the pivotal seventh inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays edged closer to a playoff berth by beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Thursday in a doubleheader opener.
With new faces such as the White Sox and Padres in the expanded playoff mix, the Fall Classic possibilities are nearly endless. Here are the showdowns we'd love (or hate).
Rookie Luis Garcia hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Wednesday.
Ryan Yarbrough stopped a personal 16-game winless streak, Nate Lowe homered and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Tuesday night.
Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi is expected to be out at least two to three weeks with a strained left hamstring, with manager Kevin Cash saying it would take a "miraculous recovery" for him to be ready for the playoffs.
Christian Vazquez and Christian Arroyo homered to help the last-place Boston Red Sox get a split of a four-game series with the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 6-3 victory on Sunday.
Brandon Lowe and Austin Meadows homered and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the last-place Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night.
Nate Lowe hit two homers and drove in four runs as Tampa Bay fielded a lineup of all lefties, Blake Snell worked 5 1/3 scoreless innings and the AL East-leading Rays routed the cellar-dwelling Boston Red Sox 11-1 on Friday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays are the first team in modern MLB history to start nine left-handers in a lineup.
Rookie Bobby Dalbec homered for his fifth consecutive game, Rafael Devers homered and drove in three runs and the AL-worst Boston Red Sox beat the AL-best Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Thursday night.
BBTN: David Schoenfield on Sixto Sanchez's torrid start, the new playoff system and the Yankees playing everyone into contention. Plus, Hembo on the versatility of the Rays
Dave Schoenfield joins Buster to remember Roberto Clemente as he’s set to be honored by MLB (5:08). Then they get into Sixto Sanchez’s torrid start, the battle in the NL East, Dave’s thoughts on the playoff system, the Yankees playing everyone into contention, Gary Sanchez’s horrific season and the stars aligning for J.T. Realmuto in free agency. Later, Hembo stops by to discuss Sanchez’s stuff, how bitter he’ll be if Realmuto doesn’t re-sign with the Phillies, the versatility of the Rays and Clemente’s right arm (22:19).
Juan Soto drove in a run in his return to the lineup and the Washington Nationals used strong relief pitching to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Tuesday night to sweep the two-game series.
Washington ace Max Scherzer cooled off Tampa Bay with seven scoreless innings, and the Nationals used a makeshift lineup to beat the Rays 6-1 on Monday night.
Brandon Lowe hit a sacrifice fly to complete a two-run 10th inning and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Sunday.
Sandy Alcantara allowed one run over six innings, Corey Dickerson homered for the second consecutive game and the Miami Marlins beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Saturday night.
Rookie left-hander Josh Fleming won his third consecutive start, Michael Perez had a three-run double and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Friday night.
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