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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: AL East stays alive in the ALDS

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Playoffs in full swing, Gadea remains with the Rays, and Judge overules Hample

Divisional Round - Cleveland Indians v New York Yankees - Game Three Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The 2017 MLB playoffs are in full swing with the two teams from the American League East avoiding being swept in their respective Division Series.

Yesterday, David Price came through in the clutch for the Red Sox as he pitched four scoreless innings of relief, while the offense finally erupted for 10 runs en route to a 10-3 victory. They will play the Astros in the 4th game of the series this afternoon at 1pm EST with Rick Porcello taking on Charlie Morton.

The Yankees staved off elimination as well in a tremendous pitching duel between Carlos Carrasco and Masahiro Tanaka, the latter of which would have the better of the affair. Aaron Judge robbed a would be two run homer and then a few innings later, Greg Bird provided the lone run of the game with a solo blast, leading to the way to a Yankees victory. The Yankees and Indians will meet for game four tonight at 7pm EST.

Over on the National League side of things, all four teams had the day off yesterday as they traveled to play games three and four. The Los Angeles Dodgers currently hold a 2-0 lead over the Diamondbacks while the Nationals and Cubs have split their first two games.

In Tampa Bay Rays news, Kevin Gadea will remain with the club. The Rule V pick spent the entire season on the disabled list, the Rays had already offered him back to the Mariners, who declined. Gadea then passed through waivers, and the Rays outrighted him off the 40-man roster.

Kyle Snyder and a look at how he won over the Rays and gained the pitching coach job