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Marlins blast Tampa Bay Rays in final game of Citrus Series

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This time, the Tampa Bay Rays were the bug. The Miami Marlins were the windshield. The Rays were clobbered by the Marlins Sunday after, losing 9-1 in their most lopsided defeat of the year. It was Tampa Bay’s fifth loss in six games, a stretch I which they’ve beeen outscored 37-22. The Rays were 20-19 at one point, but they have fallen to 21-24. “We just got outplayed today,” said manager Kevin Cash. “We got outpitched. We got outhit. They…

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Tampa Bay Rays lose to Marlins despite three more hits by Logan Morrison

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Hey, didn’t you used to be Logan Morrison? You know, the guy who was hitting .119 after 28 games? The guy who didn’t have a home run? The guy who didn’t have an RBI? These days, it’s a different Morrison who plays for the Rays. He’s hit .556 over his last eight games, and he’s brought his season average up to .225. He has seven RBI in his last seven games. Alas, three more hits by Morrison could not lift…

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This time, Rays’ Kevin Cash goes to Alex Colome for the win

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One day earlier, Tampa Bay Rays’ manager Kevin Cash refused to try Alex Colome for two innings. Tuesday, he thought it was a pretty good idea. Colome closed out the Florida Marlins in a 4-3 victory as the Rays finished their road trip with a 5-3 record. Colome allowed only one hit over his two innings to earn his 12th save. The previous day, however, Cash had chosen to stick with Erasmo Ramirez for his third straight inning, and it…

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Rays’ manager Kevin Cash sticks with Erasmo Ramirez too long

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After six wins, after a successful move to the bullpen, it is understandable if Rays’ manager Kevin Cash thinks a lot of pitcher Erasmo Ramirez. Maybe, he thinks too much of him. Cash stuck with Ramirez late in Monday night’s game, and it came back to hurt the Rays in a 7-6 defeat. The loss drops the Rays to 20-22 on the season. Ramirez was successful in pitching through the sixth and seventh as the Rays took a 6-5 lead.…

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Play ball! 3 games on opening day, with Royals-Mets rematch

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Andrew McCutchen vs. Adam Wainwright in the first inning, Josh Donaldson and the bangin’ Toronto Blue Jays teeing off later, then a World Series rematch in Kansas City. Neat way to begin opening day. The forecast at PNC Park calls for temperatures in the upper 30s on Sunday afternoon when McCutchen and the Pittsburgh Pirates host the first game of the 2016 season, facing the St. Louis Cardinals. No worries, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. They played an exhibition game…

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As Rays seek a new home, Marlins can tell them it doesn’t mean a panacea

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As the Tampa Bay Rays continue to look for a new home, there is a cautionary tale. If you pay attention to the Miami Marlins, it isn’t a cure-all. The Marlins, despite their new park, continue to struggle to gain a foothold in the state. They have the lowest revenues in the game, and their payroll is third to last (ahead of only Tampa Bay and Milwaukee). Miami is plagued with low attendance, and they don’t make much money off…

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Tampa Bay great John Lynch almost returned to baseball

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As he talked about joining the Ring of Honor, former Bucs’ great John Lynch didn’t just talk about winning a championship or all the Pro Bowls. He talked about the tough times, too. Lynch, at a press conference to announce this week’s pronouncement that he would be the latest player to join the Ring of Honor, talked about a time he regretted leaving a professional baseball career and a temptation to return to that sport before it clicked in the…

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