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On a night filled with clinches, Rays will have to wait another day to clinch the division

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MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

On a night filled with clinches, the Rays came up short. They dropped a game to the Mets 5-2, while the Yankees knocked off the Blue Jays, thus keeping the Rays Magic Number for clinching the division at 1. It’s still all but certain that the Rays will win the division, but let’s not tempt fate. Go get em, Tyler.

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