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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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Rays’ offensive is explosive again in big win over San Diego

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Suddenly, there is muscle in their bats. Suddenly, the ballpark cannot hold the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays clobbered the San Diego Padres Tuesday night, hitting five home runs in an easy 15-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. It continued a torrid offense by the Rays. Tampa Bay has now scored 35 runs over their last three games, and they’ve scored 66 runs in their last seven victories. Since the all-star break, the Rays are 15-15, and have scored…

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Rays beat Padres behind a pitching gem by Drew Smyly

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The Tampa Bay Rays are finally getting the brand of pitching they thought they would get all along. For instance, consider Drew Smyly. Smyly threw seven innings of one-hit baseball at the San Diego Padres Monday night, his fifth straight quality start. In those five games, Smyly is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA. “This game is full of streaks, hitting and pitching,” Smyly said. “You’ve just got to try to ride out the good streaks and try to limit the…

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Former Ray Wil Myers to miss two months with wrist injury

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If you were waiting to decide a winner in the Rays’ off-season, the early verdict may be in. On Wednesday, as Steven Souza Jr. of the Tampa Bay Rays was going three-for-four with a home run, the San Diego Padres announced that that former Ray Wil Myers will undergo surgery on his left wrist. “This kid is special. This will be a big blow,” Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said before Wednesday’s game against the Athletics. “Everybody will have to step…

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