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Rays starting pitcher Shane Baz (11) delivers a pitch in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins Sunday at Tropicana Field.
Sunday’s win over Miami was Tampa Bay’s 97th of the season, matching the franchise record set by the 2008 team.
Notebook | There is a also chance to reach the 100 mark; Nick Anderson is the record-extending 14th Rays pitcher with a save.
That’s four division championships in 14 years for Tampa Bay, including a second straight.
Team says it wants to keep focus on the field but also to get attention for the split-season plan.

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  1. Rays manager Kevin Cash, left, and bench coach Matt Quatraro, right, congratulate shortstop Wander Franco after he scored a run in the fifth inning against the Marlins on Sunday.
  2. Rays starting pitcher Shane Baz (11) delivers a pitch in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins Sunday at Tropicana Field.
  3. Rookie right-hander Shane Baz takes the mound this afternoon for his second big-league start.
  4. The Rays' Josh Fleming delivers a pitch against the Orioles last month at Tropicana Field.
  5. Tampa Bay Rays celebrate after clinching the American League East Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  6. Rays team president Matt Silverman: “We’re going to add a sign in the rightfield foul territory. … We want that visible symbol of our plan and our excitement for it.”
  7. Evan Longoria hits the game-winning home run in the 12th inning against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field on Sept. 28, 2011.
  8. Umpire Bruce Dreckman follows Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen and Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) after being hit by a pitch from reliever Ryan Borucki in the eighth inning on Wednesday.
  9. Rays shortstop Wander Franco waits to bat during the fourth inning Friday against the Marlins.
  10. The Rays' Randy Arozarena hits a three-run double in the first inning Friday against the Marlins at Tropicana Field.
  11. On the strength of his 31 home runs and strong catching, Mike Zunino on Friday was named winner of the Don Zimmer Most Valuable Player Award, presented annually by the Tampa Bay chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
  12. Wander Franco is expected to be in the lineup tonight as the Rays open a weekend series against the Marlins at Tropicana Field.
  13. Fans line up to meet Rays outfielder Brett Phillips before a recent game at Tropicana Field.
  14. The Rays' Manuel Margot (13), Luis Patino, Francisco Mejia and Kevin Kiermaier watch the field from the dugout during the ninth inning of Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field.
  15. Outfielder Brett Phillips, center, celebrates with Randy Arozarena, front, in the Rays' clubhouse following Wednesday's playoff-clinching win over the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field.
  16. Pitcher Shane McClanahan, center, and his teammates celebrate the Rays' playoff-clinching victory over the Blue Jays Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
  17. Tickets for the Rays' first playoff games (wild-card game or division series) will go on sale to the general public on Sept. 30.
  18. Umpire Bruce Dreckman separates Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen and the Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, front, after Kiermaier is hit by a pitch from reliever Ryan Borucki, back, in the eighth inning Wednesday.
  19. Luis Patino is starting for the Rays today after scheduled starter Michael Wacha was used out of the bullpen on Tuesday.
  20. Rays starting pitcher Drew Rasmussen delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
  21. Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier, shown in a screengrab from the Sportsnet video just before he picked up the pitching data card during Monday's game.
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