Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 10/23/14
ST. PETERSBURG -- The battle for bragging rights in the AL East suddenly doesn't look like all that much to brag about. It was only a week ago that the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays were setting the pace atop the division, picking up steam heading toward their three-game series starting Friday night at Tropicana Field. But right now, the impending showdown for supremacy hardly resembles the Clash of the Titans. Both the Rays and the O's find themselves stumbling into the weekend set, while somehow still managing to hang on at the top of the division. Clinging to a ledge is more like it, considering how things have gone for each team lately. The Rays come into the series fresh off of suffering their first sweep of the season, courtesy of the sizzling Chicago White Sox, who extended their winning streak to eight games with a 4-3 win Wednesday afternoon at the Trop. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, scratched out only six runs on 14 hits in their three losses to the Chi...
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