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White Sox deliver a huge win to help the Rays postseason chances.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox took 2 out of 3 from the Cleveland Indians, including last night’s impressive 8-0 victory. The Rays now hold a 2 game lead over Cleveland, with 3 games left to play.

Fan Graphs playoff odds as of today:

A’s 99.7%

Rays 96.9%

Indians 3.4%

Magic number for the Rays is now at 2 (any combination of wins or Cleveland losses). Rays set to begin their road series in Toronto, while Cleveland heads to D.C. to take on a Nationals team looking to hold onto home field for their own Wild Card game.

Rays News

  • One last weekend to settle this standoff:

Around the League

  • It was an emotional night in Seattle as King Felix had (presumably) his final appearance in a very storied Seattle Mariners career. Lookout Landing has two truly wonderful pieces honoring the great Felix Hernandez:

Forever our King - sanford_and_son

Making a break with the past - Kate Preusser