Yesterday, Ivan Nova returned to his “Supernova” form in a complete game shutout against the Giants. Unfortunately, the Indians are playing the Astros, so the Yankees are facing another must-win against the Giants this afternoon to ensure to remain only 3 games back. Here are how the teams in contention fared yesterday:
Rays: 5-1 win vs Orioles. Alex Cobb strikes out 12 in 8.1 innings.
Indians: 4-1 win vs Astros. Scott Kazmir strikes out 10 in 7 innings of work.
Rangers: 3-1 win vs Royals. Matt Garza finally has a good start for the Rangers.
Yankees: 6-0 win vs Giants. Ivan Nova dominates Giants with complete game shutout.
Orioles: 5-1 loss vs Rays. O’s bats don’t wake up after short turnaround.
Royals: 3-1 loss vs Rangers. Royals offense never gets it going against Matt Garza.
Wild Card Standings
WC 1 Rays 85-69 + 0.5
WC 2 Indians 85-70 —
3 Rangers 84-70 0.5 GB
4 Yankees 82-73 3 GB
5 Orioles 81-73 3.5 GB
5 Royals 81-73 3.5 GB