AL East Round Up: Memories Edition

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Tamp Bay Rays

Celebratory Brett Lawrie High Five to 2B Cole Figueroa as he recorded his first MLB hit on Thursday:

He’ll have that memory forever! Hopefully, for him he’ll have another opportunity some day. When that day is may not be so clear as Ben Zobrist is set to come back after dislocating his thumb according to David Adler of MLB.com.

Adler also gives us this: According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Rays and A’s played the longest one hitter in MLB history! The length of the game was clocked at 3 hours, 53 minutes! Wow!

Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Rays have Alex Cobb back from the DL and Jeremy Hellickson is close too. With the boost these two could provide, the Rays’ deficit in the AL East may not be so bad.

Check this out: According to Bill Chastain of MLB.com, the Rays entered play on Friday having scored in just 4 of the previous 48 innings. Being that they won (1-0) on Friday in the bottom of the ninth against the Red Sox, that streak reached 56 innings! This is shaping up to be an offensive season they might like to forget. Check out the info from BaseballReference.com:

That’s just not enough to compete in the AL East. Sorry.

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