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    Monday, October 1st (All times eastern)

    Baltimore Orioles (92-67) at Tampa Bay Rays (88-71), 7:10 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Baltimore - Wei-Yin Chen (12-10, 4.11) Tampa Bay - Alex Cobb (10-9, 4.18)

    (Sports Network) - The Baltimore Orioles are back in the postseason for the first time since 1997. But, they would like to enter the playoffs as American League East champions rather than a wild card.

    "I think everybody knows where the finish line is, and we're not there," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

    The Orioles try to stay atop the division on Monday when they open a three- game set against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

    Baltimore has won its last four games and enters this final series of the regular season tied with the New York Yankees for first place in the AL East with three games to go. New York will host Boston in its final series.

    The Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, as Nate McLouth led off the bottom of the first with a home run and Baltimore went on to score twice more in the inning en route to a 6-3 victory at Camden Yards.

    J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis also homered for the Orioles, who, along with the Yankees clinched a playoff spot later on Sunday after the Texas Rangers split a doubleheader with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

    "You're in, you're in," center fielder Adam Jones said of clinching a playoff spot. "I don't care, nobody cares. We can do it at home or we can do it on the plane. We are going to party somewhere."

    Baltimore hopes Wei-Yin Chen can snap out of his recent funk when he takes the hill on Monday. Chen has lost his last three decisions, is winless in his last six starts and was roughed up by the Toronto Blue Jays his last time out. Chen surrendered five runs and nine hits in five innings of that one, dropping him to 12-10 to go along with a 4.11 ERA.

    "After the first batter in the first inning, I walked a guy. I started feeling like, 'Wow. This is not the day for me,'" Chen said through an interpreter. "I tried to fight, fight through it. It definitely was not my day, things went a different direction."

    Chen has faced the Rays four times this season and is 1-2 against them with a 3.38 ERA.

    Tampa Bay also has its sights set on the postseason, but those hopes are fading, despite the fact that the Rays have won 10 of 11 after taking three of four from the Chicago White Sox.

    The Rays are three games back of the Oakland Athletics for the second wild card spot. A loss or an A's win will eliminate them.

    Tampa kept its hopes alive on Sunday, as David Price became the first 20-game winner in Tampa Bay history, helping the Rays to a 6-2 victory over the fading White Sox.

    Price (20-5) held the White Sox to two runs and five hits while striking out four over the first seven innings to join the Angels' Jered Weaver as the lone 20-game winners in the American League this season. The Cy Young Award candidate also tops the AL with a 2.56 earned run average and improved to 12-1 over his last 18 starts.

    "I thought [Price should win the award] even before the game began," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "Of course, he had to pitch well and he did. That's 20 (wins), and he's done it in a very consistent manner. He's pretty much been the same guy every time out."

    Getting the call for Tampa Bay on Monday will be righty Alex Cobb, who has won six of his last seven decisions. Cobb defeated the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, limiting them to a run and three hits in five innings to run his record to 10-9, while shrinking his ERA to 4.18.

    "I mean, it's been up and down all year," Cobb said. "It's been good of late. I'd say after the All-Star break, it started getting a lot better. I started feeling more comfortable. Before that, it was more of a fight and just trying to battle. But it's been a lot smoother down the stretch."

    Cobb did not get a decision in his only other start against the Orioles.

    Baltimore is 9-6 versus the Rays this season.

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      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

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      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

      Updated:

      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

      New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

      Updated:

      Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. More>>

      Enter to win tickets to Nitro Jam

      The Great 38 is giving tickets to Nitro Jam. Enter below for your chance to win. More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | March 14-15 Video included

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      See 8 fun events happening in Tampa Bay this weekend! More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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