Orioles and Rays both clinch playoff berths when Rangers lose to Guardians

Tampa Bay Rays' Tristan Gray, left, reacts with first base coach Chris Prieto after collecting his first major league hit in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays clinched postseason berths Sunday during the ninth inning of their game when the Texas Rangers lost at the Cleveland Guardians.

Texas' loss ensured Baltimore and Tampa Bay would each gain at least a wild card in the American League.

Baltimore reached the playoffs for the first time since 2016. Tampa Bay is in the postseason for the fifth straight year.


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