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Rays lose, must wait on Red Sox



DETROIT (AP) -- Gary Sheffield hit two home runs and Ramon Santiago also went deep to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 win over Tampa Bay on Friday night, keeping the Rays from clinching their first division title for the second straight day.

The Rays' magic number for winning the AL East is one, pending the outcome of the New York Yankees' game against the Boston Red Sox. Tampa Bay would win the division with a Boston loss.

B.J. Upton homered and drove in two runs for the Rays.

Andy Sonnanstine (13-9) gave up five runs on five hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Rays, walking five and striking out seven.

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