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Rays’ reliever Brad Boxberger injured again in loss to Royals

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Brad Boxberger was back. And then he was gone again. For Boxberger, the comeback lasted 16 pitches. He retired two batters. He gave up a home run and a single. And that was it. Boxberger, the reliever of the Tampa Bay Rays,  strained something in his left side Tuesday night, adding even more of a pall in a 10-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals. The Royals had 18 hits in the game, including at least one by 10 position…

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Rays lose closer Brad Boxberger for eight weeks after injury

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At the start, the problem for the Tampa Bay Rays may be closing. The Rays have lost all-star closer Brad Boxberger, whose 41 saves led the American League in 2015. Boxberger had surgery to repair an abdominal muscle injury and will miss eight weeks. That would keep Boxberger sidelined for the season’s first month. The Rays had depended heavily upon Boxberger. They traded away Jake McGee, their other reliever with extensive closing history. Instead, manager Kevin Cash said, the team…

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Rays lose to Twins behind Byung Ho Park’s grand slam

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A Tampa Bay Rays‘ starting pitcher has finally given up runs this spring. Jake Odorizzi gave up a grand slam Sunday in the bottom of the first inning to Byung Ho Park of Minnesota. The runs, however, were unearned after shortstop Tim Beckham made a two-out throwing error. Odorizzi gave up three walks and had three errors behind him in the four-run inning. Closer Brad Boxberger threw a scoreless inning. Blake Snell threw two for the Rays. The Rays scored…

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Yankees come from behind as Brad Boxberger blows another game

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For the optimists, there was Erasmo Ramirez, flirting with history. For the pessimists, there was Brad Boxberger, letting another one slip away. For the realists, there is the ever-daunting problem of trying to get back into the AL wild card race while falling. The Rays are now five games under .500, their lowest point of the season. The New York Yankees put them there Monday night with a 4-1 voctory on a ninth inning comeback. With the Rays one out away from…

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Rays get by Yankees; Evan Longoria hit by pitch

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When the Tampa Bay Rays’ pitching is on, it can compare to anyone’s. Just as the New York Yankees. The Rays managed to slip past the Yankees 3-2 Saturday afternoon, stopping the hottest pitching in the majors along the way. Starter Nathan Eovaldi has been 9-0 with a 3.32 ERA in his previous 13 starts, but he fell behind 3-0 in the first three innings as Asdrubal Cabrera had a two-run single and Kevin Kiermaier an RBI single. The Rays…

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Rays’ Brad Boxberger looks like an all-star again in striking out side

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It was not a must win, said Kevin Cash. It just felt that way. Following three straight defeats, the Tampa Bay Rays showed a sign of life in the America League wild-card race Thursday night with a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins. They needed it. To be swept by the Twins, who are also in the wild-card race, would have been damaging. Instead, they salvaged a game and kept their chances alive. Not only that, but they also benefited from…

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Rays’ Brad Boxberger struggles in 9th, but manages his 30th save

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For Brad Boxberger, one hand was enough. Finally. Boxberger, the Tampa Bay Rays’ closer who has fallen on hard times lately, garnered his 30th save with a little difficulty Friday night. He gave up a run, a wild pitch and three hits, and he had the tying and winning runs in scoring position with one out. Still, he had a strikeout and a flyout to work his way out of trouble in a 2-1 victory over Oakland. For Boxberger, who…

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