Tampa Bay won't go away, Yanks fans

Expecting the Rays to fade in the AL East? You could be in for a long wait

Updated: July 18, 2010, 12:49 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The Tampa Bay Rays have been too good for too long for Saturday's win in the Bronx to be seen as some kind of coming-of-age statement.

They're 20 games over .500 and own the best road record in baseball, so they are no longer going to sneak up on anyone.

But, if nothing else, Tampa's 10-5 drubbing of the New York Yankees showed again that the Rays aren't going away in the AL East race.

They trail the Yankees by two games in the division and have a chance ...

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