• The 36 runs the Rays have scored is the second-lowest total in baseball so far this season.
• The Rays were swept by the Red Sox in Boston last weekend, which rested more on their offensive struggles than their pitching. The Tampa Bay staff allowed only nine runs (eight earned), but the offensive problems hurt once more.
Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.