Rays lose, Red Sox climb within 6 games in wild-card race

 masslive.com  08/20/2019 03:02:00   Chris Cotillo | ccotillo@MassLive.com

The Red Sox were off Monday but still were able to pick up a half-game in the standings when the Rays lost to the Mariners.

Heres where the Sox stand after Monday (Aug. 19):

6 games behind the Rays for the second wild-card spot

7.5 games behind the Indians for the first wild-card spot

16 games behind the Yankees in the A.L. East

SCORES:

Red Sox OFF

Mariners 9, Rays 3 (Red Sox pick up 1/2 game on Tampa Bay)

Athletics OFF

Indians OFF

Yankees OFF

STANDINGS:

A.L. Wild Card:

Indians: 74-51

Rays: 73-53 (1.5 games behind Cleveland)

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Athletics: 71-53 (1 game behind Tampa Bay; 2.5 games behind Cleveland)

Red Sox: 67-59 (6 games behind Tampa Bay; 7 games behind Cleveland)

A.L. East:

Yankees: 83-43

Rays: 73-53 (10 games behind New York)

Red Sox: 67-59 (16 games behind New York)

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