Rays will get first chance Saturday to clinch playoff berth
If the Rays want to clinch their first-ever playoff berth, they can do it with a win Saturday in front of a national TV audience.
With the Yankees beating the Orioles 3-2 Friday, that made it certain the Rays wouldn't have to wait late tonight for the seemingly unlikely scenario of the White Sox, Blue Jays and New York losing in the same night.
So, with the Rays beating the Twins 11-1 Friday night, LHP Scott Kazmir will get the chance Saturday afternoon to help seal the deal on a historic turnaround.
A few thousand tickets are still left for the game.