2014 record: 77-85, 4th place in AL East
Manager: Kevin Cash, 1st season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $75 million
2014 record: 98-64, 1st place in AL West
Manager: Mike Scioscia, 16th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $148 million
Checking in with the American League East:
With the 12 games left, the Rays are 5 12 out of a wild-card spot, but they showed some spirit on Thursday.