Tonight, the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics will play in the American League Wild Card game where the loser goes home and the winner advances to take on the Houston Astros in the American League Division Series.
The first pitch is expected at 8:09 ET with Sean Manaea going for the Oakland Athletics and Charlie Morton going for the Rays.
The rosters must be decided by 1:00 ET.
News and Links
- Upstart Rays out to prove their talent - Juan Toribio, Rays Baseball
- Sogard, Diaz health key to Rays’ roster decisions - Juan Toribio, Rays Baseball
- Raucous Coliseum awaiting Rays, A’s in WCG - Martin Gallegos, MLB.com
- Who has edge? Rays-A’s position by position - Mike Petriello, MLB.com
- IS YBOR CITY AND ITS LONGTIME LATINO BASEBALL ROOTS THE KEY TO KEEPING THE TAMPA BAY RAYS IN THE AREA? - Tab Bamford, La Vida Baseball
- Three Keys to the A’s-Rays AL Wild-Card Showdown - Zack Kram, The Ringer
- The Show postseason simulation: The Rays - yes, the Rays - win it all - Brandon Wile, The Score
- So you’ve decided to bandwagon the Tampa Bay Rays - Ashley MacLennan, Rays Colored Glasses
- Watch party planned for Rays game in Port Charlotte - Fox 4 Southwest Florida
- Postseason Preview: The AL Wild Card Game - Eric Longerhagen, FanGraphs
- How to Succeed in Baseball Without Spending Money - Jared Diamond, Wall Street Journal
- Rays survived six months with impaired pitchers. Can they make through October? - John Romano, Tampa Bay Times ($$$)
- Ten things to know about the Rays, the A’s and the AL wild card - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times ($$$)
- Rays’ Charlie Morton finds perfection before he throws the first pitch - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times ($$$)
- ‘It’s all hands on deck’: Expect unique Rays and A’s to get creative in AL wild-card game - Josh Tolentino, The Athletic ($$$)
- Colorful Rays pitching prospect Shane Baz expanding his arsenal, making scouts drool - Emily Waldon, The Athletic ($$$)
- Also, last night the Washington Nationals rallied from being down 3-1 in the 8th and win 4-3, thanks to a well timed hit from Juan Soto and an ill-timed fielding gaffe from Trent Grisham