The New York Yankees wanted to keep pace with the Houston Astros for the number one seed in the American League and the Tampa Bay Rays wanted to stay in the second wild card spot in the American League and maybe move up in the standings. Tampa Bay shut out New York 4-0.
Joey Wendle hit a solo home run for the Rays in the first-inning off of Jonathan Loaisiga. Brandon Lowe also hit an RBI single in that inning for Tampa Bay.
Matt Duffy hit an RBI double in the sixth-inning for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Avisail Garcia hit a solo home run off of Luis Cessa in the eighth-inning for Tampa Bay.
Charlie Morton (16-6) was the winning pitcher for the Rays. He pitched six scoreless innings and only gave up one hit. Morton walked three batters and struck out nine.
Jonathan Loaisiga (2-2) was the losing pitcher for the Yankees. He pitched one inning and gave up four hits and two runs. Loaisiga struck out two batters.
J.A. Happ pitched in mid-relief for New York. He pitched five innings and gave up four hits and one run. Happ walked one batter and struck out six.
If the Houston Astros win on the road against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night, Houston will be the number one seed in the American League. That would mean the New York Yankees would play the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS.
The Tampa Bay Rays lead the Cleveland Indians by 1.5 games for the second wild card spot in the American League. Tampa Bay trails the Oakland Athletics by 0.5 games for the first wild card spot in the American League.
The Rays swept this two-game set at home against New York. It looks like the Yankees care more about getting to the postseason healthy at this point rather than trying to win games for the rest of the regular season.
New York will be on the road for a three-game set against the Texas Rangers starting on Friday night. Tampa Bay will be on the road for a three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays starting on Friday night.