Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rays Clinch AL East; Yankees Win Wild Card

The Tampa Bay Rays clinched the AL East upon the New York Yankees losing to the Boston Red Sox 8-4 at Fenway Park this afternoon.

It took 12 innings but the Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2. It is the Rays second AL East title in three years.

Meanwhile, despite losing two out of three to the Red Sox, the Yankees earned the AL Wild Card spot.

Thus the Rays will face the Texas Rangers in the ALDS while the Yankees will face the Twins in the ALDS for a second straight year.

I'll have some more detailed predictions on Wednesday but it's hard to imagine a scenario other than the Yankees and Rays facing off in the ALCS.

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