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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: The Rays hold the biggest division lead in baseball

The team in second place in the AL East comes to town tonight

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Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Rays will be back at it tonight, returning to Tropicana Field after an incredible road trip in which they took a series from the San Francisco Giants, swept the Chicago White Sox, and capped it off with another series victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 12-4, division leading Rays will welcome the Baltimore Orioles into town for a three game set. The Rays currently hold the best record in baseball, and have the largest division lead of any team as they are up 5.5 games on the Orioles and Yankees, who are tied for second.

Tyler Glasnow will face off against Dylan Bundy.

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Only the Astros could have prevented the Rays from taking over the top spot. Tampa Bay has the second-most wins in baseball and the best winning percentage with a 12-4 record. They won seven of nine during their cross-country road trip with the Giants, White Sox and Blue Jays. Individually, leadoff man Austin Meadows has 12 hits in 22 at-bats with two doubles, four homers and 10 RBIs in his past five games.