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Rookie Jake Faria tops Boston’s Chris Sale in Rays’ 4-1 win

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 Wilson Ramos homered and drove in three against Chris Sale despite the All-Star’s record-setting performance, rookie Jake Faria remained unbeaten and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Thursday night. Sale (11-4) struck out 12 while giving up four runs and seven hits in seven innings. He became the first Red Sox pitcher to strike out 10 or more in 12 games before the All-Star break, surpassing the 11 games of Pedro Martinez in 1999. Ramos hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning…

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Chris Sale, relievers fan 16 Rays in 6-3 Red Sox win

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Nothing complicated about Chris Sale‘s strong start with the Boston Red Sox. It’s just more of the same from his time with the White Sox. Sale struck out 12 while pitching seven solid innings and Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, leading the Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. It was Sale’s seventh straight start with double-digit strikeouts. The 6-foot-6 left-hander allowed three runs and two hits, both homers. “It’s almost a carbon…

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Joe Maddon should seek advice from Terry Francona

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Joe Maddon has his work cut out for him. He must convince his team that they can accomplish the next-to-impossible. Good luck with that. Maddon’s Chicago Cubs are looking at a 3-0 deficit in their National League Championship Series against the New York Mets. New York’s pitching has been better than their opponents from Chicago’s north side. More importantly, the Mets’ starters have been better than the Cubs’ potent, but young, hitters. So what does a manager say to his…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.27.15 — $55 million later, the govt’s case against Barry Bonds ends with a whimper

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In the new hit comedy, Trainwreck, there’s a scene where a sports physician (played by Bill Hader) humblebrags to some guys at a party about some of the athletes he’s worked with: LeBron James (who co-stars in the film), Tom Brady and Chris Paul for starters. Those names all draw “ohhhs” from the sycophantic sports fans. But when he mentions Alex Rodriguez, there’s dead silence, followed by a character (played by former SNL actor Tim Meadows) saying, “F*ck him.” That scene…

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