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Rays beat Red Sox as Mikie Mahtook snaps a long hitting slump

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As they compete for the AL East pennant, the Boston Red Sox are probably asking themselves one question this morning. Mikie Mahtook? Really? The Red Sox lost their second straight game to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday night, dropping a 2-1 decision as Mahtook knocked in Steven Souza with the winning run. Mahtook had been mired in 0-for-34 slump, and the hit left his average at only .138. Only three other Rays have ever had longer hitless streaks (Luke Scott’s…

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Rays lose outfielder Mikie Mahtook to fractured left hand

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The Tampa Bay Rays continue to lose outfielders. The Rays lost their fourth outfielder recently when Mikie Mahtook fractured his left hand after being hit by a pitch in the second inning. There is no word how long Mahtook will be out. Tampa Bay had already lost Kevin Kiermaier, Steven Souza and Brandon Guyer from their outfield. Mahtook had been struggling with a .154 average. The Rays already had been rumored to have an interest in former teammate Carl Crawford.

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Rays’ new shortstop Brad Miller homers in victory over Boston

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Brad Miller is the new starting shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays because of his glove. Friday, however, it was his bat that made some noise. Miller hit a two-run home run, his first of the spring, to lead the Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox in spring training. For the Rays, Mikie Mahtook, Logan Morrison, Taylor Motter, Granden Goetzman and Miller knocked runs in. Seven Rays pitchers combined for the victory, including starter Dana Eveland,…

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Rays win spring game behind power of Mikie Mahtook, Richie Shaffer

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The future went deep for the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Both Richie Shaffer and Mikie Mahtook, late season call-ups last year, homered in the Rays’ 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Despite their successes, it figures to be tough for either to make the team with the additions of Corey Dickerson, Steve Pearce and Logan Morrison plus the return of Desmond Jennings. The Rays beat the Phillies behind another good effort by Matt Moore, who struck out eight in…

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Rays fall to Blue Jays to clinch a losing record for 2015

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It is now official. The 2015 Tampa Bay Rays will forever be known as losers. The Rays dropped their 82nd game of the year Friday, falling 8-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays had 17 hits on the night. Rays had taken a 4-1 lead in the fifth inning on a three-run home run by Mikie Mahtook, his eighth of the year. But the Blue Jays stormed back with seven runs over their next two at bats to…

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Rays lose game to Toronto’s Josh Donaldson in bottom of ninth

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It’s hardly news, but it is now official. The Tampa Bay Rays will not finish with a winning record this season. The Rays lost their 81st game Sunday, to go with only 75 wins, in losing a lead and a game to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays led by as much as 4-1 before the Blue Jays came back, winning the game on the 41st home run of the year by Josh Donaldson in the bottom of the ninth.…

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Rays’ Matt Moore has another good outing in beating Red Sox

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Some pitchers are after victories. Some are after strikeouts. Matt Moore? Well, he’s after…trying to be Matt Moore again. Moore pitched his second straight strong game Tuesday night, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-2 and lifting the Tampa Bay Rays out of last place for at least a night. Moore surrendered two runs in the first, but no more in his 6 2/3 innings. Moore has shaved almost two runs off his ERA in his last two victories. It was…

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