Monday night proved that the Tampa Bay Rays still had a little left in the tank, as they overcame the Texas Rangers in a tie-breaking Game 163 to determine who will win the American League’s second Wild Card berth – all behind a masterful pitching performance by David Price. The Rays aren’t afforded much time to soak in their victory against Texas, as they’ll next face the Cleveland Indians late this evening in the AL Wild Card Game.
The drama behind Tampa reaching the playoffs is clear, considering they’d need an extra game to get here. Cleveland rides a 10 game winning streak into the postseason. An unlikely turn of events that let the 92-70 Indians finish the year just a game behind the AL Central Champion Detroit Tigers.
The two teams matched up six times during the regular season, with Tampa Bay winning four. The Rays won 2 of 3 in Cleveland back in early June.
Date: Wednesday, October 2nd
Start Time: 8:07 PM EST
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Venue: Progressive Field
TV Info.: TBS
Live Stream: MLB.tv or the MLB at Bat 12 App.