• The second Wild Card has added to the pressure and the uncertainty as the regular season nears its final week.
"I'd rather be in these shoes with 10 games to go than on the outside looking in," Showalter said.
• Pitching coach Rick Adair's father has passed away. Adair has been on personal leave since Aug. 15.
• Rays manager Joe Maddon still has a special spot in his heart for the O's Dan Johnson. Maddon will never forget the two clutch homers Johnson delivered for Tampa Bay, first in 2008 in Boston, then in game 162 in 2011.
"DJ is not afraid of the situation, Maddon said.
Jim Hawkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.