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Rays’ Matt Moore pitches well again in victory over Los Angeles Dodgers

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Slowly, he is returning to his role as ace of the Tampa Bay Rays staff. Whether he stays here is another matter. Matt Moore pitched well once again Wednesday, and the Rays won a 3-1 decision over the Los Angeles Dodgers. For Moore, it was the 10th straight game in which he has pitched at least six innings. He is 5-3 in his last eight decisions. Against the Dodgers, Moore allowed only four hits. Even better, he got one himself,…

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Rays’ hitters come to life in victory over Los Angeles Dodgers

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It starts when you notice a toe twitch. Then there is a low moan. Then comes the faint heartbeat. My goodness, the offense of the Tampa Bay Rays is alive! That offense, dormant most of the season, finally flipped the switch Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rays hit four home runs and two doubles and went on to an 8-5 victory. The Rays are now 12-14 on the season. The Rays got a home run from Brandon…

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Dodgers clobber Tampa Bay Rays behind Howie Kendrick, 10-5

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The Tampa Bay Rays don’t play the Los Angeles Dodgers very often. Judging from Tuesday night’s result, perhaps that’s a good thing. The Rays fell hard to the Dodgers, losing 10-5 to fall to 11-14 through their first 25 games. Pitcher Matt Moore in particular had a tough night, giving up seven earned runs in only 4 1/3 innings and striking out only two. “He didn’t locate the ball as well as he should have, and they took advantage of…

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Former Rays’ architect Andrew Friedman returns home to Trop

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Now that Andrew Friedman is coming home, will the winning return as well? That’s the way a lot of people see it, mind you. Friedman was the general manager in charge during most of the Rays’ good days; therefore he enabled them. Right? Well, it isn’t that simple. Friedman, now in charge of the Los Angeles Dodgers, actually had a lousy season  (77-85) the last time he (and Joe Maddon) were in charge of the Rays. They ran a team…

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Giants, Dodgers to visit Tampa Bay next season

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If this season proves to be too much for the Tampa Bay Rays, well, wait til next year. Two of baseball’s most known franchises will visit St. Petersburg next season as the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers come to town. Those are two of the highlights that make up the team’s schedule, which was announced by Major League Baseball on Wednesday. The Rays will open their season on April 4 against Toronto, which is currently leading the…

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