Despite a great start by Andy Pettitte on Mariano Rivera Day in the Bronx, the Yankees came up short. Their playoff hopes are on life-support and are going to need a minor miracle to stay involved in the race. The Rays finish their series with the Orioles today, so a loss by Tampa would be a nice start to the week. Here are how the teams in contention fared yesterday:
Rays: 3-1 win vs Orioles. 6 Ray pitchers hold the O’s to only 3 hits.
Indians: 9-2 win vs Astros. Indians finish off four-game sweep of Astros.
Rangers: 4-0 loss in 10 innings vs Royals. Rangers waste a fantastic start by Alexi Ogando.
Royals: 4-0 win in 10 innings vs Rangers. Jason Maxwell’s grand slam in the 10th leads Royals to huge victory.
Yankees: 2-1 loss vs Giants. Andy Pettitte gets the loss in his final start at Yankee Stadium on Mariano Rivera Day.
Orioles: 3-1 loss vs Rays. Orioles continue their slide in Tampa.
Wild Card Standings
WC 1 Rays 86-69 +0.5
WC 2 Indians 86-70 —
3 Rangers 84-71 1.5 GB
4 Royals 82-73 3.5 GB
5 Yankees 82-74 4 GB
6 Orioles 81-74 4.5 GB