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Tampa Bay Rays are shut out once again in loss to White Sox

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Winning is one thing, but at this point, you have to wonder if the Tampa Bay Rays will ever score again. The Rays were shut out for the second straight night, losing a 1-0 game to Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox. Sale threw a two-hitter to stop the Rays. That was just good enough to beat the Rays, who gave up only four hits and a ninth-inning run driven in by Melky Cabrera. Nevertheless, the Rays fell to…

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Suddenly powerful Rays give Chris Archer sufficient support

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For a chance, Chris Archer had plenty of run support. So much so that he should have saved some. The offense of the Tampa Bay Rays, dormant for much of the season, broke out with a season-high four home runs in an 11-3 victory over the White Sox. Archer, who had been getting only 2.45 runs of support per game, won for the first time since June 23. He had lost his last four decisions. It was the third straight…

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Rays’ Asdrubal Cabrera finally has a bat to match his glove

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Turns out, the Tampa Bay Rays had the Chicago White Sox right where they wanted them on Sunday afternoon. On the mound, Chris Sale was, well, sailing. He was shutting out the Rays, who had only one hit. He had struck out 11. He was in command. And the Rays? All they could offer was light-hitting shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and his .203 average. What was there to fear? Well, there was this. Cabrera hit the ball out off the yard,…

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