Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/16/14
BOSTON -- Just like last year, the Tampa Bay Rays have a tough road ahead if they are going to make the playoffs. They made it last year on the final night of the season. Can they do it again? "I want it to be exactly like last year," manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday night after the Rays' 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox bolstered Tampa Bay's hopes in the chase for an American League wild-card spot. "It's starting to look a lot of Christmas, and we've just been playing so well; the mantra is one game at a time. We've gotta go 1-0 on Thursday (in Chicago). We went 1-0 on Tuesday, we went 1-0 on Wednesday, now we've gotta go 1-0 on Thursday. "What I like is there's a real looseness about us, but I tell ya, when the game begins, their focus is really good; they draw it in really nicely, and I like that. So I'm really eager to get to Chicago. It was great that we won these two games here; it was very important that we did." ...
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