Toronto Blue Jays (55-86, fourth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (83-59, second in the AL East)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows is getting key hits in Tampa Bay's postseason drive.
The All-Star hit his 27th homer, leading Tampa Bay over the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Thursday...
Toronto Blue Jays (46-70, fourth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (66-49, second in the AL East)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The threat of Terrance Gore's wheels helped Eric Hosmer deliver an RBI single, and Kansas City gained a little ground in its playoff pursuit.
Hosmer drove in the go-ahead run with his third hit in a three-run eighth inning, helping the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Saturday night.
Minnesota (74-68) entered the day with a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels for the final AL wild card. Kansas City is 3 1/2 games behind the Twins at 70-71.
CHICAGO (AP) — Far removed from the playoff races, James Shields was trying to avoid his 19th defeat this season while facing the 103-loss Minnesota Twins.
It resulted in a rare night of smiles for Minnesota while confusion surrounded White Sox manager Robin Ventura's future.
Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco each hit a two-run home run to send Shields to a major league high-tying 19th loss, and the Twins beat Chicago 6-0 on Saturday night.