The Tampa Bay Rays (85-71) fell to the Cleveland Guardians (88-68) 2-1 on Thursday night in Cleveland. The win gives the Guardians a series win - after the Rays won the first game on Tuesday night 6-5 in eleven innings, Cleveland won Wednesday night by a score of 2-1 in ten innings.
The Rays saw their magic number to clinch a playoff spot go down to one going into the final game on Thursday, but Tampa Bay was unable to clinch the playoff spot after the Guardians scored two runs in the eighth to rally for a 2-1 win.
The Rays now head to Houston for a three game series against the Astros beginning on Friday night. First pitch Friday is scheduled for 8:10 PM - Neil Solondz begins pregame coverage at 7:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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