The Races: Yankees win, Royals fall to Indians
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.— Prized rookie Luis Severino rebounded from his worst start, Greg Bird homered and drove in two runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Wednesday night to keep pace in the AL playoff race.
The second-place Yankees, who lead the wild-card chase, took two of three from Tampa Bay and stayed three games behind Toronto in the AL East.
Indians 5, Royals 1
Francisco Lindor, making a late run for AL Rookie of the Year, had a home run and four RBIs to lead Cleveland Indians over Kansas City. The Royals are just two games ahead of Toronto for the best record in the American League.