For the Tampa Bay Rays, there are more reasons to keep smiling.
Not only is the team on a winning streak and an offensive resurgence, one of their pitchers might return. Drew Smyly, out for most of the season with a torn labrum, could come back Sunday.
Smyly, one of the better pieces the Rays received in last summer’s David Price trade, had a 2.70 ERA in three starts this year. In all, he has a 1.96 since coming over from Detroit. The Rays will have to hope that Smyly does not need the kind of time to return to form that, say, Matt Moore has needed this year.
The Rays are 4½ games behind streaking Toronto in the AL East.