Tampa Bay used six pitchers against the Baltimore Orioles, only allowing one run on three hits in a 3-1 victory. David DeJesus hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first, helping the Rays earn their third straight victory over the Orioles.
Cleveland completed a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros, blowing out the last-place ball club, 9-2, at Progressive Field. Jason Kipnis paced the offensive attack with three hits, while Carlos Santana added a double, home run and two RBI.
The New York Yankees' slim Wild Card chances also took a shot, as they lost, 2-1, to the San Francisco Giants. Andy Pettitte gave the Yankees a strong performance in his final home start, but the offense struggled against Yusmeiro Petit and the Giants bullpen.
Here are the updated AL Wild Card standings:
American League Wild Card Standings
|Tampa Bay||86||69||.555||+½||Won 3|
|Kansas City||82||73||.529||3½||Won 1|
|New York||82||74||.526||4||Lost 1|