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The cardiac Rays defeated the Oakland A’s,  5-1 and are now in the American League Divisional Series against the Houston Astros.  

After a shaky start, Charlie Morton pitched five innings to get the win for the Rays.  Home runs by Yandy Diaz(2), Avi Garcia,  and Tommy Pham help the Rays put the nail in the coffin against a team who had  hit 40 more homers in the regular season.  Tampa Bay also had the lowest payroll in all of Major League Baseball in the 2019 season.

The first pitch of the ALDS is on Friday in Houston at 1:05 on FS1.