Lots of goodness tonight…No walk-off heroics. An easy win despite David Ortiz hitting a ball that may or may not be floating in the Bay right now. And in case they didn’t notice, grab the nearest Pink Sox fan and remind them that the Rays have now won 4 of the last 5 between the two teams. And with the Twins loss in Cleveland, two more notches come off the magic number to clinch at least a Wild Card.

Yes RAYSHEADS, the Magic Number is now 3 to clinch a playoff spot.

In other words, even if the Twins win their last 10 games, the Rays would only have to finish 3-9 in their last 12 games to clinch a playoff spot.

On top of that, tonight’s win won the season series with the Red Sox 10-8. Now, if the Rays and Red Sox tie for the division lead at the end of the season, the Rays win the tie-breaker. So, in essence, tonight’s win took 3 off the magic number to win the division, which is now 9.

The Rays can clinch at least a Wild Card spot as early as this Friday.

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  1. Mark says:

    I also thought that the AL East magic number was essentially 9 now after tonight's win, but I guess they don't want to show that in the mlb.com standings.

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  2. steve-o1285 says:

    "Still waiting for you guys to fade"

    -New York

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  3. The Evil Empire says:

    "what do you mean we don't have a reservation? Try again. This time try 26-time world champion New York Yankees, party of 25. It's just not a party without us. "

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  4. Clayton says:

    What kind of TV coverage did the guy get that made a break for the dugout? That was some kind of crazy. I can't remember ever seeing time called for something going on in the stands like that.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    During the Rays broadcast, they mentioned that somebody had leaped on the dugout but they never showed it.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    if the Twins win their remaining 10 games, we'd have to go
    3-6 (because 3 of those twins wins would be at the Rays expense)

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