The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers won the openers of their American League playoff series, while the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates triumphed in the National League to even their series at one-game apiece.
Alex Cobb and three relievers combined for a shutout as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0 in the American League wild-card game to set up a playoff series against the Boston Red Sox.
Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist each drove in two runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees in a Major League Baseball game.
Jose Lobaton hit a homer and drove in four runs as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Yankees 7-2 to end New York’s five-game Major League Baseball winning streak.
Chris Archer threw a two-hitter and Kelly Johnson drove in the only run as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 1-0.
Cliff Lee continued his postseason dominance as the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 to open Major League Baseball’s divisional playoffs.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello was suspended for six games for intentionally throwing a pitch at Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays two days ago, Major League Baseball announced.
The Detroit Tigers won 5-4 to move within one victory of ending the New York Yankees’ Major League Baseball season.
The Tampa Bay Rays rallied for two runs off career saves leader Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the New York Yankees 7-6 in the season opener for both teams.
Derek Jeter said his 3,000th career hit was a possibility last night, when a leadoff double left him two shy of the milestone. After grounding out in his final four at-bats, he remains two away.