Originally written May 11, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
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Tune into Sun Sports at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles. The Tampa Bay Rays were expected to be competing for the AL East lead. The same can't be said about the Baltimore Orioles. One of them is about to get the upper hand in the division chase, and the Rays are banking on a better performance from Jeremy Hellickson to tilt things in their favor. Hellickson takes the mound against the Orioles as the AL East co-leaders open a three-game series Friday night at Camden Yards. Tampa Bay (20-12) has reached the postseason in three of the last four years, winning two division titles. That success combined with a strong rotation is reason enough for the Rays to be considered a favorite to add another crown in 2012. So far, they're living up to expectations, but the Orioles (20-12) are far exceeding any that they've had for more than a decade. The moribund franchise hasn't finished with a winning record since winning the East and reaching the ...
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