The Yankees still don’t know who they’ll face in the next round of the playoffs.
With a solid start from rookie Wade Davis, two doubles and a home run from Evan Longoria, and a four scoreless innings from the bullpen, the Rays beat the Rangers 5-2 this afternoon to force a Game 5 in their American League Division Series.
That series will shift to Tampa Bay on Tuesday. That’s where and when the Yankees will find out what’s next.
The good news for the Yankees: Both the Rays and Rangers are scheduled to start their aces in Game 5. The Rays are going with David Price and the Rangers are starting Cliff Lee, assignments that will significantly impact the pitching matchup for Game 1 of the ALCS, whoever the opponent might be.