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Rays to end disappointing month of June in Baltimore

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When the time comes to look back on the 2017 season, the Tampa Bay Rays should remember June as a month filled with missed opportunities. While they can still make some noise in the second half of the season, they missed a good chance to establish themselves as a bona fide contender for a playoff spot. Heading into June, Tampa Bay had every reason to be optimistic. They finished May with a winning record, including a 10-4 mark on the…

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Alex Faedo pitches Gators into College World Series finals

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Alex Faedo pitched three-hit ball for 7 1/3 shutout innings in a second straight strong performance against TCU, and Florida moved to the College World Series finals with a 3-0 win Saturday night. No. 3 national seed Florida (50-19) will play Southeastern Conference rival LSU in the best-of-three finals beginning Monday night. Fourth-seeded LSU (52-18) advanced with a 6-1 win over No. 1 Oregon State on Saturday. TCU (50-18) had beaten the Gators 9-2 on Friday to force the winner-take-all…

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Gators blank TCU in College World Series; FSU faces must-win on Monday

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The Florida Gators used strong pitching from Alex Faedo and a couple of timely hits to defeat the TCU Horned Frogs 3-0 Sunday in the College World Series. The win is a much better start in Omaha for Florida than last year when they lost both games and went home early. Faedo was drafted in the first round by the Detroit Tigers in the recent MLB Draft. He looked every bit the part of a first rounder with the way…

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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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Tigers rout Rays 13-4

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Nicholas Castellanos doubled, tripled and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers routed the Tampa Bay Rays 13-4 on Friday night. Justin Upton drove in three runs for the Tigers, while Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila homered. Daniel Norris (4-4) got the win, giving up three runs on eight hits and a walk in six-plus innings. He matched a season high with eight strikeouts. Erasmo Ramirez (3-2) matched a career worst by allowing 10 runs on nine hits and…

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Miguel Cabrera’s walk-off homer gives Tigers 4-3 win over Rays

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Miguel Cabrera‘s two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. The game was tied at three entering the ninth, but Alex Avila singled off Tommy Hunter (0-2) with one out. Andrew Romine pinch ran and trotted home when Cabrera hit his seventh career game-ending homer into the right-field stands. Justin Wilson (3-2) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Tigers starter…

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