Blake Snell won his ninth straight start to increasing his major league-leading victories total to 21, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday to stave off elimination.
Tampa Bay began the day 7 1/2 games behind Oakland for the AL's second wild card and would be eliminated with one more loss or win by the Athletics, who hosted Minnesota later in the day.
Snell (21-5) struck out 11 in 6 2/3 shutout innings, broke the Rays season record for wins set by David Price in 2012 and lowered his ERA to 1.90, the best in the AL. … More
Hundreds of dead fish were discovered on Interstate 40 when floodwaters receded following Hurricane Florence.
The formation of Subtropical Storm Leslie and Tropical Storm Kirk may only be the start of a busy next couple of weeks in the tropical Atlantic.
Following a brief lull in tropical weather across the Atlantic Basin, several areas of interest have developed this weekend, including the season's newest named storms.
The same storm system that produced deadly flooding in Texas late last week will channel rounds of heavy downpours into the lower Mississippi Valley throughout much of this week.