Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are winless in five games.
Opening Day Part 2 was a tough day to be an ace. In Cleveland, Indians ace Fausto Carmona lasted into the fourth inning, while allowing ten runs on 11 hits.
Preview of The American League East for MLB 2011 season.
The crucial final weekend of the MLB season began on Friday as there were four series with playoff possibilities.
The Tampa Bay Rays had an opportunity to take a one game lead over the idle NY Yankees in the American League East.
The Cincinnati Reds had a chance to clinch the National League Central title while out on the road this past weekend.
The four teams that will play in the American League playoffs are the Minnesota Twins, the Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Two big series began on Monday with the Atlanta Braves starting a three-game set in Philadelphia and the Tampa Bay Rays starting a three-game set in New York.
Tuesday night did not go as planned for Matt Garza or the Tampa Bay Rays. Garza lasted just 4.2 innings as he allowed six runs on nine hits. He also allowed homeruns to Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez.
The second week of September kicked off with a bang in MLB. The NY Yankees, a ½ game up on the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Easy, visited Tropicana Field and those second place Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays offense once again battered the Toronto Blue Jays pitching, this time jumping on lefty starter Ricky Romero.