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:
.@KKiermaier39 HAS DONE IT AGAIN!— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) June 11, 2019
A great grab ends the top of the 7th and keeps it a 2-0 game for @Raysbaseball!#RaysUp #MLB
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Further reading: Kiermaier, Heredia lead outfielders in new Statcast metric
- TWIRB: Tommy Pham, Marc Topkin and more!
- Josh Tolentino of The Athletic answers your questions
- Juan Toribio of MLB dot com asks Austin Meadows how it feels to be third among American League outfielders in all-star voting
- Toribio also talked to KK about his outstanding night. Plus, there’s a sweet pun in the title!
- Ryan Kolakowski of the Tampa Bay Times writes about Emilio Pagan facing his old team
- One last day at the ballpark: In this moving tribute to his late father, longtime baseball writer J. Scott Butherus documents a moment he’ll never forget. Have your tissues ready
- Power rankings from MLB dot com, ESPN and The Athletic are in
- The Athletic ranks the top 10 infield defenses in baseball with the help of Sports Info Solutions. The Rays make the list
- D-Backs, Phillies set MLB record with 13 homers. Whoa.
Yooooo, John Kruk is FED UP with the Phanatic. pic.twitter.com/yCayd7L8y0— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 11, 2019
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.