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J.J. Hardy helps Orioles take down Rays

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J.J. Hardy enjoyed a memorable afternoon during an otherwise dreary season, hitting a crowd-pleasing home run and scoring twice to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 on Sunday. Rookie Chance Sisco also homered for the Orioles, who earned a split of the four-game series to finish their home schedule with a 46-35 record.

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Logan Morrison hits 2 HRs as Rays breeze past Orioles

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Logan Morrison homered twice, Wilson Ramos hit a three-run drive and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Dylan Bundy and the Baltimore Orioles 10-3 on Saturday. Steven Souza had a solo shot for the Rays, who have 23 home runs in their last 12 games. Morrison, who connected in the first inning and again in the third, has 24 for the season – a career high. Jake Odorizzi (5-3) was the beneficiary of Tampa Bay’s 14-hit attack, which included four doubles.…

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Justin Smoak homers leading Blue Jays over Rays

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As they try to recover from a tough start, the stakes sure feel high to the Toronto Blue Jays. Justin Smoak had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Saturday to end a three-game losing streak. Smoak went 3 for 3 and scored twice as Toronto improved to 7-17. “Every win, we need,” Smoak said. It was Smoak’s fifth multihit game of the season. He raised his average to .274. “We’re…

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Rays hit 4 homers, beat slumping Blue Jays 7-4

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Logan Morrison hit a two-run homer, Evan Longoria and Corey Dickerson added solo shots and the Tampa Bay Rays connected three times in the eighth inning to beat the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday night. Derek Norris added a solo homer in the ninth. He had two hits and two RBIs. Kevin Pillar homered and reached base five times for the Blue Jays, who lost their third straight. Toronto’s 6-17 start is the worst in franchise history. Pillar’s…

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Rays move above .500 as Jake Odorizzi shuts down Pirates

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Jake Odorizzi looks like he’s ready for the baseball season to begin. Teammate Steven Souza seems to be catching up. Together, the two led the Tampa Bay Rays (11-10) to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday night. Tampa Bay took a 3-0 lead, then coasted against the Pirates. Souza, who has been off to a slow start since his injury, had two hits to improve his average to .185 for the spring. He also drove in two runs.…

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