Extra bases

Extra bases

• Since being moved back into the leadoff spot on July 1 at Houston, Desmond Jennings leads the Major Leagues with 12 runs scored and is hitting .389 with a home run, six RBIs and three steals.

• Entering Wednesday night's game against the Twins, the Rays had their third best record in club history through 91 games. The only two times they were better (2008, 2010) they won the American League East, finishing with 97 wins and 96 wins, respectively.

• The eighth annual Rays on the Runway event will take place Thursday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg. Members of the Rays, their wives and girlfriends will join "dream children" in walking the runway to make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. More than a dozen Rays are confirmed to attend along with their wives or girlfriends. For more information on sponsorships or tickets, visit childrensdreamfund.org or contact Cynthia Lake at info@childrensdream-fun.org.

• Fernando Rodney has converted his last 12 save opportunities after beginning the season 9-for-14 through May 25. He has issued just one walk in his last nine innings pitched after walking 23 in 29 1/3 innings before that. In only his second season as Rays closer, he is already is two saves shy of tying Danys Baez (71) for second place on the Rays' all-time saves list. Roberto Hernandez leads with 101.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.