Tampa Bay ties with Boston for the AL Wild Card spot
The Tampa Bay Rays drew even with the Boston Red Sox for the AL Wild Card spot on Monday. Boston lost to the lowly Orioles, opening the door for a Tampa Bay tie as the Rays beat the Yankees. Less than a month ago, Tampa Bay had no legitimate shot for a playoff bid till the Red Sox hit a huge slump and the Rays slowly climbed back into the picture. Now there is a tie for the Wild Card spot and second place in the AL East, however Boston will only play Baltimore for their two remaining games and Tampa will have to play New York. A way the Yankees can end Boston's season is by letting these last two games slide against the Rays, so if Boston loses one game, they won't make it to the fall classic.