The Tampa Bay Rays played The Texas Rangers on October 4, 2011. The Rays ended their AL wild-card streak, losing 4-3.
The Tampa Bay Rays play the Texas Rangers for Game 2 in Texas! Final score: 6-8 (Texas)
The Rays beat the New York Yankees to clinch a playoff spot in the 2011 playoffs!
Even though this year's American League Manager Of The Year was handed out to Athletics Manager Bob Melvin, Rays Manager Joe Maddon still won 90 games....and finished fourth in voting for the award.
As selected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America:
(Tabulated on a 5-3-1 basis)
|Bob Melvin, Athletics||16||12||-||116|
|Buck Showalter, Orioles||12||16||-||108|
|Robin Ventura, White Sox||-||-||12||12|
|Joe Maddon, Rays||-||-||7||7|
|Joe Girardi, Yankees||-||-||5||5|
|Jim Leyland, Tigers||-||-||2||2|
|Ron Washington, Rangers||-||-||2||2|