Posted July 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Even when they've been winning, runs haven't come easy for the Tampa Bay Rays lately. With David Price on the hill, it usually doesn't matter. Price looks to reclaim the major league lead with his 15th win Monday night in Oakland, where he'll try to keep the A's from clinching the best July in franchise history in the opener of this key three-game set. Monday marks exactly three months since Evan Longoria last played, and though the third baseman is rehabbing in Triple-A Durham, his return can't come soon enough for a Tampa Bay club that's been held to three or fewer runs in seven of its last eight games. The Rays (53-49), however, have won three of those seven thanks to a pitching staff that's been brilliant of late. Tampa Bay has given up just 18 runs over its last 10 games, and finished a three-game set in Anaheim with back-to-back shutouts to pull within two games of the Angels for the second wild-card spot. Oakland is one-half game ahead of Los Angeles. "They're picking us...
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