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Rays to end disappointing month of June in Baltimore

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When the time comes to look back on the 2017 season, the Tampa Bay Rays should remember June as a month filled with missed opportunities. While they can still make some noise in the second half of the season, they missed a good chance to establish themselves as a bona fide contender for a playoff spot. Heading into June, Tampa Bay had every reason to be optimistic. They finished May with a winning record, including a 10-4 mark on the…

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Ariel Miranda’s 4-hitter leads Seattle to sweep of Rays

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Ariel Miranda pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 on Sunday to sweep their weekend series. Miranda (6-2) struck out a career-high nine and walked one. He has allowed only seven earned runs in 30 innings over his last five starts. Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer and Mike Zunino picked up two more RBIs in Seattle’s seventh win in eight games. Jarrod Dyson also drove in two…

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Mike Zunino’s 7 RBIs power Mariners past Rays

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Mike Zunino hit his first grand slam and drove in a career-high seven runs to power the Seattle Mariners to a 9-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. Zunino, sent down to Triple-A Tacoma for two weeks in May after struggling offensively, had a two-run double in the second, an RBI single in the fourth, and capped a five-run fifth with his slam that put the Mariners up 9-1. Rookie right-hander Sam Gaviglio (2-1) allowed one run…

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For MLB, the other woman isn’t prettier than the Rays

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The other woman isn’t pretty enough. Not yet, anyway. Still, there is time. If you are a fan of baseball in Tampa Bay, you could not help but notice when Commissioner Rob Manfred flirted a bit this week with Montreal, which is expected to be the other option if things don’t work in Tampa Bay. It is a role that long-time fans of St. Petersburg should know well. After all, we were the ones that baseball dallied with for years.…

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