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Rays showing positive signs on offense

Today: Off

Next game: 7:10 Friday, vs. Blue Jays, Tropicana Field. Probable pitchers: Rays — RH Alex Cobb (season debut); Jays — LH Francisco Liriano (7-12, 5.22)

Plus sign

The Rays rank among the best teams in run differential since the All-Star break:

Team RS RA Diff

Cubs 206 124 +82*

Red Sox 234 179 +55

Rays 211 159 +52

Reds 211 180 +31

* Late game not included

Getting offensive

Most homers in a month in Rays history:

44 May 2016

44 September 2012

43 August 2009

42 August 2016

41 June 2009

Most extra-base hits in a month in Rays history:

109 August 2009

106 August 2016

106 May 2009

104 May 2013

104 August 2005

On deck

Saturday: vs. Blue Jays, 6:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (4-7, 3.56); Jays — RH Marcus Stroman (9-5, 4.58)

Sunday: vs. Blue Jays, 1:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-17, 4.10); Jays — TBA

Monday: vs. Orioles, 1:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-6, 4.19); Orioles — TBA

Tuesday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-5, 3.56); Orioles — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays showing positive signs on offense 08/31/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:43pm]
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