Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Rays Drop Third Straight, 4-1

For the second consecutive day, the Tampa Bay Rays fell behind the opposing ball club before their first at-bat, this time in a 4-1 losing bid to the Mariners on Monday. It was also the third straight loss for AL East leading Rays, whose lead over the second place Yankees was cut to a half game in the division.

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Rays Drop Sixth Straight, 5-4

The Rays dropped their sixth consecutive game Tuesday night, losing to the sub .500 Seattle Mariners by a score of 5-4. Tampa Bay did not lose more than six games in the entire month of July. The Rays now sit four games behind the first place Boston Red Sox, and only a game and a half in front of Baltimore for the second wildcard spot.

A Rays vs Mariners series preview of sorts

Pitcher vs Pitcher Offense vs Offense Fun Facts The Rays are currently 8-0 in their last eight games against the Mariners, including a four game sweep earlier in the season. The Mariners are 69-60 overall, and 32-29 at Trop against the Rays. 46 of the 94 games against the Mariners have been decided by one …