Dennis Eckersley: Tampa Bay Rays' Struggles Keeping Door Open for Red Sox

This four-game set against the Yankees was supposed to be make-or-break, but even though the Red Sox haven’t had it go as they would have liked, they are still in the playoff hunt.

That is because the Tampa Bay Rays have lost five straight, including nearly being no-hit by Brandon Morrow and the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Injury issues, including Carlos Pena, Wade Davis and Jeff Niemann on the mend, are also looming.