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Kansas City’s Danny Duffy throws a one-hitter at Rays, strikes out 16

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Evidently, the Tampa Bay Rays traded away their offense Monday afternoon. So what if it was only Steve Pearce and Brandon Guyer who were traded from the lineup. Against the Kansas City Royals, however, it was if the two took the bats with them. The Rays managed only one eighth-inning double against Danny Duffy, who threw a one-hit shutout and struck out 16. He was six outs away from no-hitting the Rays for the sixth time. “Duffy had everything going,…

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Rays finally win a baseball game big as rookie Blake Snell pitches well

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Consider the struggles of the Tampa Bay Rays over the last month. Would this really be a place you would look for near-perfection? And not even by the other team? The Rays, losing their way through the baseball season, had one of those rare nights where everything clicked Tuesday night. Rookie pitcher Blake Snell, for instance, was almost flawless in throwing seven innings of one-hit baseball in an 10-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Snell gave up only a leadoff…

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Rays’ Jake Odorizzi throws a one-hitter, but manages to lose to Yankees

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Tampa Bay Rays’ pitcher Jake Odorizzi was almost perfect Sunday afternoon. He just wasn’t close enough. Odorizzi allowed only one hit, one walk and runner to reach by error Sunday, but he fell 2-1 as Starlin Castro of the New York Yankees broke up his no-hitter with a two-run homer in the seventh inning. The Yankees sent only 29 batters to the plate, two over the minimum, in getting the win. “He was outstanding,” Cash said. “It was as good…

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