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Rays notes: Loney makes veteran play on crucial double

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- James Loney wasn't taking any chances. Trailing 3-2, the Royals had runners on first and third with one out in the eighth against Alex Colome when Kendrys Morales hit a...
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Kiermaier homer helps Rays finally win against Royals

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays ended their season-long misery against the American League's best team Sunday, edging the Kansas City Royals 3-2 behind stout relief pitching and a tie-breaking home run...
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Showing his stuff in rapid ascension

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- You should be excited about Blake Snell. You should be excited about his plus-95-mph fastball and his changeup and slider and curveball. How he can overpower hitters with his...
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Rays Notes: Guyer has become real hit at the plate

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays OF Brandon Guyer said his plan at the plate never includes getting hit by a pitch. It just appears that way. "It's just one of those things where, I don't know, it's an...
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Rays lose another to Royals at the Trop

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- It was going to take more than a home run from the man of the hour on Kevin Kiermaier Outlaw Action Figure night for the Tampa Bay Rays to find a way around the Kansas City...
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Rays great Zobrist returns to Trop for first time since trade

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- When he walked into Tropicana Field on Friday afternoon, it was as if he'd never left. "The feel of this place, it just feels like home for us," Ben Zobrist said. And, yes, he...
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Rays Notes: For Zobrist, it's a bittersweet return

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- It took a while, 128 games into the season, before former Ray Ben Zobrist received his Don Zimmer Most Valuable Player Award for the 2014 season, his last with the club. Zobrist...
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Bullpen slams the door as Royals stay undefeated against Rays

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Ben Zobrist returned Friday to Tropicana Field for the first time since his offseason trade and the Rays gave him and his family the VIP treatment. There was a pregame video...
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Rays Notes: Jennings returns to disabled list

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The disappointing season for LF Desmond Jennings continued Thursday when he returned to the 15-day disabled list with another left knee injury. This one is a bruise suffered...
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Rays rally to avoid sweep by Twins, pick up game in Wild Card race

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- They are all big games now, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said earlier in the week, so that would make Thursday's victory against Minnesota a big win. And a much-needed win,...
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Rays Notes: Arencibia happy to return to big leagues

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- C/1B J.P. Arencibia homered on the first pitch he saw as a big leaguer, a two-run shot off former Ray James Shields on Aug. 7, 2010, in Toronto. He homered again that day as part...
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Rays let another chance slip away, lose 5-3 to Twins

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay Rays had Chris Archer on the mound Wednesday against one of the teams they are chasing for a Wild Card spot. Big game? "It's big," manager Kevin Cash said before...
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Jennings' status uncertain after injury to knee

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings left Tuesday's game with a bruised left knee, the same knee that underwent arthroscopic surgery in June and kept him on the disabled...
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Casali may be headed to DL after straining hamstring

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Rays may have lost their most potent bat Tuesday when catcher Curt Casali suffered a strained left hamstring while rounding first base after hitting a home run in...
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Rays lose Jennings, Casali to injuries during loss to Twins

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays opened this homestand Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, one of the teams they are chasing in the wild-card standings. A perfect opportunity to make up some ground....
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Rays Notes: Loney will play while he appeals suspension

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays 1B James Loney received a one-game suspension and was fined Tuesday for bumping home plate umpire Paul Nauert after being ejected Saturday in Oakland. Loney has appealed the...
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Hickey's reports paint a detailed picture for the Rays' pitching staff

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Jim Hickey will spend as much as four hours today going over the Minnesota Twins hitters, making notes on each player. His hot zones in the strike zone, his cold zones. What he's...
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Rays Notes: Karns, Ramirez are in it for the long haul

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays shut down LHP Drew Smyly last year after his Sept. 6 start because they wanted to control his workload for the season. According to manager Kevin Cash, the Rays do not...
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Rays Notes: Loney holds nothing back in tilt with umpire

Tampa Bay Online 1B James Loney isn't concerned about a likely suspension for bumping home plate umpire Paul Nauert or the comments he made about Nauert after he was ejected in the sixth inning Saturday.
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Rays pleased with Moore's progress, may eye Sept. 1 return

Tampa Bay Online OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rays manager Kevin Cash said he couldn't comment on when or if LHP Matt Moore will return this season. He did say the organization is pleased with the progress Moore has made...
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Blog Articles

Rays 3, Royals 2 - Rays Win & Hatfield Catches A Foul Ball!

