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Rays squander lead, Evan Longoria homers in loss to O’s

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There were times they seemed to have the game in hand. There were times they let it slip through their fingers. The Tampa Bay Rays‘ winning streak ended Wednesday night when they blew a 7-6 defeat to the Baltimore Orioles. The Rays blew a 4-0 lead and a 6-4 lead in the ninth along their way to the loss, squandering a pair of home runs by Evan Longoria along the way. It was Longoria’s 200th and 201st home runs of…

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Rays lose another game in extra innings, Brad Boxberger blows save

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If the Rays fail to make the playoffs, there will be a lot of reasons. Chief among those may be the team’s inability to play in extra innings. The Rays lost their second extra inning game in two nights to Houston. The Rays, now two games under .500 on the season, lost a 3-2 game to the Houston Astros in 13 innings Wednesday — lowering the team’s record to 2-10 in extra innings this season. Carlos Correa knocked in the…

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Rays lose another one in extra innings as Brad Boxberger falters

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The Tampa Bay Rays are not big fans of working overtime. The Rays’ record in extra innings fell to 2-9 Tuesday night when Houston’s Marwin Gonzalez hit a home run on a full count in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the Astros to a 3-2 victory. It was Boxberger’s fourth loss since July 22 and his ninth of the season, a record for a Rays’ reliever. Tampa Bay held a 2-1 into the eighth on Curt Casali’s ninth…

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