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Trade deadline day: Tim Beckham headed to Orioles in last-minute deal

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The Baltimore Orioles bolstered their injury-depleted infield by acquiring Tim Beckham from the Tampa Bay Rays for a minor league pitcher just before the trading deadline expired. Beckham is batting .259 in 87 games with the Rays. He’s played second base, third and shortstop.

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Rays hold off Tigers 3-2

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After seeing their team trounced by the Detroit Tigers, Chris Archer and Alex Colome pitched in to stop them. Archer threw six strong innings and Colome got the final five outs as the Rays held off Detroit 3-2 on Saturday. Daniel Robertson drove in Tampa Bay’s first two runs, then scored the tiebreaker in the seventh inning. Detroit had won the first two games of the series, outscoring the Rays 18-7. “That’s a nice team win after a couple frustrating…

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Tigers rout Rays 13-4

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Nicholas Castellanos doubled, tripled and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers routed the Tampa Bay Rays 13-4 on Friday night. Justin Upton drove in three runs for the Tigers, while Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila homered. Daniel Norris (4-4) got the win, giving up three runs on eight hits and a walk in six-plus innings. He matched a season high with eight strikeouts. Erasmo Ramirez (3-2) matched a career worst by allowing 10 runs on nine hits and…

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Miguel Cabrera’s walk-off homer gives Tigers 4-3 win over Rays

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Miguel Cabrera‘s two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. The game was tied at three entering the ninth, but Alex Avila singled off Tommy Hunter (0-2) with one out. Andrew Romine pinch ran and trotted home when Cabrera hit his seventh career game-ending homer into the right-field stands. Justin Wilson (3-2) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Tigers starter…

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