Rotoworld says David Aardsma is back on the disabled list with a strained right groin and will undergo an MRI. The Red Sox have called up David Pauley to take his place (at least until Tuesday, when Tim Wakefield is supposed to return).
Tampa Bay scored four runs in the eighth inning this afternoon and beat Chicago 5-3. The Rays' win dropped the Red Sox 5.5 GB. The FKR have the best record in baseball (79-49, .617) and their magic number is down to 29.
Carl Pavano (5-7-3-1-5, 91) and New York beat Baltimore 5-3. The Yankees remain 10.5 GB in the East (Tampa's magic number to eliminate them is 24) and are 5 GB the Red Sox for the wild card.
Los Angeles beat Minnesota 7-5.