The American League East will square off with the American League West, when the Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series against the Astros on Monday.
The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays will begin a three-game series at Tropicana Field on Monday night. Toronto is coming off a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, while the Rays dropped three of four against Seattle, and nine of their last 10.
Following a come from behind, 12-6 victory against Boston Saturday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays look to notch their third consecutive series sweep today … weather permitting, that is.
The PECOTA projection system forecasts the Tampa Bay Rays as the fifth best team in the American League, and third best team in the AL East.
After dropping the first game of a three-game series with the Yankees, 6-1 — while also officially falling out of playoff contention — the Tampa Bay Rays now focus their sights on ending the season with a .500 record.