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Jake Odorizzi again shines as Tampa Bay wins one against New York

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The bottom of the American League East standings is hardly the place you would look for an ace. Nevertheless, Jake Odorizzi of the Tampa Bay Rays continues to shine. Odorizzi, 4-0 in his last six starts, took another victory Sunday in a 12-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Odorizzi has a 1.66 ERA since the break. The Rays led only 3-2 going into the fourth inning, but scored six runs that inning and four more in the seventh. In the…

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Rays nearing last place in American League after loss to Twins

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The Tampa Bay Rays aren’t in the cellar yet, but they can see it from here. The Rays lost a 6-3 game to the Minnesota Twins Sunday, dropping the Rays to one-half game ahead of the Twins in the American League. Miguel Sano hit two home runs, one of them off the roof at Tropicana Field. “I think that one got away from us a little bit,” said Rays’ manager Kevin Cash. “Interesting first inning. I thought Matt Andriese threw the…

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Rays stay out of cellar as Chris Archer pitches well against Twins

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Against the worst team in the American League, the best players for the Tampa Bay Rays finally were their players. As a result, the Rays avoided replacing the Minnesota Twins in the AL cellar. Tampa Bay won 7-3 over the Twins in a game with several heroes. There was pitcher Chris Archer, who threw six innings of three-hit, one-run baseball. Archer is still only 6-15 on the season, but he’s 2-2 in his last four games. There was third baseman…

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Rays finally win another game as Evan Longoria homers twice against Orioles

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The Tampa Bay Rays are hot. They have won one in a row, and two of their last 14, and four of their last 27 games. They have now won one of their last 20 games against first-place teams. Evan Longoria is coming off a two-home run game. The bullpen is on a scoreless streak. Everyone together: Wheee! Things finally came together for the Rays in Sunday’s 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The Rays managed only six hits, but four of them were homers (two…

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Rays need more shutdown innings in their last loss to the Boston Red Sox

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If there is anything that the worst streak in the history of the Tampa Bay Rays franchise has shown us, it’s that they know how to fall behind. Take Friday night’s loss (what else?) to the Boston Red Sox. The Rays fell behind in the first inning. They caught up. They fell behind again. They caught up again. They fell behind again. Why? Because that’s what losing teams do. The Rays lost their 20th game in 23 outings Friday night,…

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No All-Star game for Rays’ third baseman Evan Longoria, fifth in voting

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In the end, Evan Longoria got a pretty nice t-shirt. He did not, however, get the final spot on the AL all-star team. Longoria finished fifth of five players competing for the final spot on the AL roster. Toronto’s Michael Sanders won the spot with 17.7 million votes. Following Saunders were George Springer, Dustin Pedroia and Ian Kinsler. In the National League, Brandon Belt of the Giants got the slot. He was followed by Sterling Marte of the Pirates, Trevor…

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He’s up for the final roster slot, but does Evan Longoria fit in with AL All-Stars?

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He could pose in the team picture without blushing. Evan Longoria would fit in just fine, of course. He has a .278 average and 18 homers and 45 RBI. He has made three other all-star games. People would look at the other stars, and then at him, and no one would blink. But does Longoria deserve to be an all-star. He is not one yet. The Rays’ third baseman is one of five players trying to win the final spot…

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