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TORONTO (AP) -- Luke Scott and Kelly Johnson hit back-to-back home runs, Evan Longoria also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays survived a late scare to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep.
The surging Rays have won 13 of their past 14 games and 20 of their past 24. After starting the season 14-18, Tampa Bay is a major league-best 44-23 since May 8.
Rays right-hander Chris Archer pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight decision, improving to 4-0 with an 1.62 ERA in his past six starts, including his first career shutout against Houston on July 14.
Archer (5-3) allowed five hits, walked four and struck out one.
R.A. Dickey (8-11) allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings, walked one and struck out eight. He gave up three home runs for the third time this season.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Tampa Bay Rays' Yunel Escobar was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game on Saturday as he is trying to heal a mild right-hamstring strain.
"He's feeling a lot better today, to the point where it's not sore," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "But I don't want to push it, because I don't think it's necessary. But he's definitely...
BRING US BACK
Expos fans flooded the stands at Sunday's game between the Blue Jays and Rays to state their case for bringing a team back to Montreal.
On Friday night while prospect Junior Lake was making his major league debut, it seemed like Matt Garza was going to be packing his bags for Arlington. The Cubs and Rangers had a deal set in place, and got to the point of swapping the medical records of all the players trading sides. After looking at all the records, the Cubs were concerned about one of the players they were to receive...
There was a momentary pause, followed by the obligatory spread of trade whispers after Melky Cabrera was pulled midway through a rehab game last night in Triple-A Buffalo. As Cabrera made his way into the Bisons dugout, packed his bags, and left for parts unknown it was not revealed until after the game that he would be returning promptly to the Blue Jays lineup.
Out of action...
Matt Moore is no joke.
Moore came in the hottest of all the Rays with a 4-0 record and a 1.35 ERA in his past month and he single handedly brought Tampa to within a half game of top of the AL East with a two hit shutout as the Rays beat the Red Sox with a 3-0 victory. Moore got his first career complete game shutout and his AL leading 14th win.
For the Sox, Brandon Workman pitched...
Tampa Bay Rays lefty Matt Moore pitched a two-hut shutout to win his 14th game and beat the Boston Red Sox in game one of a four game series against the Boston. The win moved Tampa Bay within a half game of the Red Sox in the American League East.
Ben Zobrist had three hits and James Loney drove in two runs for the Rays, who earned their sixth consecutive victory and won for the...
The Tampa Bay Rays are the hottest team in baseball right now. The Rays have won five straight games, 17 of their last 19 and are 15-2 in July.
Tonight the Rays invade Fenway Park looking to lay claim to first place in the American League East. The Red Sox currently lead the Rays by 1 1/2 games.
There's a lot on the line.
For those watching the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday afternoon, confusion may have set in while watching Jose Reyes avoid a pick-off attempt at first base. After the throw is made to first base, Reyes calls for time and writhes on the field in what seems to be agonizing pain for a few moments. It's hard to tell where he was hurt. It looks like...
Toronto Blue Jays short stop Jose Reyes has not been one of my favorite players in baseball ever since I took him with an early pick in my fantasy baseball draft a few years back and he only played a handful of games before getting hurt. However, after watching him make a play I have developed a new found respect for the man.
It's a 1-1 game in the...
BOSTON (AP) -- Matt Moore pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 on Monday night to move within a half-game of first place in the AL East.
Ben Zobrist had three hits and James Loney drove in two runs for the Rays, who earned their sixth consecutive victory and won for the 18th time in 20 games.
In his first start since...
After the All-Star break the Tampa Bay Rays are forced to run the gauntlet of the American League East with a 10-game road trip that began in Toronto, with stops in Boston and New York as well. A clean sweep of the Blue Jays over the weekend was the perfect jumping off point for a [...]
The two best teams in the American League happen to reside in the AL East. They also happen to clash tonight in Fenway Park for the first of a four-game series.
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Florida Gators, 12th round pick of the Minnesota Twins, standout relief pitcher for the Quebec Capitales, and now an All-Star for the Dunedin Blue Jays. It's not your conventional route, but Tony Davis is one of literally hundreds of professional players that continue to work 365 days a year hoping to get that call saying they have been promoted to the Major Leagues. His...
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