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Corey Dickerson’s late homer leads Rays over Indians

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Corey Dickerson finally delivered a big hit for the Tampa Bay Rays with men on base. Dickerson’s broke out of an 0-for-21 slump with a three-run homer in the eighth inning that carried the Rays to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Tampa Bay had scored only four runs in its previous five games.

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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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World Series managers already face second-guessing

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Joe Maddon and Terry Francona are among the most highly regarded managers in Major League Baseball. If Maddon and the Chicago Cubs win tonight, he joins the exclusive club of guiding a World Series Champion. A victory by the Cleveland Indians would mean a third World Series ring for Francona, having won with the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and 2007. Despite their high stature, both managers will be open to second-guessing for decisions made in Game 6, depending on…

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Indians’ Josh Tomlin pitches game of his life with dad in stands

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When Josh Tomlin‘s night was done and he made the walk to Cleveland’s dugout, his eyes scanned the Wrigley Field crowd searching for his dad. He found Jerry Tomlin, who made it to the World Series – just like they both had dreamed. With his dad watching from a wheelchair, Tomlin pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings Friday night as the Indians spoiled a game Chicago fans had waited 71 years to see by blanking the Cubs 1-0 in Game 3…

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Dueling droughts: Cubs, Indians to meet in World Series

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At long, long last, it’s true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series. The matchup between teams that forever waited till next year – next century, really – is finally here. A classic Fall Classic, for sure. Do-it-all Javier Baez, flashy Francisco Lindor, MVP caliber Kris Bryant and a bevy of young stars. Lights-out relievers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, and wily skippers Joe Maddon and Terry Francona. Plus, intrigue if injured All-Star starter Danny…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.2.15 — A call to (healthy) arms

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There’s no crying in baseball. Remember that maxim handed down to us via Tom Hanks’ character to Madonna’s in 1992’s A League of Their Own? But there is heartbreak. Last night at Tropicana Field, Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Indians’ first no-hitter since Len Barker’s perfect game way back in 1989. But on an 0-2 pitch, Tampa Bay Rays hitter Joey Butler lined a pitch over a diving second baseman’s glove, and the no-no was…

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