Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/1/13
Just when the Tampa Bay Rays are in need of a nice groove and some momentum for the final month, they are slumping and missing key scoring opportunities. ''It's just one of those things with the offense struggling, it seems like every run we score we have to scrap for,'' right fielder Wil Myers said. Myers was thrown out at the plate trying to score the tying run, former Rays farmhand Stephen Vogt homered and the Oakland Athletics completed a sweep of Tampa Bay with a 5-1 victory Sunday. Tampa Bay used seven pitchers, floundered at the plate and a typically sure-handed defense even had problems catching the ball. The Rays have lost four in a row as they head to Anaheim for a four-game series to continue a 10-game trip against the AL West. ''We'll get through this. We'll be fine,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''In a lot of these moments the right guys have been up in RBI situations. It just didn't work out. We're struggling with runners in scoring position and I keep believing it w...
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