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Rays win series from Sox behind Brandon Guyer, Matt Moore

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For a man who didn’t start the season with a defined role, Brandon Guyer is proving indispensable for the Tampa Bay Rays.

One day after a home run, Guyer went four-for-four to lead the Rays to their first series win of the season.

Matt Moore led the way to the win, throwing 6.1 innings and allowing only two runs and five hits. Alex Colome had his first save out of the bullpen.

“Brando is such a big part of our lineup,” said Rays manager Kevin Cash.

The Rays now travel to Boston to open a three-game set against the Red Sox. Drew Smyly pitches for Tampa Bay.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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