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Rays lose again despite an offensive ‘explosion’

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Perhaps it is a good thing the Tampa Bay Rays were not on television Thursday. These days, the Rays are just too hard to watch. The Rays were swept in their four-game series against the Cleveland Indians, and their ccurrent streak fell to only 2-9, and the Rays took firm control of fourth place in the AL East. This time, the Rays lost in the 10th inning on a home run by Mike Aviles. Yeah, it has looked ugly lately.…

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Red Sox continue their mastery over Chris Archer

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Sooner or later, there was bound to be a day like this. Sooner or later, Chris Archer of the Tampa Bay Rays was bound to lose. Archer was beaten for the first time since May 7, 10 starts aga, as the Boston Red Sox hit three home runs to earn a 5-3 victory over him Sunday afternoon. Archer struck out 10, but one of the long balls he surrendered was a two-run homer to old nemisis David Ortiz. Archer had…

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Rays’ Chris Archer keeps winning, downs Blue Jays

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At this rate, every pitcher in the American League may start dining on salmon and kale. Certainly, it helped to fuel Chris Archer of the Tampa Bay Rays to his latest superb outing, as Archer shut down the high-powered Toronto Blue Jays for his sixth straight victory Tuesday night. Archer allowed only three hits through eight innings and struck out seven. The Rays, who had lost two in a row, snapped back to beat the Blue Jays and stay ahead in…

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Rays come from behind to win again in Washington

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Rain delays don’t matter. Great nights by old teammates don’t matter. An early deficit doesn’t matter. The surprising roll of the Tampa Bay Rays continued Thursday night in Washington, when the Rays scored four runs in the sixth inning to win a comeback victory over the Washington Nationals to win their series. The Rays are now eight games over .500 and have won six out of their last seven games. How impressive is this streak? Impressive enough that a 17-minute…

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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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Rays’ Chris Archer dominates against Seattle

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This time, the Tampa Bay Rays scored three. It felt as if they were running up the score. The Rays won their third game of a four-game set against the Seattle Mariners, succeeding at a time when runs were hard to come by. For instance, the Rays managed only seven runs in the series, and yet the pitching and defense made it stand up. The latest star, again, was pitcher Chris Archer, who is off to a dominant start. Archer,…

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Chris Archer superb as Rays stifle Angels’ bats

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The bats were the same size. The strike zone had not been altered. The fences were not moved back. But when Chris Archer is on the pitcher’s mound, it can make a world of difference for the Tampa Bay Rays. Archer shut down the same potent bats from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, dazzling the opponents in a 6-1 victory Tuesday night. Archer struck out a record-tying 15 batters in eight innings, spreading six hits. For Archer, 6-4, it…

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