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Rays unload 5 homers in 9-1 rout of Tigers

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Logan Morrison homered twice and Steven Souza Jr. hit his first career grand slam as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 9-1 Sunday to split a four-game series. Derek Norris and Evan Longoria also homered for the Rays, who won five of seven in the season series with Detroit. Jake Faria (3-0) allowed one run, six hits and a walk in seven innings. He struck out a career-high nine. Faria is the second starting pitcher in Rays history…

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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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