With the season winding down, the Tampa Bay Rays think they have enough left in them to make the playoffs. They just need to keep getting some help.
The Rays will try to match a season high with their seventh straight win Wednesday night when they finish a two-game set against the Boston Red Sox.
Tampa Bay has moved within three games of the second AL wild card and must still overtake the Los Angeles Angels as the two try to challenge current wild-card holders Baltimore and Oakland.
The Rays (84-70) seemed out of contention after losing the first two games of their four-game set with Boston last week, but they have bounced back, winning 5-2 Tuesday for their sixth straight victory.
Jeff Keppinger hit a three-run homer in the second and David Price earned his AL high-tying 19th win, striking out 13 in a seven-hitter.
"We feel good. Nobody has hit the panic button in this locker room," Price said. "We're playing well right now and need to keep it going."