St. Petersburgh, FL (WIBX) - Tampa Bay's James Shields pitched 8 2/3 innings of two-run ball to stop the Yankees on Monday night and, coupled with Boston's loss to Baltimore, the Rays have tied the Red Sox for the American League's Wild Card playoff spot.
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - David Ortiz belted a two-run homer for a second straight night, this time going deep off A.J. Burnett in the first inning, part of Boston's 11-6 triumph over the New York Yankees.
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Jacoby Ellsbury hit Freddy Garcia's fifth pitch of the game over the wall in right field. That was just the start of Boston's big first inning, while the Yankees finished the game minus first baseman Mark Teixeira due to a right knee injury.