Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 9/21/13
(Courtesy of Elsa/Getty Images) Alex Rodriguez’s clutch 7th inning grand slam gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead and an important win. With the Royals beating the Rangers, the Indians moved into the 2nd Wild Card spot with their rain-shortened win over the lowly Astros. The Yankees gained a half-game in the standings, as they are now 3 games out of the final Wild Card spot. Here are how the teams in contention fared yesterday: Rays: 5-4 win in 18 innings. David DeJesus walk-off single wins marathon game for Rays. Indians: 2-1 win in 7 innings. Tribe win rain-shortened game. Rangers: 2-1 loss vs Royals. Rangers can only scrape together 5 hits vs Ervin Santana and co. Orioles: 5-4 loss vs Rays in 18 innings. Bud Norris, the 10th Orioles pitcher to come to the mound, loses. Royals: 2-1 win vs Rangers. Ervin Santana is lights out for the Royals in key win. Yankees: 5-1 win vs Giants. Alex Rodriquez’s 7th inning grand slam propels the Yankees to victory.   Wild Card Standings WC 1 Rays 84-69 +0.5 WC 2 Indians 84-70 — 3 Rangers 83-70 0.5 GB 4 Orioles 81-72 2.5 GB 4 Royals 81-72 2.5 GB 6 Yankees 81-73 3 GB  
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