The New York Yankees became the first team in MLB history to have 14 players hit 10-plus home runs when outfielder Cameron Maybin went deep in the top of the third against the Tampa Bay Rays last night.
But that was the only run the Yankees scored, as the Rays won the game 2-1 on a fifth inning homer by Kevin Kiermaier and a 12th inning solo shot by Ji-Man Choi.
And while that loss has little effect on the Yankees, it did affect the Indians, who steamrolled the Chicago White Sox last night 11-0 but remain one-half game behind the Rays for the final wildcard spot.
The good news is, the Tribe has 5 games left to play and trail the Rays by one game in the win column, so they are still in control of their destiny. Especially given that they are just 1.5 games behind the 94-62 Athletics, who have the most precarious of leads for the top AL Wildcard slot.
Seems like it is a wide open three horse race for the two wildcard slots heading into this weekend.
Source: The Score
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