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Rays Clinch 1st AL East Title Since 2010 with Win vs. Mets

For the third time in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Rays are American League East champions.

The Rays clinched a division title thanks to their 8-5 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday.

Entering the 2020 season, the East was shaping up to be a two-horse race between Tampa Bay and New York. The Yankees won the division by seven games in 2019, and the second-place Rays finished 12 games up on the third-place Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox signaled their priorities for 2020 when they traded David Price and Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers.