Blue Jays snap three-game losing streak
After losing the finale of a long and eventful road trip, the Tampa Bay Rays are finally heading home.
There won't be much time to rest. A nine-game homestand opens Monday with three against the AL East-leading New York Yankees. After four games against Kansas City, the Rays play two against the Boston Red Sox, who lead the AL wildcard race.
"This is a crucial homestand," Rays slugger Pat Burrell said. "I think it will dictate a lot, especially with the (July 31 trade) deadline coming up. If we have a real good homestand, I mean real good, we're going to be in a good place."