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The New York Yankees can clinch a Wild Card and also home field advantage on Saturday.

The New York Yankees almost got it done, but their ninth-inning rally fell short in a 4-3 loss. The team will have to wait another day before clinching a Wild Card spot, but now they’ll have to beat Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Shane Baz.

New York still holds the top AL Wild Card spot and leads the Boston Red Sox by a single game. However, the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners aren’t out yet and trail the second spot by one game each.


Game Info

Tampa Bay Rays (99-61) @ New York Yankees (91-69)

Start Time: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: YES, MLB Network (out-of-market only)
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Pitching matchup

Rays: Shane Baz (2-0, 1.69 ERA)
Yankees: Jordan Montgomery (6-6, 3.49 ERA)



Over/Under: 9

Yankees: -1.5

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Josh Benjamin has been a staff writer at ESNY since 2018. He has had opinions about everything, especially the Yankees and Knicks. He co-hosts the “Bleacher Creatures” podcast and is always looking for new pieces of sports history to uncover, usually with a Yankee Tavern chicken parm sub in hand.