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Lightning’s slow start dooms them against New Jersey in loss

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The Tampa Bay Lighting, off to a good start this season, have now stubbed their toes in back-to-back games. The Lightning dropped a 3-1 decision to the New Jersey Devils Saturday night, marking the first time all season the team has lost two in a row. Tampa Bay is now 5-3 on the season. Tampa Bay had 33 shots on goal, including six by forward Steven Stamkos. However, a third-period goal by Tyler Johnson was the only score the Bolts…

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Rays start slowly again, drop a 5-3 decision to Baltimore

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Once again, the Tampa Bay Rays dug a hole too deep to climb out of Sunday. Tampa Bay lost a 5-3 game to the Baltimore Orioles after giving up four runs in the second inning, including a two-run home run by Manny Machado. Machado went four-for-four with two singles, a doubled, scored twice and knocked two runs in. The Rays got back to within 4-3 and loaded the bases in the eighth, but Hank Conger struck out on a pitch…

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