Playoff Push: Yanks stay within 2.5 games of Rays

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Last night, the Yankees scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th to win 6-4 and look to sweep the White Sox tonight with CC Sabathia on the mound. With the win, they stay 2.5 games back of the Rays, who also won last night, and leapfrog the Orioles again, who lost in Cleveland. Here are how the teams in contention fared last night

A’s: 5-1 loss vs Rangers. A’s go 1-9 with RISP as they fall 1 game behind division-leading Rangers.

Rays: 7-1 win vs Angels. Matt Moore returns for Rays in win; allows 0 earned runs in 5.1 innings.

Yankees: 6-4 win vs White Sox. Yankees score 5 runs in the 8th to steal a victory. 

Orioles: 4-3 loss vs Indians. 9th inning rally comes up short.

Indians: 4-3 win vs Orioles. Ubaldo Jimenez throws 6 shutout innings in route to victory.

Royals: 4-3 win vs Mariners. Salvador Perez goes 3-4 and drives in 2 runs in win.


Wild Card Standings

WC 1 A’s 79-59 —

WC 2 Rays 76-61 —

3 Yankees 74-64 2.5 GB

4 Orioles 73-64 3 GB

5 Indians 73-65 3.5 GB

6 Royals 72-66 4.5 GB

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Matthew Golda

I am a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, who happens to be a die-hard fan of the Yankees. Ever since I was a little boy, the New York Yankees have always been a passion of mine and that passion has only grown. Twitter handle: @mgolda1216