It's baseball bedlam as the fates of 12 teams hang in the balance in a postseason race that wraps up Sunday -- or not.
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Confusion reigns over who's getting seeded where, plus two spots in the NL are still up for grabs. Here's the latest on the playoff picture.
Mike Zunino, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames had two-out, run-scoring singles in the fifth inning as the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays beat Philadelphia 4-3 Saturday night and damaged the Phillies' postseason hopes.
Joey Wendle had a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays rallied to hurt Philadelphia's playoff hopes, beating the Phillies 6-4 on Friday night.
When these guys step to the plate or climb the mound, Twitter takes notice. Here's why.
Eric and Tristan unearth the plus matchups for the final weekend, discuss combo mealers and preview pitchers for next season!
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.
Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years Wednesday night with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets.
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.
Pete Alonso and the New York Mets prevented Tampa Bay from clinching the AL East crown Tuesday night, beating the Rays 5-2 behind three home runs and Seth Lugo's bounce-back pitching performance.
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.
Nate Lowe homered and scored both runs against NL Cy Young Award contender Jacob deGrom, and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame 16 strikeouts to move closer to an AL East title by beating the New York Mets 2-1 Monday night.
Must-see matchups, pennant race-defining moments, potential MVPs. We've got it all covered in 2020's dramatic stretch-drive finale.
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.
John Means struck out a career-high 12 in a pitching duel with Tampa Bay lefty Ryan Yarbrough, and the Baltimore Orioles stalled the Rays' push toward the AL East title with a 2-1 victory Sunday.
Charlie Morton pitched five effective innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays used home runs by Yoshi Tsutsugo and Randy Arozarena to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Saturday night.
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.
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