Worth noting

• The Rays will hit the midpoint of their season after the first game of Friday's doubleheader. It will be Tampa Bay's worst first half since going 33-48 in 2007.

• The Rays might set the June strikeouts record Friday. The club entered the day with 243 for the month. The Major League record for June is 253. The Rays entered Friday 43 away from the record for any month, set by the Cubs with 286 in 2002.

David Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.