Rays on the brink of another wild-card exit vs. Rangers

The Tampa Bay Rays will need to locate their offense — and their defense, for that matter — if they wish to avert a second sweep in as many years in the American League wild-card series. Tampa Bay mustered just one run in 24 innings during last year’s wild-card series against the Cleveland Guardians. After being shut out in the series opener on Tuesday, the fourth-seeded Rays will host the fifth-seeded Texas Rangers on Wednesday

Guardians rally in seventh to top Rays

Gabriel Arias had an RBI single and scored the go-ahead run on Bo Naylor’s double in the seventh inning, lifting the host Cleveland Guardians to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. Arias collected two hits, and Kole Calhoun had an RBI sacrifice fly in the third inning to send the Guardians (65-70) to their third win in a row and fifth in their last seven games. Randy Arozarena and Rene Pinto