(Sports Spectrum) The Tampa Bay Rays’ remarkable 2020 continues. With a 4-2 victory Monday night, the Rays hold a 2-0 series lead over the Houston Astros in the ALCS, putting them two wins away from their first World Series berth since 2008.
Getting this far is already a notable achievement for the franchise, whose only other trip to the ALCS came in ’08. It also won the AL East this year, its first division title since 2010. Tampa’s previous three postseason appearances — 2019, 2013 and 2011 — all came via wild-card berths, and each time it lost in the divisional series (last year in five games to Houston).