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After a welcome day off, Rays prepare to welcome Yankees to Tropicana Field

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The Tampa Bay Rays have been looking forward to Thursday. This day will be like no other that they have experienced since April 27. It is called on off-day. Thursday marks only their third day off since the season began, but it will be the first for them at home. The other two were in New York and traveling between Baltimore and Toronto. The span of 20-games-in-20 days started with 5 games in Toronto and Miami and finished with 6…

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Tampa Bay Rays whiff again in 7-5 defeat by the Boston Red Sox

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Once again, the Tampa Bay Rays are striking out on the road. Literally. The Rays lost their fifth game in their last six tries Sunday, falling 7-5 to the Boston Red Sox. The Rays have also struck out at least 11 times in five of those six games. It’s been a nagging problem for the Rays, who lead the major leagues in strikeouts with 139. This time, it was a particular challenge in the eighth inning, when Kevin Kiermaier singled…

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Two days after big victory, Rays struggle in big defeat

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Some days you drop the bomb, and some days, it’s dropped on you. Two days after the Tampa Bay Rays clobbered Minnesota, 19-0, the Rays lost their worst-ever game, a 19-2 verdict to the Boston Red Sox. The 17-run loss beat 15-run defeats in 1998 and 2012 to Minnesota. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two home runs and drove in five for Boston. Pitcher Jose De Leon made his debut, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks. Hanley Ramirez…

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Rays lose another to Red Sox despite good start, rally

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The good start is but a memory. The comeback is just a detail. For the Tampa Bay Rays, the loss is just the latest one. The Rays dropped an 8-6 decision to the Boston Red Sox Thursday, allowing two runs in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 6-6 tie. The Rays are 20 games under .500 at 56-76 as they return home to face the Blue Jays. Tampa Bay took a 4-1 lead behind a two-run homer by…

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Boston shows Tampa Bay why it still matters in AL East

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Some nights, it isn’t hard to see the difference between the haves and the have-nots. Yeah, that’s the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, for you who struggle with metaphors. The Red Sox started pitcher Rick Porcello, who now leads the American League with 18 wins. He allowed only three runs in a 9-4 victory. The Rays started pitcher Matt Andriese, who lost his sixth decision in his winless 13-game streak. He lasted only four innings and gave up…

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Rays beat Red Sox as Mikie Mahtook snaps a long hitting slump

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As they compete for the AL East pennant, the Boston Red Sox are probably asking themselves one question this morning. Mikie Mahtook? Really? The Red Sox lost their second straight game to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday night, dropping a 2-1 decision as Mahtook knocked in Steven Souza with the winning run. Mahtook had been mired in 0-for-34 slump, and the hit left his average at only .138. Only three other Rays have ever had longer hitless streaks (Luke Scott’s…

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Rays capture a rare walk-off victory by beating Boston in 11

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Say this for the Tampa Bay Rays. They still know how to celebrate. Look at them frolic. Look at Logan Morrison on the back of hero Luke Maile. Look at the team bound around home plate. Look at the Rays celebrate their third walkoff victory of the year, a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The Rays are now 4-57 in games in which they have trailed after seven innings. It was the bottom of the 11th inning, two…

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