[Back for its second year, "Down the Stretch" is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
AL wild-card standings
TB 86-69 --
CLE 86-70 --
TEX 84-71 1.5
KC 82-73 3.5
BAL 81-74 4.5
NYY 82-74 4
(For full standings, click here.)
Orioles at Rays, 3:10 p.m.
LHP Wei-Yin Chen (7-7, 4.03 ERA) vs. RHP Chris Archer (9-7, 3.02 ERA)
Tampa's Swiss army knife Ben Zobrist is 10-for-20 with a double and a homer against Chen.
Other game that matters
Astros (Lyles) at Rangers (Holland), 8:05 p.m.
Inside enemy clubhouses
Rays try to determine extent of Jennings' injury