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Late homer spurs Twins to 5-3 win over Rays

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Brian Dozier‘s tiebreaking two-run home run for Minnesota with two outs in the eighth inning followed a pitching change by Tampa Bay and spurred the Twins to a 5-3 victory Saturday afternoon over the Rays. The Twins were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position until Dozier stepped in against Tommy Hunter with a man on third. The 426-foot drive, Dozier’s seventh of the season, bounced off the ribbon videoboard between the upper and lower deck in right-center field.…

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Rays move above .500 as Jake Odorizzi shuts down Pirates

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Jake Odorizzi looks like he’s ready for the baseball season to begin. Teammate Steven Souza seems to be catching up. Together, the two led the Tampa Bay Rays (11-10) to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday night. Tampa Bay took a 3-0 lead, then coasted against the Pirates. Souza, who has been off to a slow start since his injury, had two hits to improve his average to .185 for the spring. He also drove in two runs.…

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