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"These were the best two hitting teams in the AL this year, and they sustained that excellence over the last two months (118 wRC+ for the Rays, 111 for the Rangers). Injuries chipped away at each lineup, with the Rangers getting healthy in the season’s final days, while the Rays will be without Brandon Lowe (broken patella) for the rest of the year. Tampa also has Jose Siri (fractured right hand) and Luke Raley (cervical strain) as roster decisions for the Rangers series. Wander Franco remains on administrative leave as the league investigates charges of inappropriate behavior with minors."