7. Tampa Bay Rays (40-32; LW: 7)

How do you maintain the lead in a tight American League East? Before Monday, they’d have given up eight runs in a five-game span, a stretch they’d gone 4-1 in. The pending returns of Jake Odorizzi and Matt Moore could make this pitching staff even more formidable.

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