• The Rays scored seven runs in the series opener against the Rockies on Friday, which was seven runs more than the rest of the American Least East combined. Every other team in the division was shut out on Friday, with the Red Sox losing, 7-0, at Texas, the Orioles falling, 4-0, against the Angels, the Yankees taking a 2-0 loss at home against the A's, and the Blue Jays succumbing to the Mariners, 4-0, in Toronto.
It's the first time four AL East teams have been blanked on the same day since the realigned divisions were established in 1994, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
• With a pair of home runs from Desmond Jennings and Kelly Johnson Friday night, the Rays improved their club record streak of consecutive games with homers to 17. The Major League record of 27 was set by the Rangers from Aug. 1 to Sept. 9, 2002, and the Rays' streak was the third-longest in the last five years. Tampa Bay led the Majors with 31 homers, nine more than the closest American League team, entering play on Saturday.
Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.