Padres Push On
Tampa Bay Loses the Lead
With last night's loss to the Royals, the Rays fell back by half a game to the Yankees, whose game was rained out last night. The Yankees seek to make that lead longer today, by sweeping a doubleheader against Boston, and currently are leading game 1.
In addition, with a sweep of the doubleheader today, the Yankees would clinch home field advantage for the AL East champs, and if they combine that with a Rays loss, New York would officially be AL East champions.
Cinci vs. the Phils
With yesterday's loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cincinnati Reds have all but clinched something they would prefer not to have--a showdown with the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Division Series. The Reds have done notoriously poor against teams with a winning record, and unfortunately for the Reds, they'll be facing the team with the top record in the National League, unless the Padres or Giants take the Wild Card away from the Braves, since the Phillies will be allowed to play a Wild Card team from outside the NL East in the NLDS.