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Rays bash Minnesota 19-0 in Grapefruit League contest

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Are we sure it doesn’t count? Is there any way we can make it count? After all, fans have waited years for the Tampa Bay Rays to hit like this – 23 hits including five home runs. And the team hasn’t pitched like this very often – seven perfect innings and a shutout. It all added up to a 19-0 squashing of Minnesota is a grapefruit league victory Tuesday. Alex Cobb threw two perfect innings in the game. Curt Casali,…

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Rays nearing last place in American League after loss to Twins

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The Tampa Bay Rays aren’t in the cellar yet, but they can see it from here. The Rays lost a 6-3 game to the Minnesota Twins Sunday, dropping the Rays to one-half game ahead of the Twins in the American League. Miguel Sano hit two home runs, one of them off the roof at Tropicana Field. “I think that one got away from us a little bit,” said Rays’ manager Kevin Cash. “Interesting first inning. I thought Matt Andriese threw the…

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Rays stay out of cellar as Chris Archer pitches well against Twins

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Against the worst team in the American League, the best players for the Tampa Bay Rays finally were their players. As a result, the Rays avoided replacing the Minnesota Twins in the AL cellar. Tampa Bay won 7-3 over the Twins in a game with several heroes. There was pitcher Chris Archer, who threw six innings of three-hit, one-run baseball. Archer is still only 6-15 on the season, but he’s 2-2 in his last four games. There was third baseman…

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Twins come from behind against Erasmo Ramirez of Tampa Bay

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Remember when Erasmo Ramirez was claiming almost every win for the Tampa Bay Rays. If so, you have a fairly good memory. Since Ramirez’ 6-1 beginning (through May 7), he has gone only 1-8. The latest loss came Friday night, when Ramirez gave up three runs in 2 2/3 innings, and the Rays led a late lead slip away to the Minnesota Twins. The Twins closed to within a half-game of the Rays in the battle for last place in…

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Rays’ Evan Longoria continues hot streak as Rays win another

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Start with a little Longo. Then you add a large dose of LoMo. And watch the Rays go. Tampa Bay won its third straight game Sunday, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-5 to close out their four-game series. It was the third straight win for Tampa Bay and improved their record 25-30 on the season. Evan Longoria continued his hot streak with two home runs and a run-scoring single. Sunday, he had three hits and three RBI. For the series, he was…

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Home runs power Tampa Bay Rays to second straight victory

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Don’t look now, but the Tampa Bay Rays have themselves a bit of a winning streak. Following five straight losses, and 11 in 13 games, the Rays won their second straight game over the Minnesota Twins Saturday afternoon. Tampa Bay won, 7-4, behind four home runs. Steven Souza Jr. hit his 10th, a three-run blast. Evan Longoria hit his third in three games, the first time he has done that since 2013. Hank Conger and Logan Morrison also homered. Pitcher…

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Tampa Bay Rays plummet even further in loss to Minnesota Twins

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If you were wondering just how bad this losing streak will get for the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday night might have provided a few clues. The Rays fell, 6-4, to the lowly Minnesota Twins, a loss that was the team’s fifth straight and its 11th in 13 games. The Rays fell eight games under .500. Yeah, that was the same Twins who hav the worst record in the American League, the worst era and the fewest runs scored. Still, the…

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