The Texas Rangers will have outfielder Nelson Cruz back from a 50-game suspension as they host the Tampa Bay Rays in a winner-takes-all tiebreaker to decide the American League’s final wild card playoff berth.
The New York Yankees acquired two- time batting champion Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners, adding a regular left fielder and speed threat for the rest of the season to replace the injured Brett Gardner.
The New York Yankees honored late owner George Steinbrenner and former public-address announcer Bob Sheppard with a come-from-behind victory yesterday following a pre-game ceremony in which they were remembered as “shining stars of the Yankee universe.”
The Tigers hit four home runs in an 8-1 rout to end the New York Yankees’ season and reach the World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals are one win from joining Detroit in Major League Baseball’s title round.