• Bauers lifts Rays over A's, who fail to close on Yanks

    6 monthes ago - By Boston Herald

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Jake Bauers spoiled the Oakland Athletics' chance to close some ground on the AL wild card-leading New York Yankees. Bauers hit a three-run homer off Jeurys Familia in the eighth inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays slow the playoff-chasing Athletics with a 7-5 win Saturday night. Oakland remains 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the top AL wild card after New York lost to Toronto earlier in the day. The A's, who have dropped two of three since winning six straight, fell 3 1/2 games behind Houston in the AL West.
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