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Logan Morrison speaks to truth about Home Run Derby snub

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Logan Morrison spoke for the Major League Baseball small market teams with his Tuesday comments following the decision not to invite him to Monday night’s Home Run Derby. Good for him. On Wednesday, MLB announced New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and his 13 home runs will join 7 other participants, while Morrison and his 24 home runs received the “not interested” snub. The Rays’ first baseman spoke his mind when asked. “Gary shouldn’t be there,” Morrison said. “Gary’s a…

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Rays shut down Reds 8-3

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This dash to third base was a bit different for Mallex Smith. The Tampa Bay left fielder rushed in to tag out speedy Billy Hamilton after a lengthy rundown, highlighting the Rays‘ 8-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. “When you get the fast guy like that, you’ve got to bring our fast guy and run him down,” Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. Hamilton stole his major league-leading 31st base in the fourth inning. But he later got…

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Corey Dickerson, Jesus Sucre homer in Rays 6-5 win over Reds

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Corey Dickerson went deep, Alex Cobb threw seven solid innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Tuesday night. Dickerson had his 29th multi-hit game of the season with two hits. He drove in Tampa Bay’s first run with a third-inning single, then capped their scoring with his 16th home run in the fourth. Cobb (6-5) gave up two runs and eight hits while striking out six. Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his 20th save.…

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Reds snap 9-game losing streak by beating Rays 7-3

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Scott Schebler and Scooter Gennett homered and Joey Votto snapped an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single, helping the Cincinnati Reds end a season-high nine-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Schebler led off the fifth inning with his 19th homer, tying Votto for the team lead. Gennett went deep for the second consecutive day, his first homers since hitting four in a game against St. Louis on June 6, to make…

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