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WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap


Albany, NY – Well on September 2nd, the Red Sox enjoyed a nine-game lead over the Rays in the American League Wild Card race... This morning, it's all gone.

Last night in Baltimore, Robert Andino laced a three-run, inside-the-park home run, the first ever by an Oriole at Camden Yards, as Baltimore rallied to beat Boston 6-3.

In Tampa, B.J. Upton and Johnny Damon drove in two runs apiece, as the Rays beat the Yankees 5-2, to pull even with the sputtering Red Sox with just two games to play.

Elsewhere in the AL, Texas topped the Angels 4-3, Detroit clobbered Cleveland 14-0, the White Sox edged Toronto 4-3, Kansas City downed Minnesota 7-3, and Seattle doubled up Oakland 4-2.

Over to the NL, Pittsburgh outlasted Milwaukee 9-8, San Francisco dumped Colorado 3-1, the Dodgers dropped Arizona 4-2, San Diego blanked the Cubs 2-0, Cincinnati knocked off the Mets 6-5, Washington whipped Florida 6-4, Houston held off St. Louis 5-4, and Philadelphia beat Atlanta 4-2. The Braves maintain a one game lead in the NL Wild Card over the Cardinals.

In other baseball news, the White Sox have announced that Ozzie Guillen has been released from his contract, and sources tell ESPN that he'll accept a job with the Marlins.

On Monday Night Football, Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey booted six field goals, accounting for all the scoring, as Dallas beat Washington 18-16. The Cowboys, Giants and Redskins are tied atop the NFC East at 2-1.

In other NFL news, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick just badly bruised his right hand and did not break it as originally thought, Titans wide-out Kenny Britt has been lost for the season after tearing up his right knee, and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has a minor break in his nose, but he expects to play against Baltimore. However, there's no word on his status for his next photo-shoot.

In college football, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has confirmed that U-Conn is interested in moving to the ACC, and says everything now hinges on a decision by the conference about whether it wants to expand to 16 teams.

And in NHL news, the league has announced that the Flyers will host the Rangers in the upcoming season's outdoor, Winter Classic.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.