3 Reasons Tampa Bay Rays Can Catch the Yankees in the AL East

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3 Reasons Tampa Bay Rays Can Catch the Yankees in the AL East
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The Tampa Bay Rays, since 2008, have been a consistent contender in the American League East, and this year is no different. The New York Yankees have held a firm grip on the division lead for most of the season, but the streaking Rays—who have won 11 of 13, and 13 of 15— are geared and ready to give them a run for their money.

Last season the Rays sneaked into the playoffs via the wild card on the last day of the season thanks to a late-season push and a September full of miscues by the Boston Red Sox.

It's entirely possible that the Rays may creep their way up the divisional standings this season, and find themselves in the pole position by season's end. Here are some key reasons why.

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