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39-20, 1st in AL East
Rays plate three runs with two outs in 5th (0:55)
Phillips goes yard in Rays' win vs. Phillies (0:27)
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Rays wrap up first AL East crown since 2010

Randy Arozarena homered twice, and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday.


Yankees thrash Blue Jays; Gerrit Cole brilliant again

The brief 2-game losing streak is over, and that's kind of important. We explain why -- and look at Gerrit Cole's month of September, and just how ready he is for the postseason. Plus, Kyle Higashioka will catch him in Game 1 next week. You might think that would be a hole in the lineup, but maybe not. The offense exploded -- we hear from Aaron Booner on Judge, and Aaron Hicks on....himself. Plus, chances getting slimmer foe the 4 seed in the AL, but magic number down to 1 for clinching 2nd place in the AL East.


BBTN: David Schoenfield on Alejandro Kirk's debut, the Astros window closing and the Rockies possibly dumping Nolan Arenado. Plus, HEMBO KNOWS!

David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss, Alejandro Kirk’s spectacular debut for the Blue Jays, why Justin Verlander’s injury may mark the beginning of the end of the Astros’ window and if the Rockies will try to dump Nolan Arenado’s salary in the offseason (7:12). Later, Hembo drops by to talk about why Jacob deGrom should be the NL Cy Young winner, a troubling trend for Gerrit Cole and what the loss of Matt Chapman means for the A’s.


Yankees Lose 10-2 but Clinch Playoff Birth.

Yes -- they lost Sunday, snapping the 10-game win streak, but clinched a postseason birth with the Padres' win over the Mariners. Deivi Garcia didn't have it for the first time -- but would you still trust him in the playoffs? Apparently, some are not ready to commit. Judge & Urshela were out of the lineup for planned off days, but a close eye is being kept. Don't overlook JA Happ for a Game 3 start -- he's earned it. Gary Sanchez is climbing out of the hole, but he doesn't have to be a star. Plus, playoff maneuvering by Aaron Boone, and an eye on potential seeding.

Who belongs at the top of the MLB power rankings? (1:39)

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.


Rays earn AL playoff spot with doubleheader sweep of Orioles

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.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.634th
Quality Starts628th
Batting Average.23721st
On Base Percentage.32711th
Slugging Percentage.42615th