Catcher Kelly Shoppach drove in five runs with two homers and rookie Matt Moore threw seven scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 9-0 in their American League Division Series. The New York Yankees- Detroit Tigers playoff game was suspended by rain.
Matt Moore became the youngest American League left-handed pitcher to start a season with an 8-0 record since Babe Ruth in 1917, allowing one run over seven innings as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley praised Vice President Joe Biden last week for boosting the Port of Charleston, a rare display of bipartisanship for a Republican who built a national profile by rebuking the federal government.
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.