The red hot Tampa Bay Rays complete a road sweep of the Los Angeles Angels Sunday with an 8-3 win. The Rays lead the American League wild card race and will start a home series with Kansas City tonight.
In other AL games, New York is five games up on Baltimore in the AL East after knocking off Boston 4-1 as Ichiro homers twice. The O’s keep pace by beating Detroit 7-5 and they have the second wild card lead as well. Baltimore starts a series at Texas tonight while New York is at Chicago.
The White Sox lead the AL Central by a game and a half over Detroit after losing 5-2 to Kansas City as the Royals sweep. Texas leads the AL West by five games over Oakland; the Rangers rip Toronto 11-2 while Oakland blanks Cleveland 7-0. Seattle beat Minnesota 5-1.
In the National League, Washington leads Atlanta by five games in the NL East; the Nats top New York 5-2 while the Braves lost at home 5-0 to Los Angeles. Atlanta starts a big series at Washington tonight leading the NL wild card race.
Cincinnati leads the NL Central by six and a half games; the Reds nip Chicago 5-4 while second place Pittsburgh outlasts St.Louis 6-3 in 19 innings. The Pirates lead the second wild card as well and they travel to face San Diego while the Reds visit Philadelphia.
Los Angeles leads San Francisco by a half game in the NL West; the Giants lost to San Diego 7-1 to drop out of first place; the Dodgers face San Francisco at home in a big series starting tonight. Colorado beat Miami 3-2; Arizona downs Houston 8-1; and Philadelphia blanks Milwaukee 8-0.