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Rays’ Chris Archer manages to avoid his 20th defeat

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No, Chris Archer didn’t have a good season. Just a good finish. Archer, the Rays’ pitcher, avoided his 20th loss of the year Thursday night in a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Archer would have been the first pitcher since 2003 (Detroit’s Mike Mayroth) to lose 20. Instead of becoming a trivia answer for years (who was the last pitcher to lose 20?), Archer instead will finish 9-19. He pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed three earned runs. The…

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Rays win series from Sox behind Brandon Guyer, Matt Moore

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For a man who didn’t start the season with a defined role, Brandon Guyer is proving indispensable for the Tampa Bay Rays. One day after a home run, Guyer went four-for-four to lead the Rays to their first series win of the season. Matt Moore led the way to the win, throwing 6.1 innings and allowing only two runs and five hits. Alex Colome had his first save out of the bullpen. “Brando is such a big part of our…

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Rays turn to Erasmo Ramirez for first starter’s victory of year

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Okay. Who had Erasmo Ramirez in the pool? Ramirez, who wasn’t even in the starting rotation of the Tampa Bay Rays until Saturday, became the first starter to win a game for the team. Backed by three home runs, the Rays broke out for seven runs in a 7-2 victory over the White Sox. Tampa Bay had been shut out in its previous two games and had only one run in its last three. It was the lowest-scoring team in…

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Tampa Bay Rays are shut out once again in loss to White Sox

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Winning is one thing, but at this point, you have to wonder if the Tampa Bay Rays will ever score again. The Rays were shut out for the second straight night, losing a 1-0 game to Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox. Sale threw a two-hitter to stop the Rays. That was just good enough to beat the Rays, who gave up only four hits and a ninth-inning run driven in by Melky Cabrera. Nevertheless, the Rays fell to…

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Should the Rays have walked the bases loaded for Brad Boxberger?

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It’s an ugly dilemma. But what should the Tampa Bay Rays have done in an awful situation. All-Star reliever Brad Boxberger was on the mound. The winning run was at third. No one was out. The Rays chose to walk Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera to try to set up a double play. It didn’t work. After reaching a 1-1 count, Boxberger walked Avisail Garcia on three pitchers to force home the winning run. Rays’ manager Kevin Cash said he…

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Rays’ Brad Boxberger walks home winning run in bottom of 10th inning

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The Tampa Bay Rays fumbled away one of their more memorable comebacks Wednesday afternoon. The Rays fell behind 5-0 in the first inning, then fought their way back to a tie to force extra innings against the Chicago White Sox. However, a walk by Brad Boxberger to Avisail Garcia brought the winning run home in the bottom of the 10th. Adam Eaton had singled to start the inning, then stole second and took third when the throw bounced off shortstop…

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Suddenly powerful Rays give Chris Archer sufficient support

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For a chance, Chris Archer had plenty of run support. So much so that he should have saved some. The offense of the Tampa Bay Rays, dormant for much of the season, broke out with a season-high four home runs in an 11-3 victory over the White Sox. Archer, who had been getting only 2.45 runs of support per game, won for the first time since June 23. He had lost his last four decisions. It was the third straight…

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