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.
After a four-game series sweep of the Los Angeles Angels, the Tampa Bay Rays continue their west coast jaunt when they start a three-game series against the Athletics on Friday.
While the previous series was a winnable one, don’t expect things to be favorable for the Rays who will welcome the AL West leading Oakland Athletics into the Trop for a four-game series starting Monday.
After finishing the regular season within a game of one another, the Tampa Bay Rays trekked westward to Oakland, where they will face the Athletics in the AL Wildcard game, on Wednesday.
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.