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Erasmo Ramirez gives the Tampa Bay Rays a reason to keep smiling

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Most of the time, Erasmo Ramirez is smiling. Sometimes, he makes other people smile, too. Ramirez was terrific in his first start of the year Thursday, taming the Detroit Tigers in an 8-1 victory that completed a series sweep, their first since San Diego in mid-August of last season. Ramirez allowed only two hits – and one earned run – in the five innings he pitched. Chase Whitley went the three innings afterward and allowed only one hit, and Tommy…

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Red-hot Rays finish first home streak of the season at 5-2 with win over Blue Jays

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The Tampa Bay Rays have started the 2017 baseball season as if they were trying to make you reconsider. The Rays, last in the American League East a year ago, ran their record to a franchise-best 5-2 start to a season Sunday with a 7-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays are currently in second place in the AL East, a half-game behind Baltimore. This time, the Rays competed hard enough that their angst showed a couple of…

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Kendrys Morales’ grand slam leads Blue Jays over Rays, Blake Snell

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You can blame one swing of the bat. Or, if you look closer, you can blame the walks that came before it. Together, the two led to a four-run third inning that gave the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday night. Blake Snell gave up a grand slam to Kendrys Morales in the third, but only after giving up two-out walks to Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista. “Walks,” Snell said, shaking his head.…

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Angels drub Tampa Bay Rays after Steven Souza benched for not hustling

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It was a big enough gaffe for Tampa Bay’s Steven Souza to be pulled from the game. It was not big enough, evidently, for manager Kevin Cash to talk about after a 13-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Cash pulled Souza from the game in the fourth inning, just after Souza had tripled and scored. Souza had been slow to get out of the batter’s box. “You know what, there are issues that happen in a team that we address…

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Tampa Bay Rays lose first of homestand against homer-happy Oakland

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The Tampa Bay Rays got to come home Friday night. Unfortunately, their baserunners didn’t get to. The Rays dropped the first game of a three-game homestand to the Oakland A’s, 6-3. Oakland hit four home runs in the game, which lowered the Rays’ record to 15-18. Oakland scored four times before the Rays ever came to bat, most of them scoring on a home run by Danny Valencia,who hit two out. They were his second and third homers of the…

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Tampa Bay offense explodes in big victory over the Yankees

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This time, it was the Tampa Bay Rays who turned into the Bronx Bombers. The Rays salvaged one game of their three-game set with the New York Yankees, powering five home runs to pace an 8-1 victory over the Yankees. The Rays scored five times with two out in the top of the first on two homers, three doubles and a single. Steven Souza Jr., on his 27th birthday, hit two home runs to lead the way. Corey Dickerson, Steve…

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Rays’ Steven Souza drives in 4 in spring game against Baltimore

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The Tampa Bay Rays showed a little pop in their lineup Sunday afternoon. Steven Souza hit a bases-loaded home run, Evan Longoria a three-run home run and Logan Morrison a two-run home run as the Rays tied the Baltimore Orioles, 8-8, at Ed Smith Stadium. For the Orioles, Pedro Alverez and Mark Trumbo homered. Alvarez’ was a grand slam and Trumbo’s a two-run shot. The game was called with the score tied at 8 so the Rays could complete their…

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