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J.T. Realmuto drives in 4 runs leading Marlins over Rays

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J.T. Realmuto drove in four runs, Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run double in Miami’s five-run sixth inning, and the Marlins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-6 on Wednesday night. Stanton’s hit capped a stretch of seven consecutive hits, including Realmuto’s two-run single and an RBI single by Christian Yelich, off reliever Austin Pruitt (3-1) to start the sixth. Realmuto added a two-run triple during Miami’s three-run seventh, helping the Marlins to a 10-5 lead. Marcell Ozuna hit a homer estimated…

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Rays make enough contact against Edinson Volquez to beat Marlins 3-1

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Edinson Volquez struck out nine but allowed a career-high eight walks, and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of his historically uneven performance to beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Tuesday. Logan Morrison hit his sixth home run and was one of only five batters to put the ball in play against Volquez (0-4). But the Rays still managed three runs off the right-hander before he left the game with a thumb blister after 4 1/3 innings. Volquez threw just 42…

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Jake Odorizzi, 4 relievers help Rays beat Marlins

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Jake Odorizzi returned from the disabled list to combine with four relievers on a four-hitter and help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night. Odorizzi made his first start since April 15 and allowed two hits and two runs, one earned, in five innings. He was activated before the game after recovering from a strained left hamstring. Danny Farquhar (1-1) pitched a perfect sixth. Chris Whitley came on to retire Christian Yelich with two on to…

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7 questions heading into the World Series

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The World Series may not be what it used to be, but don’t tell that to the fans of the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals. Because of the spread of baseball around the world, the winner is no longer called “World Champion,” but Champions of Baseball will be perfectly fine with either team. On Tuesday night, the Mets and Royals open the World Series in Kansas City. The winner will still raise the Commissioner’s Trophy, which looks the…

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Will Brad Boxberger finally get his big chance in Cincinnati?

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If Brad Boxberger is called upon to make a relief appearance during tomorrow night’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati, he will achieve a number of goals. First and foremost, every young professional player dreams of playing in a World Series and the All-Star Game. In addition to those goals, Boxberger imagined himself taking the mound at Great American Ballpark as a Cincinnati Red. The Fullerton, Calif., native and former USC Trojan was a first-round pick of the Reds…

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