The Tampa Bay Rays hope a comeback win can spark a last-ditch postseason push.
Given their history with the last-place Toronto Blue Jays, they seem to be in good position to pick up a few more victories.
James Shields looks to continue his dominance over the Blue Jays when he takes the ball for the Rays in Friday night's series opener.
Tampa Bay (80-70) appeared headed toward its eighth loss in 10 games Thursday as it trailed Boston 4-1 heading into the ninth inning. But the Rays tied it on Desmond Jennings' two-run single and one batter later, B.J. Upton ended the game with a three-run homer, lifting Tampa Bay to a 7-4 victory.
"That last inning we dug deep,'' Upton said.
The Rays remained 5 1/2 games behind the second AL wild-card slot, but are running out of time with only 12 contests remaining.
"That was definitely the Rays' magic of old,'' said Matt Joyce, who led off the big inning with a single. "Hopefully we can muster up a lot more of it in the last couple of games he...