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.
Friday, September 27th
Standings: Rays have a 2 game lead over the Cleveland Indians for the second Wild Card spot. The Oakland Athletics lead the Rays by 1 game for the top Wild Card spot
Latest scores: Rays were off. The Indians lost the White Sox, 8-0. The Athletics defeated the Mariners, 3-1.
Today’s action (probable pitchers from MLB; gameday odds from 538):
Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays, Tyler Glasnow vs T.J. Zeuch. Tampa Bay has a 56% chance of winning; First pitch is at 7:07 ET.
Indians vs Washington Nationals, Zach Plesac vs Austin Voth. Cleveland has a 45% chance of winning; First pitch is at 7:05 ET.
Athletics vs Seattle Mariners, Mike Fiers vs Justus Sheffield. Oakland has a 60% chance of winning; First pitch is at 10:10 ET
Tampa Bay - 3 against Toronto
Oakland - 3 against Seattle
Cleveland - 3 against Washington
FanGraphs Playoffs Odds
Tampa Bay 97.1%