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"We don’t know whether the Rays will get to 26 or 17 or even ten in a row. Like a lot of the teams listed above, they have taken advantage of their schedule, beating up the two worst teams in baseball and three of the six worst, by my accounting. The best starting pitcher they’ve faced is Eduardo Rodriguez, and identifying the second-best is...a challenge. That’s not a mark against them -- good teams beat bad teams -- and the manner in which the Rays have won, outscoring their opponents 75-18, is breathtaking."