The Tampa Bay Rays' hitters and starting pitchers have led the way during the team's red-hot stretch.
A contributor to the Rays' string of strong starts, Chris Archer is hoping to see some more of that hitting prowess in his next outing.
Archer will try to help Tampa Bay match its longest win streak of the season Tuesday night against the scuffling Minnesota Twins.
The Rays, batting .297 with 56 runs during a 9-1 stretch, had half of their 12 hits for extra bases in Monday's series-opening 7-4 victory. Luke Scott, hitting .474 in his last six games, hit the first of Tampa Bay's three home runs in its fifth consecutive win.
"We're playing, probably, our best baseball right now," manager Joe Maddon said.
Desmond Jennings added two more hits to boost his average to .448 in the last seven games but the outfielder and his teammates have given Archer (2-3, 4.17 ERA) just 10 runs of support in his seven starts this season.
The 24-year-old right-hander has allowed three runs or fewer ...