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AL Wild Card Race: Yankees Can Help Push Red Sox Off The Cliff

Admit it, New York Yankees fans. It would be sort of awesome if the Yankees were to lose to the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night and Wednesday night, and the Boston Red Sox lost at least once to the Baltimore Orioles in those two games.

That would knock the staggering Red Sox out of the American League Wild Card spot, and would be the biggest collapse ever by a team leading the Wild Card race on Sept. 1. On that date Boston held a nine-game lead over Tampa Bay. Boston is a stunningly awful 6-19 this month.

The Yankees have, of course, already clinched the American League East title. They are playing this final series of the season to set themselves up for the American League Division Series, which begins Friday.

Over the weekend the Yankees took three of four from Boston, ensuring that the Wild Card race would come down to these final games of the season. Hard to say if it means anything to the players, but you know darn well that the fan base would love to see the Yankees help the Red Sox finish off a historic collapse.

Current Series

Rays lead the series 1-0

Mon 09/26 WP: James Shields (16 - 12)
SV: Kyle Farnsworth
LP: Hector Noesi (2 - 2)
2 - 5 loss

New York Yankees
@ Tampa Bay Rays

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Tropicana Field

Bartolo Colon vs Jeremy Hellickson

. Game time temperature around .


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