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Rays finally end their losing streak, batter visiting Red Sox , 13-7

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Whee! One in a row. For the Tampa Bay Rays, the long, empty losing streak has ended. In its place is a smaller, precious little one-game winning streak that came in a 13-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The Rays scored five times in the first and four in the second, then hung on to beat Boston. Oh, the Rays still ended up giving up seven runs, which makes 79 in their last 12 games. But Tampa Bay had…

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Seldom used Nick Franklin homers to lead Rays past Yankees

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Nick Franklin? You could just imagine the players of the New York Yankees, shaking their heads and saying, “Nick Franklin?” Franklin, who was hitting only .133 in a sputtering season, cranked a two-run homer in the sixth to give the Tampa Bay Rays a lead. The Rays won, 6-3, to break a three-game losing streak. It was a while coming. Franklin, expected to contend for a middle-infield role on this team, had only one home run and only three RBI…

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Infielders take to the mound as Rays are clobbered

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Some race in the American League East, isn’t it? The first-place Tampa Bay Rays lost 16-4 on Tuesday night. The second place New York Yankees lost 12-2. For both teams, it was a struggle on the mound. How bad was it. It was so bad that the Washington National’s Wilson Ramos hit a home run off first baseman Jake Elmore. Then he hit a home run off second baseman Nick Franklin. It is easy to guess he wanted a crack at…

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