Rays and Orioles in Action
UNDATED - There is one game being played this afternoon in Major League Baseball and it's a good one as the Rays are home to Baltimore. In the tight American League Wild Card race the Rays currently hold down one of the berths while the Orioles are on the outside looking in, 4.5 games back of Cleveland, which holds the second Wild Card berth. To say the least, this is pretty much a "must win" for Baltimore
In the standings, the Rays own possession of the one spot with a record of 86-69 while Cleveland is 86-70. The Indians lead Texas by 1.5 games in the Wild Card race with the Royals 3.5 back and New York four off the pace.
In games tonight, the Rangers have a date at home with Houston, while the Royals are at Seattle. The Indians and Yankees have the night off.
In the wild National League Central race the Cardinals lead the Reds and Pirates by 2 games with both Cincinnati and Pittsburgh all but assured of a playoff berth as Washington is 5 games back in the Wild Card race.
Tonight, the Pirates are in Chicago to face the Cubs while the Reds are home to the Mets and St. Louis is playing host to the Nationals.
Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals is going for his 18th win of the season
Hard to believe, but today marks the start of the last week of the regular season for baseball.