They tried, they contended and they came up short. What's on tap for the nine who must now head back to the drawing board?
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Struggling Gary Sanchez drove in four runs for the first time since early April, Luis Severino won his 19th game and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Tuesday night to keep up their push for home-field advantage in the AL wild-card...
Buster recaps all of Monday's MLB action, including a clincher for the A's, a franchise record for the Red Sox, a career first for Bryce Harper and a huge win for the Brewers.
Aaron Hicks injured his left hamstring running up the first-base line in the Yankees' 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, another concern for New York heading into next week's AL wild-card game.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
The main lights just went out inside Tropicana Field. (The scoreboards did stay on) There's a ferocious thunderstorm going on outside. Some serious thunder can be heard.
Blake Snell won his ninth straight start to increasing his major league-leading victories total to 21, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday to stave off elimination.
Rookie left-hander Thomas Pannone pitched 6 2/3 innings to win his third straight start, Rowdy Tellez homered and drove in three and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 5-2 Saturday, dealing another blow to the Rays' faint playoff hopes.
Austin Meadows drove in three runs, Tommy Pham reached base three times and had two RBI and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-3 on Friday night to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 9-9 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night, dealing a blow to the Rays' wild-card playoff hopes.
Even when your playoff odds drop to absolute zero, there's still a chance to do something absolutely special on the diamond.
Tommy Pham homered twice while extending his on-base streak to 21 games and the late-surging Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 9-3 victory Wednesday.
Blake Snell threw one-hit ball for five innings to become the major leagues' first 20-game winner in two years, as he helped the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Yeah, yeah, yeah -- pitcher wins don't matter. Still, 20 wins is awesome and Blake Snell got there with five scoreless, one-hit innings for the Rays (and tying David Price for the franchise record). He's 20-5 with a 1.97 ERA and if Chris Sale doesn't qualify for the ERA title (he's at 150 innings with a 1.92 ERA), Snell could become the first AL starter with a sub-2.00 ERA since Pedro Martinez in 2000.
Baseball union officials met last month with the management of the four major league teams accused of improper spending of revenue sharing money, according to The Associated Press.
Tyler Glasnow allowed two infield singles in six innings for his first win since Tampa Bay traded Chris Archer to get the right-hander, and the Rays beat the Texas Rangers 3-0 on Monday night.
Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong is disappointed that his younger brother, Kean, didn't get called up by the Rays this season, calling Tampa Bay a "bad organization which doesn't give chances to guys who deserve chances."
The American League might be riding high, but the National League teams that must win or go home will command center stage.
While the Rockies, Dodgers and Cardinals battle for two playoff spots, we have a new team at the top of the heap.
Khris Davis hit a grand slam in the ninth inning but the Oakland Athletics again came up short, beaten by the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Sunday.
Jake Bauers hit a three-run homer off Jeurys Familia in the eighth inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays set back the playoff-chasing Oakland Athletics with a 7-5 win Saturday night.
Khris Davis led off the 10th inning with his major league-leading 42nd homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night.
Blake Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and earned his major league-leading 19th win, guiding the Tampa Bay Rays past the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Wednesday.
While teams like the A's and Braves are showing you can go from rebuilding to contending, others are still trying to find their way from the basement to relevance.
Josh Donaldson went hitless in in Cleveland debut, Edwin Encarnacion reached 30 homers for the seventh straight season and the Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Tuesday night.