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Rays tell James Loney he won’t be on opening-day roster

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For James Loney, it’s time to move on. Loney, the Rays’ first baseman for the past three seasons, has been told he will not be on the team’s opening-day roster, leaving Tampa Bay on the hook for his $8-million salary. He was told Wednesday he will be released or traded. Loney hit .291 in his time with the Rays, and he was the star of the international victory over Cuba. But it figured to be difficult for Loney after the…

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Rays win much-hyped game against the Cuban Nationals, 4-1

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Capitalism 4, Communism 0. The most significant preseason baseball game in Tampa Bay Rays history ended up in an easy victory of the Rays Tuesday, as Tampa Bay beat the Cuban National team, 4-1. Matt Moore threw six shutout innings, and James Loney drove in three runs on a single and a home run to beat the Cubans in a game that often seemed more impressive by the dignitaries who attended. Besides U.S. President Barrack Obama, those in attendance included…

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Tampa Bay bullpen falters again in late-inning loss to Mets

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When a team’s biggest strength becomes a weakness, it means trouble. The bullpen of the Tampa Bay Rays, the best thing about the team this season, faltered for the second straight game Friday night, losing a 4-3 game when both Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger gave up runs, a rarity. Boxberger took the loss, giving up three hits, an error and a wild pitch in the ninth inning. He also gave up two runs. Had Boxberger shut down New York,…

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James Loney’s hit lets Rays rally to beat Boston, avoid sweep

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Facing a sweep against the cellar-dwelling Boston Red Sox, the Tampa Bay Rays showed signs of life Sunday afternoon. The Rays rallied from two runs to beat the Red Sox, 4-3. The victory was only the team’s 10th since June (in 27 games). James Loney singled to center field to drive in Asdrubal Cabrera with the winning run. Cabrera had doubled to tie the game at 3-3. Rod Boxberger finished up the game for his 26th  save. Jake Odorizzi picked…

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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, Matt Moore lose to the Phillies, the worst team in baseball

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They didn’t pitch very well. They didn’t hit very well. They didn’t field very well. Except for that, things went swimmingly for the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night. The Rays lost to the worst team in baseball, dropping a 5-3 decision to the Philadelphia Phillies and pitcher David Buchanan, who had entered the game 0-5. But the Rays collected only six hits Monday night. Starting pitcher Matt Moore continued to look as if he was trying to find himself after last…

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Rays finally end their losing skid by beating Yankees

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Finally. Relief. The Tampa Bay Rays won a baseball game at last Sunday afternoon, finally getting enough hitting, enough scoring and enough pitching to return to the win column after losing seven straight ballgames. They beat the New York Yankees, 8-1, scoring the game’s first four and its last four. The Rays had been fairly creative in all their losing, dropping games on three-run homers and on botched bunt plays. They had won only one of their previous 10 games.…

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