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(Courtesy of Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

Playoff Push: Yankees stay 1 game back of Rays

(Courtesy of Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

The Yankees won a crazy game last night, which ensured they stay one game back of the Rays. The Yankees start a series in Boston tonight, whereas the Rays play in Minnesota. Advantage this weekend goes to the Rays, but the Yankees have a special something going on. So, here’s to having a better series than the Red Sox than last weekend . . . and here are how the teams in contention fared yesterday:

Rangers: OFF

Rays: 4-3 win vs Red Sox. Wil Myers has 2 RBI’s as Rays avoid sweep.

Yankees: 6-5 win vs Orioles. Yankees re-take lead in 9th on wild pitch.

Indians: 14-3 win vs White Sox. Tribe score in each of the first 5 innings in route of White Sox.

Orioles: 6-5 loss vs Yankees. Jim Johnson implodes in the 9th for the O’s.

Royals: OFF


Wild Card Standings

WC 1 Rangers 81-64 +2

WC 2 Rays 79-66 —

3 Yankees 79-68 1 GB

4 Indians 78-68 1.5 GB

5 Orioles 77-69 2.5 GB

5 Royals 77-69 2.5 GB