Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/1/14
So much for all those waves the Tampa Bay Rays have been making in the AL Wild Card race lately. Wednesday afternoon in Seattle, it was more like a massive belly-flop. And in this case, the big splash at Safeco Field was made by brilliant Mariners' righthander Felix Hernandez, whose perfect game in a 1-0 victory suddenly leaves the Rays floundering again. And just when it looked like it was safe to get back in the water. Only two days ago, they were riding a seven-game winning streak, in sole possession of the Wild Card lead and starting to talk about making a run at the first-place Yankees in the AL East. Their bats had finally awakened with the arrival of slugger Evan Longoria back from half the season on the disabled list, they'd started a crucial 10-game road trip with a series sweep of Minnesota and an opening win in Seattle Monday night. But then came their ninth-inning disintegration Tuesday. After leading the entire contest, the Rays kicked away a game they should have...
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