Playoff Push: Yankees remain 3 games back of Indians

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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

 

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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