TNWN: Rays look to bounce back this afternoon against the Athletics; pregame notes

The Tampa Bay Rays look to start a new winning streak this afternoon after dropping their first game in almost a week on Friday to the Athletics, 2-1. Tampa Bay lost for only the second time in the last 11 road games, while both losses were by one run. Both also were in walk-off fashion.

TNWN: Rays vs Athletics — a Journey to the End of the East Bay

After being swept by the New York Yankees — and outscored 21-4 over the life of the series — the Tampa Bay Rays made a Journey to the End of the East Bay, Oakland, where they will start a four-game set against the Athletics on Thursday.