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Rays’ Matt Andriese has winning formula in victory over Red Sox

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For the Tampa Bay Rays, the formula works. Even when there are days the performance seems to argue against it. For Rays’ manager Kevin Cash, the formula is simple. Try to get six innings out of your starter, then turn things over to your bullpen, provided it has had enough rest. Take Saturday afternoon’s game, for instance. Matt Andriese could not have pitched much better than he did against the Red Sox. He retired 18 of 19 batters. He threw…

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Bullpen shuts opponent down again to lead Rays’ win

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Anymore, this is not simply relief. For the Tampa Bay Rays, this is reinvention. The Rays, as has so often been the case, have become primarily a bullpen team so far this year. Once again Friday night, they turned to their bullpen one more time, pulling out a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. This time, the effort was needed after starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi left the game in the fifth inning with a strained oblique, the latest injury to…

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