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Despite tough start to road trip, Rays bouncing back

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The Tampa Bay Rays have only one game remaining in their brutal 8-game road trip. Thursday night’s game in Houston will determine whether they break even or finish at 3-5.

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Rays salvage series finale with 5-3 win over Yankees

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Corey Dickerson hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a three-run third, and the Tampa Bay Rays‘ bullpen allowed one hit over five scoreless innings in a 5-3 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday that salvaged the finale of a four-game series. Sergio Romo, Dan Jennings, Steve Cishek and Tommy Hunter pitched hitless relief after rookie Jacob Faria started just four of 20 batters with strikes and got only 12 outs on his 24th birthday.

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Brett Gardner’s walk-off single leads Yankees past Rays

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This latest hit by Brett Gardner produced another walkoff win for the New York Yankees – without any mishaps, either. Gardner hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, sending the AL East leaders over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 for their sixth straight win.

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All rise as Aaron Judge smashes his way to Home Run Derby title

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Aaron Judge dominated the All-Star Home Run Derby in the same manner he has smashed his way through his rookie season. The larger-than-life New York Yankees slugger beat Minnesota’s Miguel Sano 11-10 with two minutes to spare in the final Monday night, reaching 513 feet and displaying remarkable power to all fields. Judge, 6-foot-7 and 282 pounds, sprayed balls off the glass behind left field that supports the Marlins Park retractable roof, hit one over the Red Grooms home run…

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Duke outlasts Indiana in Pinstripe Bowl

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For those expecting the New Era Pinstripe Bowl to produce a lot of points, they were not disappointed. In the end, Duke came away with a 44-41 victory over Indiana on Saturday at Yankee Stadium in New York. It was the Blue Devils’ first bowl victory since 1961. “We’ve been hearing 1961 since my freshman year,” said Duke center Matt Skura. “It’s been a goal for a long time. It’s not just our senior class that’s been a part of…

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Yankees need more than history to get by Astros

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The Houston Astros came into existence in 1962 as the Colt 45s. Houston finished with a 64-96 record, but their fellow expansion team that year did much worse. The New York Mets were 40-120. While finishing 24 games better than the Mets that year, Houston’s “superiority” did not last. By the end of the decade, New York was celebrating a World Series victory by a team other than the Yankees. By 1965, the team became the Astros as they moved…

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