The Tampa Bay Rays return home after a disappointing road trip. The good news is that none of the teams in the division really have made a move with 16 games remaining the Rays hold a significant lead and their magic number has fallen to 9.
The Rays hold a 8.0 game lead in the division ahead of the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and Boston Red Sox that are all tied for second place and the two Wild Cards in the American League. Baltimore has fallen 43.5 games off the pace.
Thursday 7:10 PM: Tyler Alexander vs Louis Head (Dietrich Enns to follow)
Friday 7:10 PM: Casey Mize vs TBA
Saturday 4:10 PM: Tarik Skubal vs TBA
Sunday 1:10 PM: Wily Peralta vs TBA
The Rays six-man rotation has been complicated by injury, with Shane McClanahan and Chris Archer taking trips to the Injured List in the last week, where Archer’s is considered more severe.