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Rays Make AL East Tighter With Win Over Yankees

By on September 4th, 2012

The pennant race in the American League East just got tighter after the Tampa Bay Rays defeat division leader New York 4-3 on Monday.   James Shields won his 13th game and the Yankee lead in the division falls to a single game after second place Baltimore blanks Toronto 4-0.   The Rays are just two and a half games out.

In other AL games, Chicago takes over first place over Detroit in the AL Central as the White Sox beat Minnesota 4-2 while the Tigers fall 3-2 to Cleveland.   Oakland saw its nine game winning streak end with an 8-3 loss to Los Angeles.   Seattle beat Boston 4-1 and Texas beats Kansas City 8-4.

In the National League, Washington continues to lead the NL East by six and a half games over Atlanta; the Nats beat the Cubs 2-1 while the Braves whip Colorado 6-1.   The Braves lead the wild card by three games over St.Louis, a 5-4 winner over New York.

In other games, Houston beats Pittsburgh 5-1; Miami tops Milwaukee 7-3; Philadelphia slows down Cincinnati 4-2; San Francisco rallies to down Arizona 9-8; and Los Angeles beats San Diego 4-3.

 


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