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — Solo homers from Guyer and Kiermaier were the difference in today's win. I've probably been to a thousand baseball games in my lifetime. Several hundred of those have been of the Tampa Bay Rays...
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SUNDAY GAME NOTES:

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Nathan Karns hopes to rebound from his previous start during this afternoon's series finale Remember back on June 20th when everything was going awesomely for the Rays ? They were 40-30, in...
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Rays down on the farm August 30: Dog bites man

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The GCL Rays season ended with a loss The GCL Rays finish with a .267 winning percentage, making them the worst short-season affiliate in Rays history. The previous record holders were the 2002...
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Rays 3, Royals 6: And we woulda won it too, if it weren't for those Medlen kids

Tampa Bay Online (nomo.red.evil) — Rays rally comes too soon Well, you can't say the Rays didn't have their chances. After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the fourth -- thanks to some infuriating Royals hitting and an explicable...
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DRaysBay Fantasy Baseball Association promotion and relegation spots

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Who gets to move up? First of all, thanks a ton to everyone who participated in the inaugural season DraysBay Fantasy Baseball Association. I haven't managed to write about it on the site as...
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Rays vs. Royals, game one recap: Tampa Bay loses a tie game

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Thanks, O'Nura. Homecomings happen all the time with a team like the Rays that rarely pays players to stick around for their whole career. Carl Crawford left and returned, but it's difficult...
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Rays down on the farm August 29: Yankees overwhelmed by Red Scare

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Joe McCarthy wins round two In his six-game hitting streak, Joe McCarthy is batting 13-of-25 with three doubles and a triple, and he has three strikeouts and two walks in that span. Credit to...
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Rays Tank: Four shades of bow ties, a baseball study

Tampa Bay Online (nomo.red.evil) — It's National Bow Tie Day! Ladies, gentlemen, and puddingrons, welcome to a Very Special Episode of the Rays Tank. More special than any VSE of Blossom, more shocking than the time on Fresh...
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Rays down on the farm August 28: Adames out for season

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Charlotte gets Casey Gillaspie back but loses the Florida State League's most exciting player If you missed the news, Willy Adames will miss the remainder of the season with an elbow injury ....
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Rays 5 - Twins 4: Rays avoid sweep, Bullpen leads way to comeback win

Tampa Bay Online (Charlie Poliseno) — The Rays needed to win this game to avoid getting swept at the hands of the Minnesota Twins and, thanks to the bullpen, they did just that. After dropping the first two games in the series at...
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THURSDAY GAME NOTES

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Drew Smyly goes to the mound as the Rays hope to avoid being swept at home There are 36 regular season games left in the season for the Rays . They'll face team they're either chasing for the...
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What does J.P. Arencibia bring to the Rays?

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Power...that's about it. During Tuesday's slugfest with the Twins , Curt Casali provided the Rays their final run of the evening as he belted a line drive homer into 162 landing. It was a...
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Rays 3, Twins 5: Missed Chances At The Plate Doom Rays

Tampa Bay Online (Erik Hahmann) — Leaving the bases loaded with no outs haunts the Rays in loss to Twins. It was a fairly uneventful game for the first five innings. The Twins threatened a time or two and the Rays finally got...
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Ray Tank: The DDJ BB HBP

Tampa Bay Online (nomo.red.evil) — Your one stop shop for complaining about your favorite baseball team Welcome to the Rays Tanks, where the rays are in nets, and the tanks are an unsustainable metaphor for a daily column. But...
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Rays down on the farm August 27: Whitley promoted to Hudson Valley

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The New York native will bolster the Renegades' outfield down the stretch If the Rays feel that Garrett Whitley is ready for this assignment, I would expect to see him with Bowling Green in...
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Postgame reaction thread: shucks

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Full recap coming in the morning. How do you beat Chris Archer? Source: FanGraphs You pop up bunts, of course.
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Rays Tank: The mythical complete game

Tampa Bay Online (nomo.red.evil) — Your one stop shop for complaining about your favorite team. Welcome to the Rays Tank, where the Rays are Lamontagne, who has never tanked a damn thing in his entire life, expect maybe while hat...
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Rays down on the farm August 26: Snell solid again

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Blake Snell continued to make the case for a promotion to the majors Adrian Rondon has not played since August 17, and he was not in the lineup of the GCL Rays' suspended game on Tuesday. ...
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Rays 7, Twins 11: Bizarro Rays can't quite break through

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Don't thank heaven for this 7-11. Welp. Nathan Karns didn't really have it tonight. In the first, he gave up a couple of runs, three on an early Miguel Sano home run. In a way, this wasn't...
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THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR!

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — maybe...or not Tonight, the Rays return home after a road trip that featured them being swept and losing five of their first six, with two of the losses being of the walkoff variety. Yet, they...
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