The Rays are embroiled in a three-way race for two American League Wild Card slots. For Rays fans, this means every day has the potential for joy or despair.
Between now and whenever the Wild Card teams are determined we’ll provide a daily update on the state of the race.
Tuesday, September 24th
Standings: Rays have a half game lead over the Cleveland Indians for the second Wild Card spot. The Oakland Athletics lead the Rays by a 1.5 games for the top Wild Card spot
Latest scores: Rays defeated the Red Sox, 7-4. The Athletics and Indians were both off on Monday.
Today’s action (probable pitchers from MLB; gameday odds from 538):
Rays vs New York Yankes, Brendan McKay vs TBD. Tampa Bay has a 42% chance of winning. First pitch is at 7:10 ET.
Indians vs Chicago White Sox, Mike Clevinger vs Hector Santiago. Cleveland has a 67% chance of winning. First pitch is at 8:10 ET
Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels, Homer Bailey vs Dillion Peters. Oakland has a 61% chance of winning. First pitch is at 10:07 ET
Tampa Bay - 5 - 2 against New York & 3 against Toronto
Oakland - 6 - 2 against Los Angeles & 4 against Seattle
Cleveland - 6 - 3 against Chicago White Sox & 3 against Washington
FanGraphs Playoffs Odds
Tampa Bay 65.1%