With the Rays win tonight over the Mariners, Tampa Bay’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot is now 3. And with the Red Sox win over the Yankees, the Rays are now back in first place by a half-game. They are also tied with the Twins for the best record in the American League. With their tie-breaker over the Twins, the Rays would have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

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  1. Gatorbuc15 says:

    VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!
    First place baby!!!!!! How sweet it is.

    LOL! I always wonder where that "Victory" yell came from after a Rays win, thank you Cork. :)

    And yes of course, thank you Red Sux. I'm gonna go vomit now.

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  2. Yep, great game. I hope the Red Sux can sweep the Yanks this series and next and really make them sweat. Meanwhile, we can take our 2nd division title in 3 years in the best division in baseball.

    Let's just hope Longo is really not hurt that bad!

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  3. BurGi says:

    Actually the magic number should be 2, as the Rays and Red Sox would've the same record if the Rays win just 2 while the Sox win all of their remaining games. And ... the Rays own the tiebreaker!

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  4. Don says:

    Niemann looking better by baby steps...but victory..
    We need motor cycle man to step up tonight..
    Maddon tried Rodq at 3rd...now time to try the man who saved their ass the last time Longo got hurt (2008)...
    Aybar at 3rd, DJ at DH, or Rocko if need RH...

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