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With last night’s win over the Oakland Athletics, the Rays lead the New York Yankees by half a game

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since May 18th, the Tampa Bay Rays stand alone in first place in the American League East:

Charlie Morton delivered a sparkling seven inning outing. Morton has only gone that many innings three times this season, and they’ve been in his last three starts.

Two-run dingers by Brandon Lowe, Kevin Kiermaier and Ji-Man Choi propelled the Rays offense to the 6-2 victory.

There was also this:

Further reading: Kiermaier, Heredia lead outfielders in new Statcast metric

Rays links

  • TWIRB: Tommy Pham, Marc Topkin and more!

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The Rays look to win another series and extend their division lead with another win against Oakland tonight Ryne Stanek gets the open opposite A’s MIke Fiers.