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Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore pitches well again, looks to next year

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If this was the end for Matt Moore – and Moore hopes that it was not – then he finished his 2015 season on a good note. Moore pitched a strong game for the third straight outing as the Rays beat the Florida Marlins, 4-2. Moore surrendered only one run over seven innings, and the Rays’ late homers sealed the victory. Mikie Mahtook hit a homer to tie the game at 2, and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer…

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Rays’ Steven Souza hits his first homer since July 4 in victory

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Steven Souza Jr. gave the Rays something to think about for next year. Kevin Kiermaier gave the Rays something to think about for next year. As for Asdrubal Cabrera, he’s trying to make sure the Rays consider that this might not be his last year. Together, the three of them combined for 10 hits Wednesday night in a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Souza had the first four-hit game of his career, and Kiermaier and Cabrera each had…

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Rays come from behind (really) to beat the Red Sox, 8-4

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Staring another loss in the eye, the Tampa Bay Rays made a rare comeback on Friday night. The Rays scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox, coming back to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4. It was only the team’s sixth victory in which they have trailed after seven innings. Asdrubal Cabrera and J.P. Arencibia hit two-run homers to lead the Rays’ eighth-inning uprising. Logan Forsythe singled home Evan Longoria, who had…

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Tampa Bay Rays finally come from behind to win in nine

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Oh, so this is what a ninth-inning comeback feels like. The Tampa Bay Rays, who had been 0-49 on the season when trailing after eight innings, finally came from behind to win one in the final frame Saturday night in a 5-4 win over Oakland. The Rays had come from behind 25 times this year, more than one-third of all their wins, but never in the final chapter. The Rays scored two runs on a double by the red-hot Asdrubal…

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Rays lose one late as Rangers manage to get to reliever Jake McGee

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This time, there was no comeback. This time, there was no close-out. This time, the Tampa Bay Rays lost. The Rays had a four-game winning streak snapped in a 5-3 loss to the Texas Rangers Friday night, a rare game in that they didn’t come from behind to win, as they have done 24 times, and they didn’t have their bullpen star late in the game, as in most of their victories. Hard-throwing pitcher Jake McGee entered with a 3-3…

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Rays’ Brad Boxberger walks home winning run in bottom of 10th inning

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The Tampa Bay Rays fumbled away one of their more memorable comebacks Wednesday afternoon. The Rays fell behind 5-0 in the first inning, then fought their way back to a tie to force extra innings against the Chicago White Sox. However, a walk by Brad Boxberger to Avisail Garcia brought the winning run home in the bottom of the 10th. Adam Eaton had singled to start the inning, then stole second and took third when the throw bounced off shortstop…

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James Loney’s hit lets Rays rally to beat Boston, avoid sweep

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Facing a sweep against the cellar-dwelling Boston Red Sox, the Tampa Bay Rays showed signs of life Sunday afternoon. The Rays rallied from two runs to beat the Red Sox, 4-3. The victory was only the team’s 10th since June (in 27 games). James Loney singled to center field to drive in Asdrubal Cabrera with the winning run. Cabrera had doubled to tie the game at 3-3. Rod Boxberger finished up the game for his 26th  save. Jake Odorizzi picked…

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