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Kelso Tanner reacts to ‘outrageous’ comments made by Ione Townsend regarding Confederate monument vote

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Days after four of the five Republican members of the Hillsborough County Commission voted to keep a Confederate monument in front of the county courthouse, the controversy isn’t dissipating. Last Friday afternoon, Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee Chair Ione Townsend issued a blistering statement against the Republican commissioners for their vote, calling it “a continuation of white supremacy and white privilege policies.” Those remarks are now being rebuked by Kelso Tanner, a Hillsborough GOP political consultant and school board candidate,…

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Rays lose their sixth of the last seven games after big error

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The Tampa Bay Rays can’t wait to get home. The Rays limped through the final game of their homestand, losing six of the seven games to ruin a good start. The Rays lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Saturday with a familiar pattern: A good start, loose defense, a lost chance at a comeback and too many strikeouts. Tampa Bay started out the season 5-2, but in six of the seven games since, the Rays have had at least…

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Rays beat Blue Jays in extra innings behind Mallex Smith’s big night

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For a moment, it appeared that the strategy had worked. It hadn’t. For a moment, it appeared that the Toronto Blue Jays could get out of the jam. They couldn’t. The Tampa Bay Rays won another close one Saturday night, edging the Blue Jays in 11 innings. And the catalyst to it all was a speedy outfielder who had a career night. Mallex Smith reached base five times, on two hits and three walks. He hit a double and scored…

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Brad Miller hits his 25th homer as Rays sweep Padres

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Brad Miller seems intent on making Tropicana Field his home. Miller launched yet another home run, his 25th of the season, Wednesday afternoon and the Rays got shutout pitching from Chris Archer to win 2-0. It was the Rays’ fourth sweep of the season. Miller has three home runs in his last seven at-bats. Of his 25 homers, 19 have come at Tropicana Field. He has almost equaled his career total of 29 coming into the season. “I think I…

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Brad Miller’s 3-run home run lifts Rays past Kansas City

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Brad Miller found his new position Thursday afternoon. It’s called “crossing the plate.” Miller, whose shortstop position will be lost to newly acquired Matt Duffy, nonetheless continued his hot hitting. His three-run homer in the eighth inning pulled out a 3-2 victory for the Tampa Bay Rays over Kansas City. Miller now has four homers in his last six games, including a career-high 19 for the year. His home run came on a 1-1 pitch with Logan Forsythe (who had singled) and Kevin Kiermaier (who had walked). The Rays…

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Home runs lead the Rays to a series sweep against Angels

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The Tampa Bay Rays have scored an inordinate amount of their runs via the long ball. On a day such as Sunday, who’s complaining? The Rays hit two more home runs against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, powering their way to a 3-1 victory. It was the first series sweep of the season for the Rays, and it lifted them above .500 at 15-14 for the year. In all, it wasn’t a bad day for the Rays, who got the…

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Rays’ new shortstop Brad Miller homers in victory over Boston

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Brad Miller is the new starting shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays because of his glove. Friday, however, it was his bat that made some noise. Miller hit a two-run home run, his first of the spring, to lead the Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox in spring training. For the Rays, Mikie Mahtook, Logan Morrison, Taylor Motter, Granden Goetzman and Miller knocked runs in. Seven Rays pitchers combined for the victory, including starter Dana Eveland,…

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