Josh Beckett unravels in the late innings as Boston loses it's second straight to the last place Orioles 6-4. With this the last game played at Fenway, the Sox travel to NY to play a three game series against the now division champion Yankees.
Meanwhile, the Rays were losing a day-night doubleheader by 4-2 scores in both games. The Rays are now 2 1/2 games out and tied with the charging Angels behind Boston for the wild card birth in the playoffs.
I'm reminded of one of those open mic moments from NFL Films back in the old days. Bum Phillips of the Houston Oilers was grumbling along the sidlines in one of those games where his team was matching turnovers with their opponents late in the game.
Turning to his assistant on the sidelines, Phillips growls "Don't nobody here want to win this game?"
This has been the exact opposite of a race to the playoffs, more like a tumble down a flight of stairs as we, the fans, wait to see who doesn't break their neck at the bottom.