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Kevin Kiermaier hits homer as Rays finally beat Royals

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The Rays finally beat Kansas City, a win that left them feeling, well, like royalty. After six straight defeats to the Royals, and being outscored 42-21, the Rays finally salvaged their final game of the year with a 3-2 win over  Kansas City, which allowed them to  come back to within two games of .500. The Rays got a tie-breaking home run from Kevin Kiermaier, who had a strong homestand, and another from Brandon Guyer in the win. Brad Boxberger…

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Twins club Tampa Bay as the Rays return home for wild-card race

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The Tampa Bay Rays tried to stay in the AL wild-card race Tuesday night when they returned home to Tropicana Field. It didn’t go so well. The Rays were trounced, 11-7, by the Minnesota Twins, giving up a three-run, a two-run and a solo homer along the way. Minnesota scored 10 times in the first five innings and ran away with the game. The Rays fell 3 ½ games back in their chase for the second AL wild card, and…

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Rays have a keeper of a game as Curt Casali homers twice, Nathan Karns stars

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Starting pitching? Check. A little offense? Check. Good work out of the bullpen? Check. Gee, you think, why can’t the Tampa Bay Rays be this good all of the time? The Rays had their way with the Detroit Tigers in a 5-2 victory Monday night. It was one of those pick-your-stars games. Starting pitcher Nathan Karns gave up one run and three hits over six innings. Catcher Curt Casali, pushing for more playing time, hit two home runs. Third baseman…

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Rays’ Nathan Karns provides the pitching, hitting his team needs

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The Tampa Bay Rays had been struggling with their starting pitching. Nathan Karns cured that. They had been struggling with the bats, too. Karns cured that, as well. Karns had one of those memorable do-it-all games Tuesday night, throwing five shutout innings of three-hit baseball and hitting a solo home run in the third inning to lead the Rays to a 1-0 lead over the Philadelphia Phillies. For the Rays, it was the first time this season a pitcher has…

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Rays hammered by Royals as losing streak grows even longer

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And now, for some good news for the Tampa Bay Rays. Planes leave Kansas City every hour. There are trains that leave town, and busses, and rental cars. There is walking. Just some way, any way, you have to let the Rays out of this town of terror before they get bludgeoned again. For Tampa Bay, this has not been a friendly town. The Rays, in a nightmare of a skid, suffered its worst series of the year against the…

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Tampa Bay throws one away as its losing streak continues

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During their recent slump, the hitting of the Tampa Bay Rays has been questioned. The pitching has been questioned. And now, the defense. Before long, the entire blueprint of the Rays will be questioned. The Rays lost, again. This time, it was 3-2, and this time, it was the gloves that let the team down. Brad Boxberger’s error in the bottom of the ninth allowed the winning run home, costing Tampa Bay another heartbreaker to the New York Yankees. Tampa…

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Rays can’t ruffle Indians rookie Cody Anderson in loss

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Someone warn Cody Anderson. Eventually, major league hitters will be tougher than the Tampa Bay Rays‘ lineup. The Rays struggled offensively again Monday night, again being shut down by Cleveland Indians’ 24-year-old rookie Anderson, who firted with a perfect game into the seventh. In all, Tampa Bay wound up with only three hits — only two off Anderson — in the defeat. The Rays have been shut out twice during the streak, and scored Monday night only when Grady Sizemore hit…

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