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Tampa Bay Rays take out their frustrations on Boston’s Red Sox

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After spending the week getting beaten up in New York, any place else would have felt fine for the Tampa Bay Rays. Even Boston. The Rays, fresh off being swept by the Yankees, took their frustrations out on the Boston Red Sox Friday night in a 10-5 victory. Four different Rays hit home runs, led by Logan Morrison’s first career grand slam. Also homering were Shane Peterson, just up from the minors, Brad Miller, who hit his first homer of…

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Yankees’ Michael Pineda tames Rays back in their first road loss of year

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This time, the Tampa Bay Rays ran into the good Michael Pineda. In their first road game of the year, Pineda was a stop sign. He flirted with a perfect game, sitting down the Rays’ first 20 batters en route to a two-hitter in an 8-1 win by the New York Yankees. He struck out 11. You can hardly blame the Rays if they failed to recognize Pineda as the inconsistent pitcher who lasted only eight batters against Tampa Bay…

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Who’s on first? Rays re-sign Logan Morrison to roster

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If a Tampa Bay Rays fan was looking for something new, Tuesday was a disappointing day. The Rays, whose interest in slugger Chris Carter had been well reported, missed out on the former Milwaukee slugger, who signed with the New York Yankees for $3.5 million. Carter would have been an intriguing addition after a 41-home run season. Later in the day, the Rays reached a new agreement with Logan Morrison, who hit .238 for the team a year ago. He…

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Tampa Bay Rays lose to Marlins despite three more hits by Logan Morrison

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Hey, didn’t you used to be Logan Morrison? You know, the guy who was hitting .119 after 28 games? The guy who didn’t have a home run? The guy who didn’t have an RBI? These days, it’s a different Morrison who plays for the Rays. He’s hit .556 over his last eight games, and he’s brought his season average up to .225. He has seven RBI in his last seven games. Alas, three more hits by Morrison could not lift…

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Rays’ Logan Morrison finally contributes to team’s offense

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For a month, Logan Morrison was trappped in a nightmare. He couldn’t hit. He couldn’t field.He couldn’t contribute to the Tampa Bay Rays. For 29 games, Morrison was helpless. No home runs. No RBI. He was hitting .129 with 29 strikeouts in 94 at bats. His slugging percentage was .153. His on baseball percentage was .229. He kept going to the plate, and he kept walking back to the dugout. In May, he had hit only .100, and was last…

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This time, Florida Gators hope to make it past the stubborn Missouri Tigers

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For the University of Florida, reality is named Missouri. For two years now, it has been the Missouri Tigers who have revealed to the Gators who they really are. Unfortunately. Saturday, we will see if it can happen again. Last year, for instance, Florida was 4-2, and everything seemed to be correctable. And then Missouri came into Ben Hill Griffith Stadium, and everything changed. Missouri won 42-14, and the Gators limped to a 7-5 finish that cost head coach Will…

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Tampa’s Vernon Hargreaves of Florida named to All-SEC Preseason Team

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Junior cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III of Tampa has made another preseason all-conference team. This time, it is the SEC preseason all-conference team, and Hargreaves is the one Gator on the first team. On the second team are defensive end Jonathan Bullard and linebacker Antonio Morrison. On the third team are wide receiver Demarcus Robinson and running back Kelvin Taylor. Alabama and LSU each placed 10 members on the team, the SEC announced. Every one of the 14 SEC schools placed at…

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