Tampa Bay Rays

Rays score in variety of ways to down Cubs
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With the number of remaining games dwindling, the Rays no longer have the luxury of waiting for home runs to start flying out of the park. The time has come to create runs by any means necessary, and the Rays did just that in an 8-1 win over the Cubs on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

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Rays strike early, often to keep WC chase on
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The Cubs’ winning streak, Chicago’s Interleague schedule and Joe Maddon’s homecoming parade all ended on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.

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Rays to recall Robertson, Hu
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The Rays will recall infielder Daniel Robertson and right-hander Chih-Wei Hu from Triple-A Durham, and will activate lefty Xavier Cedeno from the 60-day disabled list.

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Snell tries to keep postseason hopes alive
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Having caught fire since their early July series with Tampa Bay, the Cubs try to continue their surge as the fading Rays try to stay in the American League Wild Card hunt on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

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Rays waste Archer's solid start, Miller's HR
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It was a sweet homecoming for Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

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Colome bounces back to lock down 45th save
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The Rays saddled up “The Horse” to finish off Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox. And despite Friday night’s blown save, Rays closer Alex Colome got the job done, earning his 45th save of the season in the process.

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Odorizzi's arm, Sucre's pop down Red Sox
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Jake Odorizzi stymied Boston’s bats on Sunday in a 3-2 Tampa Bay win at Tropicana Field.

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Archer set for rematch with Cubs at the Trop
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The Cubs will take a brief break from playing National League Central opponents to face the Rays in a two-game Interleague series that begins Tuesday and marks a homecoming for Chicago manager Joe Maddon.

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Cash raves about Kiermaier's performance
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Kevin Kiermaier’s diving catch in the ninth inning of Friday night’s Rays-Red Sox contest was still on everyone’s mind Saturday. Not only did Kiermaier make a circus catch in the ninth, the Rays center fielder threw out runners and hit a game-tying home run in the 14th inning.

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Bats shut down in tight loss to Red Sox
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Rick Porcello kept the Rays bats in check for 7 1/3 innings and received enough run support to lead the Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Rays on Saturday night at Tropicana Field.

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Cobb baffled by balk, upset by non-strike call
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Confusion and frustration struck the Rays in the sixth inning when Alex Cobb got called for a balk and later did not get a strike-three call on a pitch that appeared to be a strike.

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Red Sox, Rays set to close out season series
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Center-field rivals Kevin Kiermaier and Jackie Bradley Jr. match up one last time in 2017 as the Rays and Red Sox wrap up their season series Sunday at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay righty Jake Odorizzi will oppose Boston lefty Eduardo Rodriguez.

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