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Tampa Bay Rays lose yet again to Tigers despite solid start by Chris Archer

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Even when they get unusually good starting pitching, the day ends in the usual disappointment for the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite getting one of Chris Archer’s finest starts – 5 2/3 of three-hit, shutout baseball – the Rays’ bullpen faltered again in a 5-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. It concluded the first half of the season at 33-48. The Rays have won only two of their last 18 games. Tampa Bay has given up at least five runs in…

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Tigers win again as Tampa Bay loses their 15th game in 17 decisions

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Every day feels the same. Every song sounds the same. Every loss feels the same. That’s what it’s like for the Tampa Bay Rays, a team stuck in Grounghog Day. The Rays – surprise, surprise – lost another game Saturday afternoon, their 15th loss in their last 17 games. It dropped the team to 14 games under .500, a two-year low. This time, it was only 3-2, and the battered bullpen didn’t give up a run. Still, the Rays lost…

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Tigers beat up on on Tampa Bay, bullpen once again in easy victory

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Things are going so badly for the Tampa Bay Rays’ bullpen these days that they turned to an infielder Friday night. The Rays, being bashed by the Detroit Tigers, let infielder Taylor Motter finished the game up. And at least Motter kept the baseball inside the park, as opposed to other Rays’ pitchers who gave up a pair of three-run homers to Victor Martinez. The Tigers, who scored eight runs in the ninth on Thursday night, scored 10 on 14…

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Tampa Bay Rays collapse, blow five-run lead in loss to explosive Detroit Tigers

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The game was a stroll on the beach. It was an afternoon in the park. A float down the river. A Sunday afternoon drive. And then the sky fell. The Tampa Bay Rays blew a staggering lead Thursday night, giving up a five-run lead and losing a 10-7 game to the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers had only four hits going into the ninth, but for some reason, manager Kevin Cash entrusted the lead to young Ryan Garton. The Tigers beat…

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Rays’ Chris Archer struggles once again in lopsided loss to Detroit

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The mystery of Whatever Happened to Chris Archer continued Sunday afternoon. Archer, an all-star last year, gave up six runs in three innings and fell to 3-5 on the season. Archer gave up eight hits and six earned runs while collecting only nine outs. His ERA for the season is now 5.15. “It gets a little surprising at times because we know how good his stuff is,” said Rays’ manager Kevin Cash. “He’s in a stretch where things aren’t going…

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Rays lose Kevin Kiermaier to broken hand against Tigers

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The hand that brought a gold glove and a platinum glove to Kevin Kiermaier will spend the next few weeks in a cast. Kiermaier, the Tampa Bay Rays’ star center fielder, broke two metacarpal bones in his left (glove) hand Sunday. For the Rays, it was a deeper loss than the 5-4 game to the Detroit Tigers. Kiermaier is among the most popular players, a high-energy, defensively gifted outfielders. He broke the hand while diving on a shallow fly ball…

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Rays beat Tigers behind bases-loaded triple by Kevin Kiermaier

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The offense of the Tampa Bay Rays continued its hots week Thursday night in a victory in Detroit. This time, the Rays scored seven runs on eight hits to highlight a 7-5 win over the Tigers. Steven Souza Jr. and Steve Pearce each had home runs for the Rays, but the biggest hit was a bases-loaded triple by Kevin Kiermaier in the sixth. With the win, the Rays improve to 20-19 on the season. The Rays led 3-0 after one…

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