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Corey Dickerson named AL All-Star starter; Logan Morrison in Final Vote

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Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Corey Dickerson has been voted into the American League starting lineup for this year’s All-Star Game. He will join baseball’s best in Miami on July 11. Dickerson trailed Seattle’s Nelson Cruz since balloting began a month ago, but came on strong to take a 60,000-vote lead when Major League Baseball announced the final update this week. Balloting closed on Thursday night, and the entire team was announced Sunday. Dickerson is having the best season of…

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Ariel Miranda’s 4-hitter leads Seattle to sweep of Rays

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Ariel Miranda pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 on Sunday to sweep their weekend series. Miranda (6-2) struck out a career-high nine and walked one. He has allowed only seven earned runs in 30 innings over his last five starts. Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer and Mike Zunino picked up two more RBIs in Seattle’s seventh win in eight games. Jarrod Dyson also drove in two…

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Mike Zunino’s 7 RBIs power Mariners past Rays

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Mike Zunino hit his first grand slam and drove in a career-high seven runs to power the Seattle Mariners to a 9-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. Zunino, sent down to Triple-A Tacoma for two weeks in May after struggling offensively, had a two-run double in the second, an RBI single in the fourth, and capped a five-run fifth with his slam that put the Mariners up 9-1. Rookie right-hander Sam Gaviglio (2-1) allowed one run…

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Corey Dickerson lone Rays’ bright spot in All-Star balloting

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Corey Dickerson is having a monster season worthy of an all-star. Whether he is invited to make the short trip to Miami as part of the American League All-Star team is yet to be determined. In the first round of American League All-Star balloting released Wednesday, Dickerson is fourth among designated hitters. No other Rays player is among the top 5 in any position. Seattle’s Nelson Cruz leads designated hitters by a wide margin over second place Edwin Encarnacion of…

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