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Rays come from behind to win again in Washington

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Rain delays don’t matter. Great nights by old teammates don’t matter. An early deficit doesn’t matter. The surprising roll of the Tampa Bay Rays continued Thursday night in Washington, when the Rays scored four runs in the sixth inning to win a comeback victory over the Washington Nationals to win their series. The Rays are now eight games over .500 and have won six out of their last seven games. How impressive is this streak? Impressive enough that a 17-minute…

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Rays rebound to blank the Nationals in Washington

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Different night. Different place. Different result. For the Tampa Bay Rays, everything changed Wednesday night. A night after their most embarrassing loss of the season, the Rays came back to shut down the Washington Nationals, 5-0, on a two-hit shutout. The previous night, Washington had scored 16 runs on 23 hits, and there were times when it never seemed as if the Rays would get the Nationals out. This time, the difference in the teams was stark. The Rays pieced…

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Infielders take to the mound as Rays are clobbered

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Some race in the American League East, isn’t it? The first-place Tampa Bay Rays lost 16-4 on Tuesday night. The second place New York Yankees lost 12-2. For both teams, it was a struggle on the mound. How bad was it. It was so bad that the Washington National’s Wilson Ramos hit a home run off first baseman Jake Elmore. Then he hit a home run off second baseman Nick Franklin. It is easy to guess he wanted a crack at…

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