The Tampa Bay Rays are loose and raring to go, ready to work overtime _ if necessary _ to win the AL wild card.
B.J. Upton and the Tampa Bay Rays never mounted that game-changing rally. Fortunately for them, the Baltimore Orioles did just that in Boston.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes received an injection of painkiller Wednesday to alleviate a seven-year-old back injury that recurred, but New York hopes he can pitch next week during the final series of the regular season.
As the final out fell into Curtis Granderson's glove, the Yankees walked calmly to the mound to congratulate Mariano Rivera.
Joe Maddon went to bed thinking CC Sabathia would start the opener of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader against the New York Yankees because of Phil Hughes' back spasm.
Tampa Bay's Matt Joyce was scratched from the starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Boston Red Sox because of a sore right knee.
Three hours before the game Sunday, Manny Acta sat in the visiting manager's office at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and talked about a subject he probably could write a master's thesis on: rebuilding a baseball team.
Derek Jeter kept swinging, from the first pitch to the final out.
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon admits he broke a rule when he let outfielder Sam Fuld warm up as a pitcher but pulled him before he threw a pitch.