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.
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.