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Cubs rally for 7-3 win over Rays

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Jon Jay connected for his third career pinch-hit homer and Ian Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single an inning later, helping the Chicago Cubs rally for a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. The Cubs appeared to be headed for their sixth loss in eight games before Jay drove a 1-2 pitch from Erasmo Ramirez (4-3) over the wall in left-center for a tying three-run shot with two out in the sixth inning. Jay then popped out…

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Orioles use key HRs to beat Rays

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Manny Machado hitting a three-run homer . Kevin Gausman pitching seven shutout innings. The Orioles winning in blowout fashion. Three things Baltimore was counting on happening a lot this season finally occurred in unison Sunday in a 7-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Orioles (40-41) concluded the first half of their schedule with a victory that was particularly special because of the contributions from Machado and Gausman, two key players who have thus far failed to reach their potential. Machado…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.7.16 – Hillary now officially the candidate? Yes, according to AP

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Happy Tuesday, everybody. To paraphrase Bob Dylan, you won’t need a weatherman  to tell you how many streets will be inoperative in Tampa today, after an onslaught of rain touched down on the area overnight. We’ll have to wait and see how bad the flooding is, but one has to wonder how long before the Buckhorn administration will feel confident enough that they’ll have the four votes to pass an stormwater infrastructure bill that failed last fall. There’s been lots…

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MLB Commissioner hopeful for Cuba game; owners to discuss netting

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred remains hopeful a big league team will play an exhibition game in Cuba during spring training. President Barack Obama announced in December his intention to restore diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba, and embassies were re-established in July. “There are a variety of issues involved there, not all of which are wholly within baseball’s control,” Manfred said Tuesday at the general managers meetings. “Obviously, the federal government has some significant influence on…

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DMB to close Summer Tour at Wrigley Field

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Via AntsMarching: It might not be the worst kept tour secret ever, but it’s up there. According to The Warehouse, Dave Matthews Band will indeed be playing Wrigley Field in September. The band takes to the Ivy on the 17th and 18th, officially ending their summer tour. Warehouse members can order tickets now, through July 16. The public sale begins July 17. As in the past for special shows, there is a VIP package available for $275, included in the price is a…

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