MLB Wild Card Races: LIVE UPDATES Of Red Sox-Orioles, Rays-Yankees, Braves-Phillies, Cardinals-Astros
It has all come down to the final game(s) of the season. Well, it could come down to an extra game tomorrow if things stay the way they are.
The Red Sox and Rays are tied for the A.L. wild-card spot with one game to go. Boston takes on Baltimore and Tampa Bay squares off against the A.L. East champions, the New York Yankees. Both games will begin at 7:05 p.m. ET.
In the National League, the Braves and Cardinals are tied for the wild card. Atlanta must beat the team with the league's best record, the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis has to beat the league's worst team, the Houston Astros. The Phils and Braves get underway at 7:00 while the other Senior Circuit tilt gets started in Houston at 8:05 p.m. ET.
Moments after the Orioles get a Walk-Off win over Red Sox, the Rays get one over the Yankees. Boston is eliminated. Rays advance.
The crowd sees the Sox score and it's as loud as it's been. Upton went down on strikes to open bottom of the 12th. Longoria up facing Proctor.
Andino pulled a sharp looper that drops in front of a sliding Crawford. Reimold comes around scores. Stunning stunning comeback win when down to their last strike. Wow.
Rays escape major jam in to 12th. And they've got the heart of the order coming up.
Down to their last strike and Reimold strokes a double that scores Davis to tie the game!!!!!
Is All Boston needs. Papelbon looks in on Reimold with a 2-2 count.
Dickerson is struck out by McGee. Gardner up as Rays look to escape jam.
Could, possibly, hit a walk-off home run for the O's.
He reaches but Golson is out at third. Two on, one out. And here comes Chris Dickerson.
Chris Davis doubles deep into right-field corner. Orioles having tying run in scoring position. Can Dan Johnson pinch-hit for them?
Chavez singles and Golson goes to third. Posada up with great chance to drive in some runs.
Told ya so. One more out for Papelbon.
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And the lefty is facing Eric Chavez.
And, here comes Mr. Perfect Outcomes Mark Reynolds. Homer or strikeout coming up....
Here's how we're starting the bottom of the ninth in Charm City.
And, Golson is safe at first. Yankees have a man on. Maddon making a pitching change to go lefty-lefty.
A lot of blown leads today. Will we get another?
A-Gon walked and someone called Lavarnway comes up. He hits into a double play. Can Orioles change these run-saving plays into anything in the bottom of the ninth?
Ellsbury is erased in Atlanta on fielder's choice by Ortiz. He and Pedroia are safe. Ortiz pulled for pinch-runner. Adrian Gonzalez up with one out and two on.
A double play ball ends the Braves' year. They've squandered an 8-game cushion in September. Hudson was terrific seemingly hours ago but Bravos are done.
Kotchman flies to left. Brandon Guyer up for Rays.