If you were to shake a Magic 8-Ball and ask that question, the logical response would be "All signs point to yes." They have won seven straight with series sweeps over the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins. They should be able to extend it to double digits with a three-game series against the cellar-dwelling Houston Astros coming to town.
The first game should be a win with ace David Price going up against recently called up Jarred Cosart, who is making his first major league appearance. The second game is where it could get tougher for the Rays.
Roberto Hernandez is the starting pitcher for Tampa who currently has a 4-10 record and an ERA of 4.93. The Astros, on the other hand, will send out Dallas Keuchel, who has pitched pretty well on the road with an ERA of 3.12.
The final game of the series will pit Chris Archer against veteran Erik Bedard, which would favor the Rays. At only 3.5 back of Boston and the Red Sox playing a three-game series in Oakland, it is a strong possibility the Rays could end up only a half game back of first in the AL East.