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Worth noting

• Evan Longoria has reached base safely (via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch) in 33 straight games, dating back to Sept. 19, which gives him the longest active streak in baseball and the third-longest streak in club history behind Johnny Damon (39 in 2011) and Ben Grieve (37 in 2001). He has reached in all 19 games this season, one of three Major Leaguers to do so this year, joining the Orioles' Nick Markakis and the Angels' Mark Trumbo.

• According to Elias, prior to left-hander Matt Moore, the last pitcher 23 or younger to start a season 4-0 with an ERA of 1.10 or better in his first four starts of the season was 20-year-old Fernando Valenzuela of the Dodgers, who started the 1981 season at 4-0 with a 0.25 ERA.

• Through the first 12 games of the season, the Rays scored 35 runs in 107 innings, batting .205 with five home runs. In the seven games since then, they have scored 38 runs in 60 innings, batting .267 with 15 home runs.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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