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Hooray! Rays end the 2106 season by beating Rangers again

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It ended just fine. It was all those games that came before the end that were the problem. The Tampa Bay Rays closed out their season with a 6-4 extra innings win over the Texas Rangers and a two-game winning streak. But the Rays finished with a 68-94 record, good for the second-worst record in the majors league. It was the worst record Tampa Bay has had since 2007. The Rays, led by manager Kevin Cash, finished ahead of only…

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Home runs lead the Rays to a series sweep against Angels

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The Tampa Bay Rays have scored an inordinate amount of their runs via the long ball. On a day such as Sunday, who’s complaining? The Rays hit two more home runs against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, powering their way to a 3-1 victory. It was the first series sweep of the season for the Rays, and it lifted them above .500 at 15-14 for the year. In all, it wasn’t a bad day for the Rays, who got the…

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Single by Rays’ Curt Casali leads team to first walkoff victory of year

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The unlikiest of heros led the Tampa Bay Rays to their first walk-off victory of the season Saturday night. Curt Casali, hitting .146, singled in Brad Miller, hitting .185, and the Rays pulled their record to 10-11 on the season with a  4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays, who won only three walk-offs a year ago, trailed 3-2 into the seventh before Logan Forsythe hit a home run to tie the game. Forsythe is now hitting .341…

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Rays’ Chris Archer finds his form again in shutout over Orioles

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The hair. You recognized the hair, growing and twisting with all the life of his pitch selection. The striped stirrups. You recognized those, too. But most of all, you recognized the performance of Chris Archer, last year’s all-star, this year’s also-ran, as he shut down the Baltimore Orioles Monday night. Archer was terrific, throwing a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in the win over the Orioles. In particular, it was his change-up that led the way for the Rays (9-10).…

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Rays come from behind one more time to defeat the Atlanta Braves

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For the Tampa Bay Rays, it is not how a game begins. It is how it ends. The Rays, escape artists that they are, are starting to develop a gift for the comeback. Despite a rough start, falling behind by three runs and playing poorly, the Rays came from three runs down once again. It was the third game in the last four where they have rallied despite a three-run deficit, and their overall 24th comeback of the year. This…

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Rays win as sensation Curt Casali hits two more HRs

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For crushing Curt Casali, the markings of stardom were all around him. Who would have expected all of this from a guy who just got to the Tampa Bay Rays? There was the standing ovation after his ninth-inning strikeout, followed by his first-ever curtain call, a tip of a cap from a guy who barely knew what he was doing. There was his Gatorade bath, his second in two nights. There were all the texts from all of his friends,…

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Rays have a keeper of a game as Curt Casali homers twice, Nathan Karns stars

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Starting pitching? Check. A little offense? Check. Good work out of the bullpen? Check. Gee, you think, why can’t the Tampa Bay Rays be this good all of the time? The Rays had their way with the Detroit Tigers in a 5-2 victory Monday night. It was one of those pick-your-stars games. Starting pitcher Nathan Karns gave up one run and three hits over six innings. Catcher Curt Casali, pushing for more playing time, hit two home runs. Third baseman…

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