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Rays rally in 9th to beat Athletics

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Tampa Bay hasn’t been so close to first place this late in the season since 2013, and Rays manager Kevin Cash wants his players to soak it up and enjoy every minute of it. The roar that emerged from the clubhouse following Tampa Bay’s ninth-inning comeback was proof that the Rays are doing just that.

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Rays go extra innings to nip Angels

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Jake Faria had about 200 friends and family members in the stands to watch him pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays in a stadium five minutes from his childhood home. The rest of the Big A crowd had its eyes squarely on Mike Trout in his return from a 39-game injury absence. Faria and Trout both had solid performances before Brad Miller took care of another win for the Rays.

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Rays set to discover if they are contenders … or pretenders

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The Tampa Bay Rays begin the second half of the season on Friday when they kick off a six-game road trip in the Pacific Time Zone. They hope to continue their momentum after winning 6 of their last 9 games heading into the all-star break, including taking three of four from the Boston Red Sox.

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Red Sox use long ball to dump Rays

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Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Hanley Ramirez all homered, Drew Pomeranz won his third consecutive start, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 on Friday night. Pedroia hit a two-run shot during a four-run third, and Bradley Jr. had a fourth-inning solo drive off Jake Odorizzi (5-4) as Boston took a 5-0 lead.  Ramirez scored his 1,000th run on his ninth-inning solo homer. Pomeranz (9-4) limited Tampa Bay to two runs over six innings despite allowing six hits and five walks. Steven Souza Jr. hit a…

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Cubs rally for 7-3 win over Rays

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Jon Jay connected for his third career pinch-hit homer and Ian Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single an inning later, helping the Chicago Cubs rally for a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. The Cubs appeared to be headed for their sixth loss in eight games before Jay drove a 1-2 pitch from Erasmo Ramirez (4-3) over the wall in left-center for a tying three-run shot with two out in the sixth inning. Jay then popped out…

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Logan Morrison hits 2 HRs as Rays breeze past Orioles

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Logan Morrison homered twice, Wilson Ramos hit a three-run drive and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Dylan Bundy and the Baltimore Orioles 10-3 on Saturday. Steven Souza had a solo shot for the Rays, who have 23 home runs in their last 12 games. Morrison, who connected in the first inning and again in the third, has 24 for the season – a career high. Jake Odorizzi (5-3) was the beneficiary of Tampa Bay’s 14-hit attack, which included four doubles.…

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Derek Norris goes deep twice; Rays hold off White Sox

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Derek Norris homered in consecutive innings and Jake Odorizzi pitched into the seventh on Thursday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Peter Bourjos and Colby Rasmus also homered for the Rays. The White Sox, who have lost seven of eight, came back from a 6-0 deficit with the help of home runs by Avisail Garcia and Todd Frazier. They got the potential tying run to third base with one out in…

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