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Rays’ Jacob Faria beats White Sox in major league debut

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Jacob Faria took a three-hitter into the seventh inning of his major league debut for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Wednesday night. The 23-year-old right-hander walked two and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings, settling down after falling behind three batters into the game to help Tampa Bay end a season-high four-game losing streak before a crowd of just 9,313. Relievers Tommy Hunter, Jose Alvarado and Alex Colome finished the combined four-hitter,…

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Angels shut out Rays 4-0

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Cameron Maybin and Mike Trout hit back-to-back home runs to begin the game, Matt Shoemaker won his third consecutive start and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Tuesday night. Maybin led off by homering on a 3-1 pitch from Alex Cobb. Trout connected on the next pitch for his 15th homer, including seven in his last 11 games. Shoemaker (4-2), coming off victories over Detroit and the Chicago White Sox, gave up three hits, three…

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Corey Dickerson, Alex Cobb power Rays to win over Indians

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For the first time in a year, the Tampa Bay Rays didn’t get run over on the road. Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer — his third homer in two days — and Alex Cobb controlled Cleveland over seven inning as Tampa Bay busted out the bats in a 7-4 win over the Indians on Wednesday to complete the Rays’ most successful trip since last May. Dickerson connected in the second inning off Josh Tomlin (2-5) and Logan Morrison hit…

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Rays hit 5 homers in 6-4 win over Indians

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The Tampa Bay Rays went to the home run ball in Tuesday night’s 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Corey Dickerson hit two of Tampa Bay’s season-high five homers, including a 449-foot blast that landed in the trees beyond the center field wall in the fifth. “It was one of my top ones, to be able to hit it clean like that and to know it’s gone,” he said. “The ones to dead center always feel good. I thought it…

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Indians hold off Rays 8-7

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Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco left early with an injury, but five relievers kept the lead and helped the Indians hold off the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 Monday night. Carrasco was pulled because of tightness in his left pectoral muscle after giving up an RBI single to Brad Miller. The right-hander allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings and left with Cleveland ahead 7-4. Boone Logan (1-0), who entered in the fifth, retired both batters he faced. Andrew Miller allowed…

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Chris Sale, relievers fan 16 Rays in 6-3 Red Sox win

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Nothing complicated about Chris Sale‘s strong start with the Boston Red Sox. It’s just more of the same from his time with the White Sox. Sale struck out 12 while pitching seven solid innings and Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, leading the Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. It was Sale’s seventh straight start with double-digit strikeouts. The 6-foot-6 left-hander allowed three runs and two hits, both homers. “It’s almost a carbon…

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Rays hold off Red Sox 5-4

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Alex Cobb took a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning before tiring, Evan Longoria hit a homer over the Green Monster completely out of Fenway Park and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Friday night. Coming off a 3-6 home stand, the Rays rebounded with just their second win in six games in Fenway this season. Boston’s Xander Bogaerts singled to extended hitting streak to 15 games, the majors’ current longest active streak. He…

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