Rays clinch berth in 2022 postseason

October 1, 2022

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have clinched a berth in Main League Baseball’s postseason for a fourth consecutive season, extending the longest such streak in franchise historical past. This would be the eighth postseason journey in franchise historical past, all coming in 15 seasons since changing into the Rays in 2008. Over that stretch, the one golf equipment to succeed in the postseason as usually are the Los Angeles Dodgers (12), New York Yankees (11), St. Louis Cardinals (10) and Atlanta Braves (8).

Whereas the Rays are one of many two youngest franchises within the majors, their run of 4 consecutive postseason berths represents a streak that has been achieved by lower than half of the opposite 29 main league franchises: Atlanta Braves, Boston Purple Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Guardians, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.

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The Rays will enter the postseason as a Wild Card membership for the fourth time in franchise historical past, becoming a member of 2011, 2013 and 2019. They had been the American League’s lone Wild Card staff in 2011, a season previous to the introduction of the Wild Card Sport. The Rays have by no means misplaced a sport underneath a Wild Card designation, profitable the 2013 Wild Card Sport in Cleveland, 2019 Wild Card Sport in Oakland and sweeping a best-of-three Wild Card Collection at Tropicana Subject over the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020. The 2020 Wild Card Collection was the results of an expanded postseason because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Final month, Main League Baseball introduced the 2022 postseason schedule. The 4 Wild Card Collection, that are hosted solely by every league’s lowest-seeded division winner and highest-seeded Wild Card staff, begins on Friday, October 7. Each American League Division Collection are scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 11. Sport 1 of the AL Championship Collection is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 and Sport 1 of the World Collection is scheduled for Friday, October 28.

The Rays presently path the Toronto Blue Jays by two video games for the primary AL Wild Card spot. The Rays gained the season collection over the Blue Jays, securing the head-to-head tiebreaker in the event that they finish the season tied within the Wild Card standings.

Previous to the beginning of the Wild Card Collection, Rays 2022 postseason merchandise will probably be out there on the Rays Republic Group Retailer at Tropicana Subject, the official vacation spot for all MLB-licensed postseason merchandise.