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Jameson Taillon keeps Rays in check as Pirates roll to 4-0 victory

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Jameson Taillon scattered seven hits over 6 1/3 innings, Gregory Polanco and John Jaso hit solo home runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Thursday night. Taillon (4-2) walked two and struck out four in his longest outing since returning from a battle with testicular cancer earlier this month, lowering his ERA to 2.97 despite allowing at least one base runner in six of the seven innings he worked. Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 3 with an RBI single. The 2013 National League MVP is hitting…

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Rays manager Kevin Cash has been money

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As Labor Day approaches, here is something only a few super fans would have actually believed possible in April; the Rays actually have a reasonable chance to make the post season. Somehow, Tampa Bay is only three and one-half games behind the Texas Rangers for the second Wild Card spot. With a record of 66-66, the Rays are tied with Anaheim and have only the Minnesota Twins ahead of them before possibly chasing down the Rangers. Kevin Cash deserves a few…

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