The Tampa Bay Rays had their postseason hopes dashed on Monday. Now, they'll try to end the Baltimore Orioles' chances at an American League East crown in the middle test of a three-game series at Tropicana Field.
B.J. Upton crushed a game-winning, three-run home run to cap a six-run ninth inning, as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied past the Boston Red Sox, 7-4, in the finale of a four-game set Thursday at Tropicana Field.
Manny Machado led off the ninth inning with a single and scored the winning run on a single by Nate McLouth, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night to retain a share of first place in the AL East.