Going into last week’s series in St. Petersburg — the first of two in September between the Yankees and Rays that could have gone a long way to determining the A.L. East winner — the Yanks sat atop the division by a half-game. Now that all seven games have been played? The lead remains a half-game. Curtis Granderson homered twice in the opener, then Phil Hughes made his case for a spot in the postseason rotation. But the rains came on Wednesday, leading to an ineffective Chad Gaudin outing, another Broadway reference from John Sterling, and ultimately, a Yankees loss. They’d drop the finale, too, and in doing so, lose the season series to the Rays. But what happened this week that didn’t involve 760-pound monuments?
And we talked with Gay Talese, sportswriter.
That’s it for us. Have a nice weekend.