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NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have spent the last nine days making up ground on the Boston Red Sox by taking advantage of a scheduled loaded with out-of-contention teams.On Monday Mookie Wilson Jersey , the rebuilding Chicago White Sox will look to stay hot and prove to the Yankees they’re far different from the teams New York has been feasting upon lately.A pair of surging squads will face off Monday night when the Yankees host the White Sox in the opener of a four-game series. New York right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (9-4, 3.90 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Chicago left-hander Carlos Rodon (5-3, 2.71).Article continues below ...Both teams continued their winning ways Sunday, when the Yankees completed a four-game sweep of the host Baltimore Orioles with a 5-3 win while the visiting White Sox won their third straight against the Detroit Tigers by notching a 7-2 victory.While hosting the American League wild-card game has long been a near-certainty for the Yankees (83-47), their 8-1 run against the Orioles, Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays has given them at least a flickering hope of winning the AL East.With Sunday’s win, the Yankees moved within six games of the Boston Red Sox, who were swept for the first time this season when the Tampa Bay Rays took three straight games over the weekend. It is the smallest gap between the two rivals since Boston had a 5 1/2-gane lead Aug. 1.The Yankees and Red Sox play six times over the season’s final two weeks, but following Sunday night’s game, New York manager Aaron Boone made it clear he wasn’t looking any further than the White Sox.“I thought guys really grinded to hang on there,” Boone said of the Yankees, whose sweep of the Orioles included a pair of wins in a doubleheader Saturday. “Hopefully we can get some guys some rest and start a big series (Monday) against a really hot pitcher for the White Sox.”Rodon isn’t the only one thriving for the White Sox (51-79), who have won nine of 12 to move within 1 1/2 games of the third-place Tigers in the AL Central.The White Sox has remained hot despite the absence of All-Star first baseman Jose Abreu, who has been out since Tuesday because of groin and abdomen injuries that required surgery. Abreu is expected to return before the end of the season.“You have to give them all the credit in the world because they’re picking each other up, knowing where we’re at without ‘Pito’ ,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria told reporters Sunday, referring to Abreu’s nickname. “They’re not trying to do too much and hopefully, knock on wood, it continues.”Tanaka didn’t factor into the decision after giving up one run over six innings in the Yankees’ 2-1, 12-inning win over the Marlins. Tanaka, who is 0-2 with a 4.15 ERA in four starts this month, is 4-0 with a 2.23 ERA in five career starts versus Chicago.Rodon won his second straight start and his fourth consecutive decision Wednesday, when he allowed two runs over six innings as the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2. He is 4-0 with a 1.75 ERA in eight starts since his most recent loss June 30.Rodon is 1-3 with a 7.11 ERA in four career starts against the Yankees. The Tampa Bay Rays have been one of baseball’s hottest teams for the past two weeks but have to continue to play well — and win — when they hit the road for the final time this season for seven-game trip that begins Monday against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.Tampa Bay will send right-hander Tyler Glasnow (1-6, 4.48 ERA) to the mound to begin the first game of the series and the Rangers will counter with right-hander Adrian Sampson (0-1, 5.06).The Rays have won 11 of their past 14 games, outscoring opponents 79-47 during that stretch, and are a season-high 16 games above .500. But all of that work have be for naught — and will especially be so if Tampa Bay doesn’t take care of business against Texas.Article continues below ...The Rays head to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex on the heels of taking two of three games from Oakland, which is in a battle with New York for the two American League wild-card spot, well clear of Tampa Bay and Seattle Gary Carter Jersey , the only other two teams still with a mathematical chance for the postseason.C.J. Cron and Willy Adames homered for the Rays and Brandon Lowe tripled home two runs in a 5-4 victory on Sunday to provide Tampa Bay a 5-0 lead, which stood up despite the Athletics‘ four-run outburst in the ninth inning.Tampa Bay used eight relievers during its third straight “bullpen” day and they held Oakland to four hits, one of which was Khris Davis‘ grand slam in the ninth that made the ending a little more exciting.The Rangers head back to Arlington for their final homestand of the season after dropping the finale of a nine-game road trip 7-3 on Sunday at San Diego on Francisco Mejia’s walk-off grand slam off Jeffrey Springs. Texas entered the ninth leading 3-2 after sWillie Calhoun and Jurickson Profar hit solo home runs to back seven solid innings on the mound from Mike Minor.Sampson will make his second start as a Ranger in Monday’s homestand opener against Tampa Bay after suffering a tough-luck loss in first start on Tuesday against the Angels, a 1-0 defeat in which Texas batters did not have a hit until the eighth inning.He became just the sixth starter in Texas history to suffer a loss when allowing one run and two or fewer hits in a qualifying start, and the first since C.J. Wilson on July 21, 2011, at Los Angeles.“As good as it was, I don’t think we’ve seen as good as he can,” Texas manager Jeff Banister said of Sampson’s performance in the loss to the Angels. “The shape of the pitch, the spin rate, the extension that we saw in the minor leagues all suggest there is still better. I think the second time he takes the ball he will be a little more relaxed.”Sampson made his Rangers debut in relief on Sept. 7 at Oakland. He had his contract purchased from Triple-A Round Rock on Sept. 4 after spending the entire season with the Express, going 8-4 with a 3.77 ERA.Glasnow, acquired at the trade deadline from Pittsburgh, is 0-4 with a 4.70 ERA in eight starts with the Rays but has received two runs or fewer of support in all of those outings, including four starts with no run support. He has allowed two runs or fewer in five of his eight starts since the trade.“(Wins) are not a very relevant stat Dwight Gooden Jersey ,” Glasnow told “I mean, if I were 4-0, I would say it’s very relevant, but I’m not going to change anything. Just go out and pitch well, and if I get a win then I get a win. and if I don’t, then I don’t.”Glasnow has never faced the Rangers and never pitched at Globe Life Park, where the heat and humidity can sap players’ strength.“There’s some pretty humid places I’ve pitched in this year, and I think once you’re out there, it’s not really a factor,” Glasnow said. “I like pitching in really hot places. You loosen up quicker, and I’m pretty comfortable with it.”