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Defenseless Lightning continues slump against Philadelphia

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The Tampa Bay Lightning continues to talk about how big the games ahead of them are. And they continue to lose them. The Bolts lost their third straight game – giving up 16 goals in the three – in a 4-2 loss to Philadelphia Saturday afternoon. “It was turnovers and lost battles pretty much all night,” said Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper. “When you’re going to do that, you don’t really have much of a chance of winning. And then, on top of that,…

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Rays fall once again despite a stellar pitching performance by Matt Moore

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The Tampa Bay Rays gave up only two runs Saturday. They surrendered only seven hits. They shut out the Baltimore Orioles after the second inning. But, yeah, the Rays lost again. Of course they did. The Rays dropped a 2-1 decision to the Baltimore Orioles, the 19th straight game the Rays have lost to a first-place team. Overall, Tampa Bay has lost 24 of its last 27 games. They have also lost eight straight and 12 of their last 13.…

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It’s no surprise that the Tampa Bay Rays are struggling at the All-Star break

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The major league All-Star game will proceed without the Tampa Bay Rays. Without any arguments for their players, either. Oh, relief pitcher Alex Colome made it to the game with 19 saves this season. And Evan Longoria, hitting .289 with 19 homers, was eliminated in the voting for the final slot. Hey, you could even get a debate going in the name of second-baseman Logan Forsythe, who is hitting .285. But, really, after that, all arguments are closed.  No one…

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Rays’ Matt Silverman thinks the Rays can still turn their season around

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Despite the losing streak, despite fifth place, despite the empty seats, Matt Silverman believes. Furthermore, he believes the Tampa Bay Rays believe, too. Silverman, speaking before Monday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox, conceded that the team’s record hasn’t matched expectations, but he said there was still time to turn things around. “It’s been a really rough stretch for us,” said Silverman, the president of baseball operations. “It dates back to when we lost (Kevin) Kiermaier. Since then, we’ve…

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Cleveland sends spiraling Tampa Bay Rays to longest losing streak of season

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Uh-oh. The reeling Tampa Bay Rays were clobbered again Tuesday night, losing a 6-0 game to Cleveland that took the Rays to depths they have not seen this season. It was the sixth straight defeat for the Rays, a season-high, and it left the team seven games under .500. For the third consecutive night, the Rays were competitive until late. This time, a three-run eighth inning by the Cleveland Indians did Tampa Bay in. The Rays had only three hits…

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Tampa Bay Rays are swept by Kansas City as team’s slide continues

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The slide continued for the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night in Kansas City. The Rays were swept by the Kansas City Royals, losing 6-3. It was the team’s 10th loss in their last 12 games. Chris Archer struggled again, giving up four runs in the first two innings. The Rays came back to within 4-3, but a pair of sacrifice flies closed it out for the Royals, who lead the American League Central. Tampa Bay, in last place in the…

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Rays’ Logan Morrison finally contributes to team’s offense

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For a month, Logan Morrison was trappped in a nightmare. He couldn’t hit. He couldn’t field.He couldn’t contribute to the Tampa Bay Rays. For 29 games, Morrison was helpless. No home runs. No RBI. He was hitting .129 with 29 strikeouts in 94 at bats. His slugging percentage was .153. His on baseball percentage was .229. He kept going to the plate, and he kept walking back to the dugout. In May, he had hit only .100, and was last…

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