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• Rays pitchers entered Friday's action having not allowed a home run in their past six games, matching the club record set previously in 2005, 2006, and 2010. The Rays gave up only one home run in the previous nine games. That home run was by Boston's Jose Iglesias, who hit his only home run in the Major Leagues. Fifty-four homerless innings have passed --the current club mark is 59 1/3 set June 11-17, 2006.

• During the Rays' eight-game win streak, they outscored their opponents by a 58-19 margin.

• Entering the day with an 86-70 record and a two-game deficit in the American League Wild Card race, the Rays stood in the exact same position they were in a year ago. The Rays lost Game 157, 5-1, to Toronto to fall to 2 1/2 games behind the Red Sox, who were rained out at the Yankees. After that, the Rays did not lose again, winning their final five games to clinch the AL Wild Card berth with a win over the Yankees in Game No. 162 on Sept. 28.

• Jose Molina has been out since Tuesday with a right quad strain. Rays manager Joe Maddon said the veteran catcher could possibly see action Friday night, but is still a "day or two" away from starting.

• Rays pitchers entered Friday's action having not allowed a home run in their past six games, matching the club record set previously in 2005, 2006, and 2010. The Rays gave up only one home run in the previous nine games. That home run was by Boston's Jose Iglesias, who hit his only home run in the Major Leagues. Fifty-four homerless innings have passed --the current club mark is 59 1/3 set June 11-17, 2006.

• During the Rays' eight-game win streak, they outscored their opponents by a 58-19 margin.

• Entering the day with an 86-70 record and a two-game deficit in the American League Wild Card race, the Rays stood in the exact same position they were in a year ago. The Rays lost Game 157, 5-1, to Toronto to fall to 2 1/2 games behind the Red Sox, who were rained out at the Yankees. After that, the Rays did not lose again, winning their final five games to clinch the AL Wild Card berth with a win over the Yankees in Game No. 162 on Sept. 28.

• Jose Molina has been out since Tuesday with a right quad strain. Rays manager Joe Maddon said the veteran catcher could possibly see action Friday night, but is still a "day or two" away from starting.