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Rays rally in 9th to beat Athletics

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Tampa Bay hasn’t been so close to first place this late in the season since 2013, and Rays manager Kevin Cash wants his players to soak it up and enjoy every minute of it. The roar that emerged from the clubhouse following Tampa Bay’s ninth-inning comeback was proof that the Rays are doing just that.

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.2.15 — A call to (healthy) arms

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There’s no crying in baseball. Remember that maxim handed down to us via Tom Hanks’ character to Madonna’s in 1992’s A League of Their Own? But there is heartbreak. Last night at Tropicana Field, Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Indians’ first no-hitter since Len Barker’s perfect game way back in 1989. But on an 0-2 pitch, Tampa Bay Rays hitter Joey Butler lined a pitch over a diving second baseman’s glove, and the no-no was…

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