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Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:10 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2011 10:12 pm
 
Carl Crawford

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Rays could catch the Red Sox as soon as Sunday following Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays and the Red Sox's 9-1 loss to the Yankees. Tampa Bay trails Boston by just 1.5 games after Saturday's games.

Wade Davis takes the hill for Tampa Bay against Brett Cecil, while the Red Sox send Tim Wakefield and John Lackey to the mound for their doubleheader in New York against A.J. Burnett and Ivan Nova. A Rays win and a Yankees sweep would tie the teams in the wild card standings with just three games remaining.

If you're a Red Sox fan, it looks like now's the time to get nervous (if you weren't already).

Here's what's left for both teams:

Boston Red Sox
88-69
Remaining schedule: 2 @ NYY, 3 @BAL
Coolstandings.com expectancy of wild card: 88.4 percent

Tampa Bay Rays
87-71, 1.5 GB
Remaining schedule: 1 v. TOR, 3 v. NYY
Coolstandings.com expectancy of wild card: 10 percent

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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: September 25, 2011 6:09 am
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

The Rays do NOT play in Tampa!!!!



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: September 25, 2011 6:03 am
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

You are in serious need of a map.  The Rays do not play in Tampa!!!!



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 2:38 am
 

Tie-breaker

If the Rays and Sox end up in a tie, there will be a one game playoff in Tampa cause the Rays won the head to head series. Thats the tie-breaker. GO RAYS!



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: September 25, 2011 12:12 am
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

does anyone actually know the rules of baseball?



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 12:01 am
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

@ Abided Fan - that is not true about the tie-breaker.  Yes, the Rays own the tie-breaker but that only comes into play for home field advantage for the 1 game playoff.  



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2011 11:54 pm
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

How are the odds against the rays?  I am a Red Sox fan but they are complety sucking right now and the rays are seemingly getting on track so the Rays have a great chance to overtake them and nothing is against them



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

Yes my Orioles are garbage but don't feel so bad about losing to them here in September. The O's have only payed one team this month (Toronto) that isn't a team that is in or fighting for a playoff birth and the only team to win a series against Baltimore this month is that one non-playoff contender. 

Yes the O's hurt Boston's chances, but they have also helped Boston as well. In the end it's up to the Sox to get it together and win a few games because aparently Baltimore isn't going to just roll over for anyone playing them this month. Too bad they couldn't have played like this all those other months.



Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

I don't know what happened to this Red Sox team, but when you are 2-60 when trailing after the seventh inning, your right you have no heart. i don't see this team winning again this year. wait till next year boys.




Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

Hope the yankees rest starters vs rays, otherwise I don't see them getting the wc spot. If they hadn't lost to garbage teams like the orioles  though they would be in prime position to make it anyways.



Since: Sep 24, 2011
Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:46 pm
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

I am a red sox fan and all I know is this team has no heart and think its laughable that a guy making 20 million a year would sit out a doubleheader with a stiff neck.Payroll of 160 million and this is what you get.Pathetic losers


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