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Rays Swept By Orioles In MLB

The Tampa Bay Rays fall four games behind American League East leaders Baltimore and New York after losing 3-2 in 14 innings to the Orioles on Thursday as the O’s complete a series sweep.

New York keeps pace with a 2-0 win over Boston.   This weekend, Tampa Bay hosts the Yankees while Baltimore travels to play Oakland.   The A’s lost to Los Angeles 6-0 but still have a one game wild card lead over the Yanks and Orioles.

In other AL games Thursday, Toronto beats Seattle 8-3; Minnesota tops Kansas City 4-3; and Cleveland beats Texas 5-4 as the Rangers lead over the A’s in the AL West sits at three games.   Texas will host Seattle this weekend.

In the National League, St.Louis gets a 2-1 win over Los Angeles to give the Cardinals a two game second wild card spot lead over LA.   Houston beat Philadelphia 6-4 to snap Philly’s seven game win streak.

Atlanta leads the wild card chase and they will host NL East leader Washington.   Other contending teams are Philadelphia, who will be at Houston; Pittsburgh, who will visit Chicago; and Milwaukee, as the Brewers host the Mets.

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