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This time, Lightning rallies after blowing two-goal lead and wins in OT

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Forget that the opponent was in last-place. Forget that the Tampa Bay Lightning blew a two-goal lead for the second straight night. Forget that it took until overtime to complete the task. The Lightning won. What else matters? The Lightning, getting points in its sixth straight game, is starting to show signs of life in the Eastern Conference Wild-card race. Sunday night, Tampa Bay launched 40 shots at Colorado, and came away with a 3-2 overtime victory. The winning goal…

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Rays’ Matt Moore pitches well again in victory over Los Angeles Dodgers

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Slowly, he is returning to his role as ace of the Tampa Bay Rays staff. Whether he stays here is another matter. Matt Moore pitched well once again Wednesday, and the Rays won a 3-1 decision over the Los Angeles Dodgers. For Moore, it was the 10th straight game in which he has pitched at least six innings. He is 5-3 in his last eight decisions. Against the Dodgers, Moore allowed only four hits. Even better, he got one himself,…

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Rays finally break losing streak with victory over Minnesota

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It didn’t matter that the opponent is the worst team in the American League. It doesn’t matter that that win came late. It didn’t matter that the Tampa Bay Rays squeezed it out late. What matters is that the Rays won. Finally. The Rays beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-2, to snap a five-game losing streak. The Rays had lost 10 of 12 games coming in, and had settled into last place in the AL West. Tampa Bay got just enough…

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Rays finally end their losing skid by beating Yankees

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Finally. Relief. The Tampa Bay Rays won a baseball game at last Sunday afternoon, finally getting enough hitting, enough scoring and enough pitching to return to the win column after losing seven straight ballgames. They beat the New York Yankees, 8-1, scoring the game’s first four and its last four. The Rays had been fairly creative in all their losing, dropping games on three-run homers and on botched bunt plays. They had won only one of their previous 10 games.…

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George Will on Marco Rubio: ‘Absolutely, He Will Win’

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