The canine days of summer time could also be behind us, however the MLB playoff races are heating up.
Feelings boiled over Saturday evening throughout the Rays-Orioles recreation in St. Petersburg as each benches cleared within the eighth inning of Tampa Bay’s 8-2 win, which put the Rays (59-53) again in entrance of Baltimore (59-54) for the ultimate AL wild-card spot by half a recreation.
Rays pitcher Pete Fairbanks wasn’t happy with a late timeout name with Robinson Chirinos on the plate as he was mid-pitch. Although it appeared dwelling plate umpire Andy Fletcher was the one to name time, Fairbanks yelled at Chirinos after placing him out. Chirinos didn’t take kindly to it, and out of the blue the benches cleared to have interaction in some shoving and jawing.
“There was a late time name, I took offense,” Fairbanks mentioned after the sport, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Apparently I misunderstood who had known as time, the place it got here from. Apparently it was the umpire, not Chirinos. I, as you guys know, could be a little fiery. So I feel that which may have brought about some issues (Saturday).”
The 2 groups will play the rubber recreation of their three-game collection Sunday afternoon, their ultimate assembly of the season, earlier than the Rays head to The Bronx for a three-game set towards the Yankees.
The AL wild-card race may go all the way down to the wire. The Twins entered Sunday a recreation behind the Rays, whereas the White Sox have been two video games again and the Crimson Sox 4.5 video games again. The Blue Jays (61-51) and Mariners (62-53) at the moment have the highest two wild-card spots.