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Rays’ relief pitchers Alex Colome doesn’t get into the AL’s victory over NL

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The American League won its annual All-Star Game Tuesday night without any help at all from the Tampa Bay Rays. Alex Colome, the relief pitcher from the Rays, didn’t get into the game as AL won a 4-2 decision. The AL used 10 pitchers in the game, won by Corey Kluber. Not one of them was Colome, who had saved 19 straight games going in. Eric Hosmer of Kansas City hit a two-run home run to lead the American League.…

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No All-Star game for Rays’ third baseman Evan Longoria, fifth in voting

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In the end, Evan Longoria got a pretty nice t-shirt. He did not, however, get the final spot on the AL all-star team. Longoria finished fifth of five players competing for the final spot on the AL roster. Toronto’s Michael Sanders won the spot with 17.7 million votes. Following Saunders were George Springer, Dustin Pedroia and Ian Kinsler. In the National League, Brandon Belt of the Giants got the slot. He was followed by Sterling Marte of the Pirates, Trevor…

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Rays’ Chris Archer not named as AL All-Star Starter

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After seeing him up close, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost evidently wasn’t sufficiently impressed with Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer. At least he wasn’t impressed enough to name as the starter for the upcoming All-Star game. Instead, Yost named Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros as his starter on Monday. Keuchel is 11-4 on the season with a 2.23 ERA. Archer had a chance to debut, starting last week against Yost’s team. But Archer had one of his worst starts,…

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AL All-Stars include Chris Archer, Brad Boxberger

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The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t have any everyday players named to the American League All-Star game, but they could have something to say about who starts and who finishes it. The Rays had two pitchers named to the All-Star game Monday, one who was thought to be a sure thing and the other who said he felt “shock” that he was named. Starter Chris Archer (9-5) and reliever Brad Boxberger (20 saves) were named to the team Monday. It has…

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At age 26, Rays’ Chris Archer has become a star pitcher

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When he was 26, it was a very good year. For David Price, the old Tampa Bay Rays’ pitcher, it was the finest of times. He won 20 that year. He won the Cy Young in 2012. As far as pitching is concerned, he put a claim in on the future. So far, Chris Archer has been better. He is 26 now, and Archer is putting in a claim of his own. He has been dominant, especially in his last…

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