Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Rays Avoid Sweep in Boston
Rays Wild Card chances still alive, Indians win 18 in a row, & Nationals are heading to the playoffs
Alex Cobb pitched a fine, albeit short game as he limited the Red Sox to one run over five innings pitched, striking out five and walking three. Cobb pitched to two hitters in the sixth inning, both of whom reached base. He would then give way to Dan Jennings, who would strand the runners thanks to a double play and a ground out to end the inning.
The Rays bullpen in whole pitched the final four inning scoreless, allowing just one hit. Alex Colome picked up his major league leading 43rd save.
The Rays are now 71-73, and despite losing the series to Boston, they remain just 3.5 games back in the Wild Card chase as most of the contending teams suffered bad weekends.
- Jake Odorizzi goes for the Rays tonight as they take on the New York Yankees at the New York Mets home stadium of Citi Field
- The Cleveland Indians may not lose against in 2017 as they have won 18 games in a row.
- Indians star Franisco Lindor homered during the game, during which he smiled before, during, and after the pitch
- The Los Angeles Dodgers meanwhile, may not win again this season as they have dropped 10 in a row, they’re still over 90 wins this season so things aren’t too bad.
- The Washington Nationals became the first team this year to clinch a playoff spot as they took home the National League East crown
- Good news everyone, Bryce Harper quickly decided he was against the cornrows look and his signature flop is back
- Aaron Judge became just the 2nd rookie ever to hit at least 40 home runs
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