Friday, October 16, 2020 11:48 PM EST
By GREG BEACHAM, AP
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are on the brink of an extremely regrettable bit of baseball history with three consecutive losses in the AL Championship Series. Unlike the 2004 New York Yankees, the Rays still have a chance to avoid a flop that will follow them forever. The Rays are still one win away from their franchise’s second trip to the World Series, just as they were on Wednesday when they had a 3-0 series lead. But the Rays are also one loss away from matching the worst playoff collapse in 116 years of postseason baseball.